Real User Monitoring vs Synthetic Monitoring: Why You Need Both

When it comes to Application Performance Management (APM), there are two main technologies used to measure end-user perspective performance: synthetic monitoring (STM) and real user monitoring (RUM). We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each of the technologies especially related to monitoring third-party apps. Third-party apps like Office 365 and GSuite are experiencing a surge of growth for mission-critical purposes within business.


SPA Tracking & Monitoring: How to Build Better Single-Page Applications Through RUM (Real User Monitoring)

Did you know roughly half of the users that visit your website leave if it takes more than 3 seconds to load? Optimizing your website or webapp for stellar performance is always a crucial goal for any software based business. But, the ecosystem has changed in recent years. Smartphones are taking over. Developers need to build websites and optimize for performance primarily targeting these smaller devices. It’s not solely about performance though.


The Best Real User Monitoring Tools and How to Choose One

Staying in control of your users’ digital experience and their level of satisfaction is the most important thing you can do as a software-based business. Yet, that’s impossible to do without tools that enable you to visualize how customers interact with your app or website from their perspective. They give you the data you need to understand how your webapp or website is performing and avoid slow pages or screens that make your customers run in the direction of your competitors.


Integrate Akamai mPulse real user monitoring with Datadog

Akamai mPulse is a real user monitoring (RUM) service that enables organizations to get deep visibility into end user experience across their websites or applications. With mPulse, businesses can collect high-granularity metrics directly from their users’ browsers, and then analyze that data to pinpoint slow resources (e.g., third-party scripts), track user engagement, and make decisions to improve the performance of their products.

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The 7 best Real User Monitoring tools for 2019

As applications become more complex, a single JavaScript error can really make a difference to your bottom line. The average Fortune 1000 company, after all, spends upwards of $2.5 billion each year on unplanned application downtime. When an app doesn't work like it's supposed to, it doesn't exactly inspire users to continue fidgeting with it.

Dash 2019: Guide to Datadog's newest announcements

At Dash 2019, we are excited to share a number of new products and features on the Datadog platform. With the addition of Network Performance Monitoring, Real User Monitoring, support for collecting browser logs, and single-pane-of-glass visibility for serverless environments, Datadog now provides even broader coverage of the modern application stack, from frontend to backend.

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Synthetic Monitoring vs. Real User Monitoring for Application Performance Management: Pros and Cons

It is no longer sufficient for IT operations teams to monitor resources like CPU, memory and disk utilization. The success of any IT initiative these days is measured based on user experience. Irrespective of the type of application in question – whether email, Citrix/VDI, SAP, web application – application availability and response time are key measures of user experience. Application outages not only affect users, they can also impact the business.


How Correlating User and Full-Stack Monitoring Improves Digital CX

In our previous blog post, we discussed how intelligent root-cause analysis and remediation capabilities provide faster mean time to resolution using readily accessible contextual data collected from different sources. This was reinforced by The Forrester Wave™: Intelligent Application and Service Monitoring, Q2 2019, as they acknowledged the importance of having robust tools for measuring digital customer experience (CX).


A Sip of Elastic RUM (Real User Monitoring)

Sorry if I lured you into the mood of having a sip of a wonderful cocktail made with rum and you realized that the RUM I’m talking about is not the rum you are craving. But, be assured that Elastic RUM is equally wonderful! Let’s take a sip! I do want to warn you that it will take a bit of time to go through the amount of detail I will cover in this blog!