Monitoring and tracking the health of today’s distributed applications has become a complex task. Application performance monitoring (APM) is an area of information technology (IT) that focuses on making sure software application programs perform as expected. The goal of performance monitoring is to provide end users with a quality end-user experience. Application monitoring tools provide administrators with the data they need to quickly discover, isolate and solve problems that cause a negative impact on an application’s performance. Such tools can be suited for a particular application, and can also monitor multiple applications on the same network, collecting data about client CPU utilization, memory demands, data throughput and bandwidth.
Application monitoring and management tools handle the performance and availability of software applications. It strives to detect and diagnose complex application performance problems to maintain an expected level of service. App monitoring and management tools help you gain deep visibility into the way your business applications perform, detects slow transactions and resolve performance degradation issues regardless of the cause.
- AppDynamics: AppDynamics is an application performance management & monitoring solution that simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. It addresses both limitations of JConsole and VisualVM. It looks at the user’s JVM through the eyes of their application allowing them to monitor the performance of business transactions and associated code path execution while their JVM is running in production. AppDynamics simplifies the management of complex, business-critical apps. AppDynamics customers include: DIRECTV, AMICA Insurance, Hotels.com, StubHub, Staples, Insight Technologies, and Cornell University.
- New Relic: New Relic provides SaaS Web & Mobile Application Monitoring for Ruby, PHP, .Net, Java, Python, Node.js, iOS, and Android Apps. Its mobile app monitoring solution focuses on the problem that the user’s app is facing and helps them to spend fewer hours troubleshooting. Instead, the developers can spend more time focusing on new features that their customers need. New Relic provides real-time performance visibility for each component of your production app. It collects data in real-time from user interactions with your web and mobile software, and provides actionable insight into the performance and health of your applications. New Relic provides solutions for application development, production monitoring, real-time analytics, mobile application development, IT and Operations.
- CA APM: CA Application Performance Management (APM) solution helps their users run their businesses smoothly and offers both on-premise or as-a-Service delivery options. CA APM allows the users to monitor, analyze and report on transactions throughout their IT environment whether physical, virtual, mobile or in the cloud so their users can quickly identify issues and resolve problems before they disrupt critical services. CA, Inc., with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, licensing, and support of information technology (IT) management software products that operate on a range of hardware platforms and operating systems. The company has a portfolio of software products and services that address its customers’ needs for mainframe and distributed environments, spanning IT governance, management, and security. It focuses on: management of infrastructure, project, and portfolio, security, service, and application performance, as well as data center automation and virtualization.
- Ruxit: Ruxit provides full stack availability and performance monitoring for IT operations & DevOps teams. It provides code-level application performance monitoring for applications running in Java, .NET, Node.js, PHP, and more. It identifies components that are causing problems by applying artificial intelligence algorithms and comprehensive data analytics to all collected data. Ruxit provides real-time user monitoring (browser-based performance monitoring), application performance monitoring for Java, Node.js, and .NET (PHP and Ruby coming soon), server and process monitoring for Windows and Linux, network monitoring, and EC2 virtual infrastructure monitoring. Using proprietary artificial intelligence technology, Ruxit helps companies manage thousands of servers using a simple interface. It simplifies complexities and manual work typically involved in problem analysis, enabling you to visualize your entire application infrastructure, discover application dependencies in your environment, and receive root cause analyses of performance issues.