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May 19, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
When it comes to application performance. For cloud-native microservices applications, 10 seconds is a long, long time. The things that can happen to your applications in 10 seconds are inexhaustible and most are not good.
May 17, 2022   |  By Ajuma Bella Salifu
Today most applications are built using microservices. This is because microservices enable rapid scalability, agility and delivery of large complex applications. Organizations are often fighting a losing battle if real-time data observability is run with traditional monitoring. The large complex application makes traditional application performance monitoring tools built before companies standardized microservices-based applications difficult to gather relevant data insight from containers.
May 16, 2022   |  By Shannon Early
You can take advantage of IBM Observability by Instana using existing monitoring agents. As an IBM Monitoring client, are you excited about using IBM Observability by Instana to monitor your environments but worried that it will mean “rip and replace” your existing monitoring agents? Well, no need to worry anymore! The IBM-Instana team has built integration support for current IBM monitoring products.
Apr 30, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
MTTP – Mean Time To Prevention describes how long it takes Observability+AIOps to automatically prevent issues from negatively impacting application performance. It’s a new term defined by Instana and IBM. It’s now added to the lineup of Mean Time To (MTTx) terms to describe AIOps automated remediation. As microservices architectures become more granular, automated remediation will take on a much larger role.
Apr 19, 2022   |  By Cedric Ziel
In case you follow Instana on any channel, you probably know good old Robot-Shop, which is a microservice demo application that’s easy to launch and makes for a good showcase for Instana. Robot-Shop got a little sibling: OTel-Shop. OTel-Shop is a direct adaption of Robot-Shop – just based on OpenTelemetry. It showcases how to apply OpenTelemetry instrumentation to services in varying programming language environments.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
Instana for cloud-native platforms and Instana on z/OS enables application delivery modernization across any entire hybrid cloud environment. Why is this important? Because to keep up with the unrelenting demand for better application performance and reliability, hybrid applications need to be updated with the latest technologies to achieve those goals.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
Achieving optimum hybrid cloud business value requires advanced observability for mainframe systems in the hybrid cloud. Observability platforms have heavily focused on cloud-native visibility, but only a handful offer visibility for mainframe systems. To provide complete and holistic visibility and context for hybrid cloud requires robust observability for the mainframe as well as the cloud-native environments.
Apr 7, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
In 2021, Instana announced the initial phase of support for IBM technologies – s390x Agent Images and connectors for the IBM i operating system and Db2 for i. Now, we are pleased to announce that we’ve expanded Instana’s IBM technology roster by adding support for Instana on z/OS, which includes DB2 on Z, Linux on IBM Z, zHMC, CICS, and IMS.
Mar 25, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
We are excited to announce that Lightrun had partnered with Instana to enrich existing telemetry with real-time, code-level observability data and provide full-cycle Observability. Understanding everything that happens inside a production environment is a notoriously difficult task. Instana’s solution helps developers and DevOps become aware of problems quickly – problems that are rooted in both infrastructure-level information and application-level information.
Mar 7, 2022   |  By Tom Fisher
PHP is one of the most popular server-side scripting languages for web applications. According to this chart from, PHP still commands a 54.6% overall share of the worldwide programming language market. PHP continues to be popular because of its overall simplicity, SQL support for numerous relational databases, and ability to exchange information asynchronously with web pages.
Dec 7, 2021   |  By Instana
LiquidShare made a shift from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), due to the added simplicity GCP provided. As a builder of cloud-native microservice software, the move to GCP helped the company recognize a need for more efficient and simpler observability into its software.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Instana
“When we set up New Relic, we had to configure some agents to get the telemetry that we wanted, and it became a little painful.” - Todd Eaton, Head of QA and DevOps for The Weather Company Learn why The Weather Company said goodbye to New Relic and hello to Instana for complete visibility into their applications. The Challenge: During extreme weather, such as hurricane season, or winter storms, The Weather Company’s applications see a 50-75% increase in users looking for weather information.
Nov 16, 2021   |  By Instana
Interview with Chris Miller, Senior Production Engineer at Saatva Learn why Saatva's DevOps team left New Relic for Instana to acquire observability. Headquartered in New York and Austin, Saatva, the Smarter Luxury Sleep company, is the largest online retailer of luxury mattresses and bedding in the United States. Saatva designs and manufactures nine mattress styles of unparalleled quality through 19 factories and over 150 delivery partners nationwide.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Instana
Instana helps Liquidshare obtain complete observability of applications and underlying systems, resulting in immediate remediation of incidents, reduced downtime, and helping developers focus on building and deploying without worry.
Sep 22, 2021   |  By Instana
With Instana in place, Treasury Intelligence Solutions automates their application and infrastructure monitoring, saving them development time while increasing productivity.
Jun 17, 2021   |  By Instana
A quick five-minute observability demo showing the debugging of a service using logs messages collected by Instana and Humio.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
How in-house ClickHouse deployment enabled Instana to build better monitoring for users Instana is an Application Performance Monitoring solution that provides complete visibility into complex distributed systems, including ClickHouse servers. In this webinar we welcome Marcel Birkner and Yoann Buch of Instana, who describe how the Instana team uses ClickHouse to power their solution, lessons they have learned, and how they integrated them back into Instana’s own ClickHouse monitoring features.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
In this fireside chat, Gregory Schiano, CTO of Altissia and Michele Mancioppi, Technical Product Manager at Instana, discuss how Altissia applies GitOps to the entire development process. Learn how Altissia leverages Git to manage their CI/CD, infrastructure deployment, application deployment, release management and APM configuration management. And why they automate as much as possible along the way.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
As production environments become more distributed and ephemeral, it becomes increasingly difficult for DevOps and SecOps teams to understand their systems’ availability and performance. Despite the proliferation of monitoring tools on the market today, obtaining real-time visibility has never been more challenging.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
AWS Lambda is one of the defining technologies of the cloud-native shift in software development of the last few years. AWS Lambda empowers developers to quickly push code and immediately change the behavior of their applications. With that change, problems often come that need to be detected and solved just as quickly. Instana is the premier observability tool for cloud-native applications and has best-in-class AWS Lambda support. With Instana, detecting issues creeping into your Lambdas with new deployments happens in real-time with virtually no setup.
Jan 14, 2020   |  By Instana
Read this eBook to learn why adoption of Kubernetes is accelerating in the Enterprise and why Kubernetes is such a perfect fit for Microservice applications and DevOps continuous delivery.
Jan 14, 2020   |  By Instana
This Application Management eBook examines how microservices-based applications differ from traditional app architectures, the unique management challenges microservices create, and how DevOps and IT Ops teams can effectively address those challenges by adopting a new approach to Application Performance Management, tailored for the brave new world of microservices.
Jan 1, 2020   |  By Instana
Your Application Monitoring strategy is a critical factor that makes or breaks your ability to keep software delivery up to pace with user expectations. Manual monitoring puts all that at risk. In fact, the more your applications change, the more you must automate your monitoring processes.
Jan 1, 2020   |  By Instana
This Application Performance Management eBook explores the world of containers, and how they impact application performance and monitoring. The analysis includes a breakdown of container visibility challenges, the kinds of tools available for container monitoring and functional recommendations for an effective Application Monitoring strategy.

