News & Updates

December 09, 2016

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... Read on...
December 08, 2016

Instana Announces Support for OpenTracing

One of Instana’s core features is the ability to automatically trace and analyze every request in a complex system without any configuration or measurable impact. Read on...
November 10, 2016

Introducing the Instana Trace SDK

Extending Instana’s ability to follow distributed calls across custom protocols Read on...
October 24, 2016

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. Read on...
October 10, 2016

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. Read on...
September 22, 2016

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. Read on...
August 30, 2016

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... Read on...
August 26, 2016

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

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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... Read on...
August 22, 2016

Introducing the Logical View

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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... Read on...
July 26, 2016

Monitoring Elasticsearch at Scale

Since its early versions, Elasticsearch (ES) has risen in popularity not only as a search engine but as a document store and analytics platform as well. Read on...
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