Application Performance Monitoring (APM) for modern environments
Applications Manager offers Application Performance Monitoring (APM) where you can track the back-end performance of your business-critical applications. It helps you identify areas of performance degradation within your application so that they can be resolved before your end-users are affected. With our application performance monitoring tool, you can quickly respond to incidents, pinpoint areas that require performance tuning, and gather valuable data by analyzing user behavior.
Need for an application performance monitoring tool
Organizations with a large infrastructure often find themselves in need of a monitoring tool as part of their application performance management strategy. As their application stack would generally be reliant on a ton of dependent services, IT administrators often lack the visibility required to find and fix performance issues. Through proactive real-time monitoring and intelligent alerting, application monitoring tools offer deeper visibility into the back-end performance of your application in the form of metrics where a correlation can be drawn between different resources.
Applications Manager is one such application performance monitoring tool that lets IT and DevOps teams get answers to questions like:
- How are my applications performing in terms of speed, availability, and user experience?
- What are the root causes of any performance issues, errors, or anomalies that affect my applications?
- How can I optimize the resource utilization, scalability, and reliability of my applications?
- How do my applications align with our business goals and outcomes?
Let us take an in-depth look at the different monitoring capabilities offered by Applications Manager and how they can help fulfill your business needs.
Why is Applications Manager one of the best APM tools in the market?
Applications Manager uses performance tracking, digital experience monitoring (DEM), AIOps, smart alerting, distributed tracing, and mapping capabilities to help improve application performance, availability, and end-user experience.
These are some of the features and benefits of using our application performance monitoring software:
Capabilities of our application performance monitor:
Monitor application performance extensively
Applications Manager lets you track all your business-critical applications within a single dashboard panel with some important performance parameters like availability, Apdex score, response time, error rate, throughput rate, and fatal count. This makes managing your application stack easier by enabling easy fault management, performance optimization, and resource allocation.
You can further analyze each application for a better understanding on their frontend and backend performances. You'll get extensive details on various application performance monitoring metrics such as memory, throughput, errors, response times, and more. You can see what's happening inside your applicationsÑthe transactions that are getting executed, database operations, traces, and exceptions.
Within seconds of deploying Applications Manager's APM Insight agent, you can also map dependencies across different components of an application stack to understand their interaction with each other. There are graphs available for easy comprehension and analysis of critical performance metrics to understand how they impact your application over a period of time. It also lists out anomalies in the order of highest to lowest impact on application performance so that DevOps engineers can analyze the root cause and come to a conclusion on the decisive action to be taken.
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Get code-level insights
Use Applications Manager to obtain thorough information on the transactions that are being carried out by your application. This can help you understand what causes sluggish transactions and how to speed up response time. A table view of all your transactions makes it easier to identify the slow performing ones, while the graph view can be used for breaking down each transaction and analyzing their performance parameters. Tracing these transactions enables further investigation into the line of code that is causing the error.
On analyzing each transaction, you get a list of the 5 most recent traces and the accompanying performance metrics, such as response time, CPU time, external calls, internal calls, SQL time, and Distributed Calls count. Total call count, breakdown of slowest method calls and external calls, and request parameters are some of the metrics that can be used to understand distributed data processing and aid in performance tuning.
Also, by identifying the SQL queries used during the transaction, you may figure out which database queries are performing poorly and promptly address the issue. End to end application performance monitoring solutions like Applications Manager provides all the information required to get code-level insight of your app so that necessary steps can be taken to optimize and improve overall response time.
Leverage distributed tracing for applications
In a microservices environment where there are dozens of services calling one another, it is difficult to understand what's going on inside your application and debug problems that occur in production. With built-in distributed tracing capabilities, Applications Manager can track calls made from one application to another across various platforms and languages. If an error occurs, you can easily understand which service is impacted and raise it to correct team to fix it.
You can improve time to market by deploying or updating new services and immediately visualizing the impact on the product. Applications Manager's application monitoring software also helps you improve developer productivity and output by reducing debugging and diagnostic time.
Capture errors and exceptions
Exceptions are undesirable events that occur as a result of an error during program execution which has can be used to gather information on the elements that are responsible for flow disruption. One of the keys to a solid application performance is having a clear understanding of the errors and exceptions thrown by your application. Applications Manager is a tool with excellent application performance monitoring functionalities where a dedicated dashboard panel is available to ensure prompt error and exception handling.