Instana is Dynamic APM for Microservice Management. Specifically built for agile devops teams, we monitor and correlate every aspect of your application tech-stack. As your teams integrate and deploy new code Instana continuously discovers, and continuously aligns with the changes. Customers using Instana benefit from real-time impact analysis, improved quality of service, and optimized workflows that keep their applications healthy.

Automatic Visualization and Performance Analysis of Your Full Application Stack:

  • Application Performance Monitoring: Instana has re-imagined what APM means for Cloud-Native Applications, delivering the first Application Performance Management solution specifically built to monitor cloud-native, microservice, containerized, and orchestrated applications. Don’t worry, Instana can also manage classic applications (SOA, Hybrid Cloud, On-prem, etc.) too – that’s the easy stuff.
  • End User Monitoring: Understand the performance of EVERY request, from front end to backend so you can quickly detect problems and optimize performance. Instana enables users to confidently increase velocity and deliver more services without needing to worry about negatively impacting customer experiences. Instana allows you to quickly drill into every path and every browser request in chronological order for any user.
  • Application & Microservice Infrastructure Monitoring: Instana automates continuous discovery and monitoring of all application infrastructure components (with zero human configuration). Instana automatically correlates the application infrastructure performance data with top-line application performance, making it easy to see if the application infrastructure is contributing to the latency of application services.

Simply the Best APM Solution for Microservice Applications.