AppDynamics Goes for the Gold – Eliminating Performance Blind Spots

In Smart Thoughts - 04/04/2014 Leave a comment
AppDynamics Goes for the Gold – Eliminating Performance Blind Spots
With the new release of the AppDynamics platform this week, the popular APM tool adds support for NoSQL databases, Node.js and Scala as well as enhancing their Java, .Net, PHP and mobile solutions.
With the new release of the AppDynamics platform this week, the popular APM tool adds support for NoSQL databases, Node.js and Scala as well as enhancing their Java, .Net, PHP and mobile solutions.

10 Ways to Use APM to Power Real-Time Business Analytics

In Technology - 03/25/2014 Leave a comment
10 Ways to Use APM to Power Real-Time Business Analytics

Fraud detection, CRM, financial trading, supply-chain optimization, operational intelligence, risk management and a number of other application areas are dependent ...

Fraud detection, CRM, financial trading, supply-chain optimization, operational intelligence, risk management and a number of other application areas are dependent on real-time analytics.

The process of conducting real-time analytics typically relies on accessing multiple database systems; searching, ingesting and formatting data for analysis; multiple-step data manipulation and conversion processes; temporary storage of preliminary results; and the movement of large volumes of data onto high-performance server clusters for analysis.

The analytics applications often are run on distributed systems where data must be stored and moved in a timely manner for results to be obtained in optimal time. There are multiple systems, applications, and networks involved in the derivation of the needed business intelligence.

Application performance management (APM) can play a major ...

Application Marketplace Corner: APM Needs an Ecosystem

In Smart Thoughts - 03/18/2014 Leave a comment
Application Marketplace Corner: APM Needs an Ecosystem

Just as when the network management market matured, application performance management (APM) solutions are tightly integrating with other monitoring solutions. ...

Just as when the network management market matured, application performance management (APM) solutions are tightly integrating with other monitoring solutions. The integration lets the APM user access a richer set of performance information about the service or device, thus providing enhanced insight into overall performance of an application.

Naturally, partnerships with key players in the market are essential to build a practical ecosystem. This is an area where AppDynamics brings a sharp focus by nurturing a community of developers and partners, resulting in more than 60 solutions that enhance the usefulness of its APM tools. The solutions, available through AppDynamics Exchange, cover a variety of areas including alerting, Big Data, cloud connector, monitoring, performance testing, and remediation.

For ...

Bringing Life to Sales with Mobile Apps

In Money & ROI - 01/30/2014 Leave a comment
Bringing Life to Sales with Mobile Apps

Whether you are a brick and mortar retailer or e-tailer the need to go mobile is greater than ever. ...

Whether you are a brick and mortar retailer or e-tailer the need to go mobile is greater than ever. As mobile transactions climb to the trillion dollar mark you’re missing a rapidly growing market segment if you don’t have an efficient mobile app.

Read this whitepaper to gain insight into important considerations for planning, building and launching a mobile application in order to ensure the best experience for your end users and a new revenue stream for your business.

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Mindjet Busts Bottlenecks Before Users See Them

In Money & ROI - 01/16/2014 Leave a comment
Mindjet Busts Bottlenecks Before Users See Them

When software company Mindjet needed to ensure its application could seamlessly scale to support its growing user base, it turned ...

When software company Mindjet needed to ensure its application could seamlessly scale to support its growing user base, it turned to application performance management expert AppDynamics for a solution that was easy to use and install.  Find out the dramatic results, including a decrease of mean time to resolution from days to mere hours.

Real-World Mobility — Transitioning from Beta to General Availability

In Smart Thoughts - 03/26/2014 1 Comment
Real-World Mobility — Transitioning from Beta to General Availability

Companies across all industries are ramping up their mobile efforts to differentiate services for customers, increase worker productivity, and improve ...

Companies across all industries are ramping up their mobile efforts to differentiate services for customers, increase worker productivity, and improve satisfaction for both groups.

While some companies are relying on off-the-shelf applications or are providing access to information and services via a mobile device’s Web browser, many are turning to in-house mobile app development efforts. Nearly one in five companies will acquire mobile applications strictly through in-house development and 50 percent will use a mix of in-house development and off-the-shelf purchases, according to one global study.

Coinciding with this push into mobile app development, companies are putting greater efforts into mobile app testing. While security, functionality, and user interface testing are very important, performance testing is expected to ...

Storage Matters — How NetApp Integration Drives Performance

In Smart Thoughts - 03/24/2014 Leave a comment
Storage Matters — How NetApp Integration Drives Performance

For years, IT organizations have used a variety of systems management tools to monitor the performance of their storage infrastructure.

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For years, IT organizations have used a variety of systems management tools to monitor the performance of their storage infrastructure.

When a critical database application suffers a storage-related performance issue the most common solution is to throw more storage at the problem. Adding more drives, and particularly more high-performance (and more expensive) drives, might temporarily alleviate a performance problem. However, in most cases this approach would not address the underlying issues that caused the performance problem in the first place.

As we’ve come to know, it’s not enough to understand how a particular element of an application is performing. What’s needed is an understanding of the interplay between different elements. In particular, you need to know: What are the nuances ...

APM and Financial Services: What the Experts Think

In Money & ROI - 03/13/2014 Leave a comment
APM and Financial Services: What the Experts Think

Financial services customers are some of the toughest clients to satisfy.

Studies have found they are less tolerant of web ...

Financial services customers are some of the toughest clients to satisfy.

Studies have found they are less tolerant of web page loading delays and have higher expectations of online availability than the general web surfing public.

Furthermore, they consider their online tasks, whether it is looking up account information or making a transaction, to be urgent. They are less likely to try later, opting instead to use more expensive (to the financial institution) offline alternatives such as calling a service representative to complete the task.

Simply put, poor performance of a financial services organization’s web sites, systems, and applications lead to customer dissatisfaction. Web site performance is second only to security in financial services site user ...

APM and Mobile: How to Conquer the Next Frontier in Performance and Monitoring

In Smart Thoughts - 01/29/2014 Leave a comment
APM and Mobile: How to Conquer the Next Frontier in Performance and Monitoring

Mobile users accounted for almost 20 percent of all global web traffic last year, and that percent is ...

Mobile users accounted for almost 20 percent of all global web traffic last year, and that percent is expected to significantly increase going forward.

With more customers browsing corporate web sites using their smartphones and tablets and more companies providing their workers and clients with access to business applications via mobile web-based or native apps, mobile performance is becoming a key to business success.

Understanding the performance of mobile applications is a complex challenge for developers and IT. The mobile device itself, the carrier service used to make a connection, or the application code can contribute to poor performance.

Ensuring mobile performance meets user expectations is a difficult task that is getting more challenging all the time. Apps ...

Gartner Magic Quadrant Reflects Shifting APM Requirements

In Smart Thoughts - 01/10/2014 Leave a comment
Gartner Magic Quadrant Reflects Shifting APM Requirements

Application performance monitoring (APM) requirements continue to rapidly evolve to meet the rapidly evolving nature of applications and needs of ...

Application performance monitoring (APM) requirements continue to rapidly evolve to meet the rapidly evolving nature of applications and needs of businesses and consumers.

Today, applications are more complex, built using SOA and often relying on the timely execution of many discrete applications (e.g., a Web server, a database, and a backend application such as CRM or an order entry system). These components typically run on compute platforms that are on-premises, hosted, or delivered via a cloud service. The exchange of data between software components is carried out over corporate backbones, managed services networks, and the public Internet.

All of these aspects of an application’s execution are highly dynamic. Add to that, the unpredictable demands placed on applications by today’s always-on, ...