The tool lists out each error code and exception that has been thrown by the system which can be drilled down for further analysis, making it easier to prioritize and plan for fault management. To know more about your application exceptions and error codes, Applications Manager gives your their transaction split up where you get to know how much exceptions the recent transactions face and their error codes.
Measure end user satisfaction
Applications Manager's application performance monitoring software helps IT admins gauge their application users' satisfaction with the help of Apdex scores. The virtual score helps businesses understand how end users might experience their applications which serves as a baseline parameter for performance troubleshooting.
The Apdex score data is collected over a period of time and converted into a simple index - satisfied, tolerating, frustrated - based on the application responsiveness. Streamline troubleshooting efforts. Save precious time by quickly identifying critical debug data without performance overhead. Avoid looking through log files and reduce time to resolve issues.
Discover and map dependencies across application stack
Our App performance monitor's automated service maps help you get a complete overview of your application architecture and visualize its connections and dependencies. The service map feature of our APM monitoring tool allows you to:
- Quickly get an overview of the current health and operational status of your entire environment.
- Identify problematic elements and drill down further to narrow down the issue to the individual host of the external component.
- Assess the impact of performance issues, both upstream and downstream, by looking at how the components are connected.
Track database operations
The application performance monitoring dashboard lays out extensive information about the database and its underlying operations. Discover queries consuming more time and tend to it with the help of details like average, minimum, maximum, and total response times for all DB queries.
Besides monitoring application performance, you can also understand the number of times a query is invoked along with the throughput, SQL time and error stats. By using Applications Manager to track SQL queries executed during the transaction, you can easily isolate poorly performing database queries and focus on optimizing them.
Applications Manager is an application monitoring software that also helps you improve developer productivity and output by reducing debugging and diagnostic time. You can improve time to market by deploying or updating new services and immediately visualizing the impact on the product. We currently support distributed tracing for Java, .NET and Node.js applications.
Boost performance with thread profiling
Monitor application performance to diagnose complex problems in production without executing thread dumps and analyzing enormous amounts of raw data with the help of thread profiling. App performance monitoring tools such as Applications Manager help you spot high CPU consuming threads, along with their thread ID, CPU time and memory allocated details.
In addition, Applications Manager provides data on the invocation count of every method. You can isolate methods that contribute to slow responses and diagnose the root cause of CPU spikes and performance bottlenecks.
Improve DevOps practices
An application performance monitor helps DevOps save precious time by quickly identifying critical debug data without performance overhead having to avoid looking through log files to resolve issues. One can anticipate user needs and optimize applications accordingly. See the effect of every change in your environment within a single console to improve the quality of the product and expedite release cycles.
Monitor application performance in just a few minutes!
Applications Manager is a consolidated monitoring platform that offers not only helps track your application performance, but also supports over 150 technologies and applications. It is easy to set up, has a simple licensing model, and comes with affordable pricing plans.
To experience all the features of our application performance monitoring tool, download 30-day free trial now!
FAQs on application performance monitoring:
What is application performance monitoring?
By definition, Application Performance Monitoring (APM) enables organizations to monitor the performance
metrics of their business critical applications, receive timely alerts in case of performance issues, and
generate reports for periodic performance analysis.
Why is application performance monitoring important?
End-to-end application performance monitoring ensures enhanced end user experiences and enables IT admins
identify and resolve issues before they affect the end users. App performance monitoring also helps
optimize the performance of business critical applications
How does application performance monitoring work?
Application performance monitoring involves various functional dimensions. It typically involves four
major capabilities - front-end monitoring, application discovery, tracing and diagnostics (ADTD), and
analytics. With the aid of an application performance monitor tool, organizations can obtain complete
visibility into their application components in the form of metrics. These metrics help understand the
exact point where a performance anomaly exists. You can even drill deep to understand the behaviorial
pattern of these performance metrics and how they affect the rest of your application stack.
To get into detail about the different APM capabilities, refer our page
How to monitor application performance?
Applications Manager is a proactive end to end application performance monitoring tool that collects
critical performance metrics, notifies you of application unavailability & identifies root cause of
application issues across all levels of your IT infrastructure. The app performance monitoring software
extends support for over 150+ infrastructure types - both on premise & cloud. You can get a first-hand
experience of monitoring your application by downloading a 30-day free trial of
Applications Manager now!
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