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Jul 30, 2021   |  By John Demian
So you finally launched your service worldwide, great! The next thing you’ll see is thousands and thousands of people flooding into your amazing website from all corners of the world expecting to have the same experience regardless of their location. Here is where things get tricky. Having an infrastructure that will support the expansion of your service across the globe without sacrificing user experience is going to be real though as distance will introduce latency.
Jul 27, 2021   |  By Nilesh Jayanandana
Setting up and administering multiple servers for business and application purposes has become easier thanks to advancements in cloud technology. Today, enterprises are choosing to operate large numbers of servers both in the cloud and in their data centers to meet the ever-increasing demand. As a result of these changes, monitoring technologies have become crucial. In this post, we’ll explore the best server monitoring tools and software currently on the market.
Jul 21, 2021   |  By Sunny Srinidhi
The Apache HTTP Server (httpd) is a widely used, open-source web server application. Because you can easily customize it through modules, it has become the go-to choice of both individuals powering their personal blogs and enterprises running high-traffic websites and web apps. It’s a well-known fact that with high traffic, the performance of Apache web servers can take a hit, experiencing bottlenecks as your traffic scales up, which will lead to delayed responses.
Jul 8, 2021   |  By Nilesh Jayanandana
PostgreSQL is a popular open-source, object-relational database. As with any other data storage solution, capturing metrics is crucial for making sure your database is reliable, available, and performing optimally. This will help you dig deeper into database performance problems, do performance tuning, optimize queries and indexes, and make partitioning decisions. But that’s not all. You’ll also be able to set up alerts and plan for failures or upgrades.
Jun 25, 2021   |  By Ehab Qadah
As your business grows, so will the number of components in your infrastructure, making manual monitoring impossible without the proper tools. Be it performance metrics, availability status, or application component logs, you need a tool that provides end-to-end visibility into the health of your infrastructure. To help you get started, we’ll compare some of the best infrastructure monitoring tools and software, both open source and paid, available today.
Jun 18, 2021   |  By Amir Hadžić
In today’s digital world, everything comes down to speed. It doesn’t matter if you have the most complex and good-looking site if it takes forever to load. There are various reasons why your web pages may load slowly, but no matter the cause, today I’m going to show you some useful tips and techniques on how to improve your website performance and speedand ensure a smooth user experience. But first things first.
Jun 9, 2021   |  By Rafal Kuć
Monitoring is crucial if you want to see what happens in your system and JVM-based applications are not different. Well, some metrics, like memory and garbage collection, require special attention because they play a major role in your application performance. In this blog post, we will look into the key Java Virtual Machine (JVM) metrics that you should monitor if you care about performance and stability. Those are the memory, the garbage collection, and the JVM threads.
May 14, 2021   |  By John Demian
Uptime is the metric that measures perhaps the most critical aspect of your business, its availability. If you think about it, having a website that does many really cool things, paying tons of money on ads to bring people to it, and even spending all that hours on making your website look great won’t amount to anything if it doesn’t work. Furthermore, according to a study made by Google, even a one-second delay in loading your site can cause conversions to go down by 20 percent.
May 12, 2021   |  By Rafal Kuć
When an application written for the Java Virtual Machine is running, it constantly creates new objects and puts them on the heap. Well, at least in the vast majority of the cases. Such objects can have a longer or shorter life, but at some point, they stopped being referenced from the code. Unlike languages like C/C++, we don’t have exact control over when the memory will be freed – freeing the memory is the garbage collector’s job.
Apr 29, 2021   |  By Adnan Rahić
Monitoring is not easy. Period. In our guide to Kubernetes monitoring we explained how you need a different approach to monitoring Kubernetes than with traditional VMs. In this blog post, we’ll go into more detail about the key Kubernetes metrics you have access to and how to make sense of them. Kubernetes is the most popular container orchestrator currently available. It’s available as a service across all major cloud providers. Kubernetes is now a household name.
Jun 11, 2021   |  By Sematext
Sematext offers end-to-end visibility into your entire application bridging the gap between performance monitoring, real user monitoring, transaction tracing, and logs in one convenient place.
Jun 10, 2020   |  By Sematext
Sematext Synthetics allows you to collect information on the performance of critical business transactions, resources, load test information, and much more.
Aug 27, 2019   |  By Sematext
A breakdown of Sematext Experience, an easy-to-use Real User Monitoring solution, adding to the Sematext Cloud observability toolbelt, which encompasses Log Management, Infrastructure Monitoring, Tracing and now, Real User Monitoring.
