Conceptual
July 10, 2017
Dynamic Application Map

Dynamic APM versus APM 3.0

When we launched Instana, we called our solution APM 3.0 since it led the way to the third generation of APM tools. Find out why we now call it Dynamic APM.
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Conceptual
June 21, 2017
1-sec-vs-1-minute

Why One Second Matters When Monitoring Applications

In containerized apps, servers can spin up and disappear in seconds. Metrics over a minute won’t get it done. It’s critical to measure every second.
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Conceptual
June 15, 2017
Application_Map_blog

Why Accurate Application Maps Are Important

In Norway, there is a beautiful cliff next to a Fjord called Preikestolen. It averages 200,000 visitors every year. Lately, many of those tourists have mistakenly ended up in a...
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Conceptual
January 10, 2017
Instana+Stan_white

Managing Quality of Service (Part I): Management, Service, Quality and Model

Monitoring is a tool. It is one of many tools in the hands of the IT department used to deliver the best service to their customers, be they company-internal or...
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Conceptual
December 09, 2016
traces

Amazon Commoditizes Tracing with the new AWS X-Ray

Last week at re:invent, Amazon announced the preview of AWS X-Ray – a new service to analyze and debug distributed systems. You could feel the shock of established APM vendors...
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Conceptual
September 22, 2016
changes

Monitoring Microservices (Part I) – Discovery: Putting the Puzzle Together

Microservices have been pioneered by companies like Netflix, Amazon and Google and are the successor of SOA.
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Conceptual
October 10, 2016
issues

Monitoring Microservices (Part II) – Understand: Analyze and Derive Application Health

In Part 1 of this blog series about monitoring microservices, we looked at the building blocks of microservice-based applications and the necessity of automatically discovering all components and their changes.
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Conceptual
October 24, 2016
traces

Monitoring Microservices (Part III) – Investigate: Troubleshooting with Machine Intelligence

Performance incident response processes are still manual creation of dashboards on the fly and visual correlation of data. Instana automates the incident response process.
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Announcement
August 30, 2016
instana_social_media_cover

Application Performance Management 3.0 – It’s Time for New Approach to APM

Application Performance Management (APM) first came to market around 2000 when the Java language and the “3-tier architecture” was becoming dominant. Around 2006 a new generation of APM tools (APM...
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Announcement
August 26, 2016
Tracing 1

Instana Tracing: No Configuration. No Impact. No Sampling.

Instana is designed to monitor modern applications that are built on microservices and are highly dynamic and largely scaled. When we started to think about how a distributed tracing feature...
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