Diving Into What’s New in PHP & Node.js Monitoring

In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added quite a few features to our PHP APM solution and announce beta support for Node.js applications. We now have the best APM solution in the market for PHP applications with support for PHP versions 5.2 to 5.5:

 

Our Java and .NET customers know and love our support for distributed transaction correlation and we are proud to announce we now have support in PHP. Through our latest PHP agent you can get complete visibility across complex distributed applications:

 

As of the latest release you can now track your PHP command line scripts via AppDynamics. With PHP Command Line Interface (CLI) support you can get visibility into your background tasks with each script showing up as a new business transaction:

We added Redis + RabbitMQ support for complete visibility accross all of your backend services in PHP:

With the Apache + Nginx extensions you can now track custom metrics via the metric browser to get visibility not only into PHP, but your web servers as well. The extensions enable you to capture metrics like active connections, total number of requests, resource utilization, and thoroughput:

 

In the AppDynamics Spring 2014 release we added beta support for Node.js applications. With the native Node.js agent you we have added support for all the core AppDynamics features users know and love including auto-discovery of business transactions, dynamic baselining, application flow maps,  and transaction snapshots. The AppDynamics Node.js agent supports almost all Node.js frameworks out of the box and supports Node.js 0.6+

With process snapshots and complete call graphs you get complete visibility to find the root cause of performance problems:

The Node.js agent has built-in support for PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, Memcache, and Redis backends.

Take five minutes to get complete visibility into the performance of your production applications with AppDynamics todayGet started today by signing up for the Node.js beta agent!

Introducing AppDynamics Node.js Agent now in Beta

AppDynamics is excited to announce the Node.js agent is available in beta. The AppDynamics Node.js agent now supports all the core AppDynamics features users know and love including auto-discovery of business transactions, dynamic baselining, application flow maps,  and transaction snapshots.

Why Node.js?

Node.js, for those that haven’t heard of it, is essentially server-side JavaScript. While JavaScript itself has been around for a while, the idea of using it on the backend is pretty new. So why would we choose to support Node.js instead of a more established platform like Python or Ruby? The answer is that we believe Node.js will be the next big thing in enterprise software and especially mobile applications. In the last year, usage of Node.js has more than doubled, and it’s already the 17th most popular application server.

The AppDynamics Node.js agent supports almost all Node.js frameworks out of the box and supports Node.js 0.6+.

With process snapshots and complete call graphs you get complete visibility to find the root cause of performance problems:

The Node.js agent has built-in support for PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra, Riak, Memcache, and Redis backends.

But it’s not just another trendy programming language – companies like LinkedIn and Walmart are already using it, and several of our bigger customers have already requested that we add support for the platform, including FamilySearch.

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Why is it so popular? Node.js has an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model, which means (essentially) it can service more requests with fewer resources than other major thread-based programming languages. This makes it a good platform for building scalable web applications, but what it’s really great for is mobile applications, which typically rely on an API server to service requests from thousands of devices at once.

So Node.js is great for building fast apps that scale well. The Internet giants like LinkedIn and eBay already know this, but the enterprise is catching on. Several of our customers have already requested Node.js support because they’ve realized how well Node.js aligns with their business requirements. We wanted to stay ahead of the demands of our customers, so we decided to add Node.js support to our application performance management (APM) solution.

Get started today by signing up for the Node.js beta agent!