Apr 22, 2019   |  By Sematext
A user looking for “awesome smartphone 2018” is likely really after “+review:awesome +category:smartphone +release_date:2018”. A clever use of (e)dismax might get us pretty close to where we want, but it’s not real query understanding. There are other ways, of course, like training a model that will, based on the keyword, guess which field it’s looking into.
Dec 10, 2018   |  By Sematext
DockerCon, The #1 Container Industry Conference. Dec 3-5, 2018, Barcelona
Nov 15, 2018   |  By Sematext
Video explaining how to use Logsene for troubleshooting using logs.
Oct 17, 2018   |  By Sematext
Your software stack likely consists of web servers, search engines, queues, databases, etc. Each part of your stack emits its own metrics and logs. Depending on the size of your team and structure, different team members might have permissions to look at one set of data, but not the other. Some data is needed for troubleshooting and can be discarded after just a few days, while more important data might need to be kept for months for legal or capacity planning purposes.
Oct 10, 2018   |  By Sematext
Your software stack likely consists of web servers, search engines, queues, databases, etc. Each part of your stack emits its own metrics and logs. Depending on the size of your team and structure, different team members might have permissions to look at one set of data, but not the other. Some data is needed for troubleshooting and can be discarded after just a few days, while more important data might need to be kept for months for legal or capacity planning purposes.
Sep 17, 2018   |  By Sematext
Video showing how to create a dashboard in Sematext Cloud.
Sep 13, 2018   |  By Sematext
Video introducing Sematext Cloud, including topics such as Alerts & Dashboards, Log & Events, Log searching and Database tracing.
Nov 7, 2018   |  By Sematext
If you manage Elasticsearch clusters you’ll find this cheat sheet created by Sematext Elasticsearch experts very handy. In it you will find a comprehensive list of copy-paste curl snippets for allocation, caches, segment merges, performance troubleshooting and quite a bit more. Enjoy and share!
Nov 7, 2018   |  By Sematext
The Cloud Native movement and migration of applications to microservice architectures require general visibility and observability into software behavior. OpenTracing aims to offer a consistent, unified, and tracer-agnostic instrumentation API for a wide range of frameworks, platforms and programming languages.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
This Elasticsearch Developer Cheat Sheet provides a comprehensive list of key Elasticsearch operations every developer needs – index creation, deletion, mapping manipulation, indexing API, ingestion API, querying, aggregations, document relations (nested and parent child) and more! Enjoy and share!
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
In this reference architecture document, you will find out about all key Docker metrics to watch. Following that, you will learn how to set up monitoring and logging for a Docker UCP cluster. Specifically, this e-book shows how to use Sematext Docker Agent to collect metrics, events and logs for all Docker hosts and containers. Enjoy and share!
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
This Solr / SolrCloud Metrics API Cheat Sheet shows you how to access all the new Solr metrics – Jetty Metrics, JVM Metrics, Solr Node Metrics, Core OS metrics, etc. Print it. Copy-paste from it. Use it when troubleshooting Solr performance issues. Enjoy and share!
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
Evaluating Elasticsearch for a future project or preparing to “go live”? This e-book is an introduction to the working principles of Elasticsearch, with a focus on performance monitoring and tuning of production operations. This guide helps close the gap in understanding between team members such as developers, operations and their team leader. Enjoy and share!
Sep 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
This Solr / SolrCloud Cheat Sheet shows you how to access all the new Solr features – Running​ ​ Solr, Data​ ​ Manipulation, Searching, Faceting, Streaming​ ​ Aggregations, etc. Print it. Copy-paste from it. Use it when troubleshooting Solr performance issues. Enjoy and share!
Sep 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
Looking to replace Splunk or a similar commercial solution with Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (aka, “ELK stack” or “Elastic stack”) or an alternative logging stack? In this eBook you’ll find useful how-to instructions, screenshots, code, info about structured logging with rsyslog and Elasticsearch, and more. Enjoy and share!
Aug 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
This Kubernetes Cheat Sheet puts all key Kubernetes commands (think kubectl) at your fingertips. Organized in logical groups from resource management (e.g. creating or listing pods, services, daemons), viewing and finding resources, to monitoring and logging. Enjoy and share!
Jul 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
Evaluating docker for a future log management or monitoring project? This Docker cheat sheet covers all you need to know from creating and starting a container in one operation to executing commands in containers, Docker networks, Data cleanup and more. Enjoy and share!

Sematext Cloud is an all-in-one observability solution for modern-day software-based companies that provides key insights into front-end and back-end performance. Sematext encompasses infrastructure, real user & synthetic monitoring, transaction tracing, and log management. Sematext gives businesses full-stack visibility by exposing key performance issues quickly and easily through a single Cloud or On-Premise solution.