Instana

Chicago, IL, USA
2015
Sep 23, 2020   |  By Cedric Ziel
Laravel is one of the most beloved web framework for PHP. It was developed as an alternative to CodeIgniter and today is the most popular PHP project on GitHub based on the amount of stars it has received. With the PHP tracing extension v1.8.0, Instana introduced full-featured support for the Laravel framework.
Sep 23, 2020   |  By Ben Blackmore
This article is part of a blog series in which we look at back at five years of React usage at Instana. State management is one of the essential aspects of React application architectures. Over the years, we certainly learned a lot about it. This blog post will provide insights into our current state management approaches. Let’s begin with a controversial point first: We don’t use Redux! Redux did not yet exist when we started Instana.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By Chris Farrell
New Features for DevOps and SREs include automatic threshold determination and wizards to setup Instana Application Perspectives.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By Jon Skog
SLOs are important pieces that are used to define Service Level Agreements (SLAs). As described by Wikipedia, “SLOs are specific measurable characteristics of the SLA such as availability, throughput, frequency, response time, or quality.
Sep 18, 2020   |  By Ben Blackmore
This article marks the start of an article series in which we would like to look back at one of our earliest technology choices: The selection of React. React is being used since day one as our core UI library to develop Instana’s user interface. Since Instana recently celebrated its fifth birthday, we believe that this is an excellent opportunity to reflect on this architecture decision.
Sep 18, 2020   |  By Ben Blackmore
This article is part of a blog series in which we look at back at five years of React usage at Instana. Most of the early Instana employees moved to Instana from a German software consultancy called codecentric. These first employees experimented, used and trained customers in various UI libraries and frameworks while working for this consultancy. This background allowed us to have a broad understanding of the web development space and Zeitgeist.
Sep 15, 2020   |  By Chris Engelbert
When it comes right down to it, there are many different types of Docker monitoring but most people don’t realize how many layers of monitoring are required to understand the performance and health of Docker services.
Sep 14, 2020   |  By Rozo Radivojevic
IBM MQ (previously Websphere MQ and MQ Series) is an enterprise-oriented messaging middleware. According to the IBM website, “It works with a broad range of computing platforms, applications, web services and communications protocols for security-rich message delivery. IBM MQ provides a communications layer for visibility and control of the flow of messages and data inside and outside your organization.” It is well known for its reliability, speed, robustness, and security.
Sep 10, 2020   |  By Marcel Birkner
Some weeks are more challenging for an SRE than others. Some days you have more time working on projects, on other days you need to deal with production problems. Last week was one of those weeks for me
Sep 10, 2020   |  By Marcel Birkner
This post is a continuation of the previous blog “Things break all the time in distributed systems: Part 1 ClickHouse” In these blog posts I want to give some details about what happened, how we discovered the problems and how we resolved them. Source: https://twitter.com/MarcelBirkner/status/1301399614503911425 This time we got several built-in warnings from Instana that alerted us about problems with one of our Cassandra nodes.
Sep 10, 2020   |  By Instana
After transitioning to containerized workloads, Leaf Group decided to adopt automated observability to match the speed of their new CI/CD workflows. By integrating Instana into their deployment pipeline, their Development teams are able to ensure performance in all stages of build and deployment, optimize their tech stack, and focus on innovating for their audiences.
Aug 14, 2020   |  By Instana
When you're troubleshooting application issues you need immediate access to all dependent components including their health and KPIs. Context Guide automatically adjusts itself to whatever entity is currently in focus. When you open the Context Guide it shows ONLY the correlated entities of the stack or the upstream/downstream services. This data, combined with KPIs and health status allow the operator to immediately orient themselves within the application architecture, understand what is impacted or causing impact, and drill down to any related entity for further examination.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By Instana
This is a 6 minute, fast paced, entertaining demo of the massive capability set provided by Instana's Application Performance Monitoring and automated observability platform. You'll learn a bit about what Instana does, how Instana works, and how much it all costs (hint: it's probably not nearly as much as you are thinking).
Jun 29, 2020   |  By Instana
Jun 26, 2020   |  By Instana
Observability is a highly visible topic in DevOps and Cloud Native discussions. But does observability need a bigger vision or broader applicability to break through to the next level? Can past precedents point a way to accommodate current and future technical trends? Metrics and logs are well understood, and distributed tracing has surfaced on the global developer consciousness. OpenTelemetry is a very good starting point for the next iteration, but it only addresses a subset of the problem space.
Jun 16, 2020   |  By Instana
Jun 11, 2020   |  By Instana
Learn how to apply observability ideas in your enterprise without risk of failure, and hopefully get excited about possibilities and chances that come with the introduction of observability in their enterprise.
Jun 5, 2020   |  By Instana
Instana AutoTrace™ for AWS Lambda comes bundled with the native AutoTrace functionality for programming languages like Node.js and Python. Additional provisioning or initialization steps are not necessary, only wrap your code with the Instana AWS Lambda library. If a new service is started, Instana AutoTrace will instrument the service on the fly and start reporting traces to the Instana backend. Discovery is fully automatic and continuous. Every service change will be recorded into Instana’s Dynamic Graph backend model.
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.