Announcement
August 22, 2016
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Introducing the Logical View

A Zero Configuration Approach to Service Discovery and Quality of Service Management At Instana, we believe in a Lean Startup – deliver a Minimal Viable Product (MVP) as soon as...
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Conceptual
June 27, 2016
Ephemeral Application

The Central Challenge in Monitoring Serverless Applications

A modern application is complex. From the perspective of deployment, topology and operation even the simplest modern application typically consists of numerous inhomogeneous parts interacting with each other through various...
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Conceptual
June 02, 2016
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There is no Root Cause in Microservice Applications

When it comes to troubleshooting a problem in an application, there has always been the quest for the root cause as the ultimate goal for optimization.
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Conceptual
May 17, 2016
Tracing

Evolution of Tracing in Application Performance Management

Tracing is a core element of every Application Performance Management tool. It is called “User-Defined Transaction Profiling” by Gartner and has two important values for the users of APM tools:
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Conceptual
May 12, 2016
Incident Analysis

Automatic Incident recognition to rid the world of Alert Storms

It really has become a problem! A plethora of applications, tools and systems generate alarms and alerts at a frequency and amount greater than humans are able to cope with....
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Conceptual
October 06, 2015
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Bringing semantics to monitoring: metrics and health

Software systems need to be built with observability in mind. Observability allows you to look inside running software to understand how it’s operating and to help find issues. Modern software...
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Conceptual
August 25, 2015
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Monitoring needs to be Immediate and Accurate

Former Gartner APM Analyst Jonah Kowall said on requirements for APM tools: “The Second is the New Minute”. I could not agree more! There are two dimensions where I propose...
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Conceptual
August 17, 2015
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The Long Tail of Application Performance Management

More than a decade ago Chris Anderson wrote an article for WIRED magazine called “The Long Tail“. It described how the Internet has changed the sales and distribution model of...
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Announcement
August 07, 2015
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Application Performance Management (APM): Where is it going?

Welcome to the first ever blog posting from Instana! We founded Instana because we noticed that the world of system and application performance managment was too complicated. Our first blog...
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