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Application performance monitoring (APM)

Get best-in-class APM from the category leader. Automatic and intelligent observability at scale for cloud native workloads and enterprise apps helps you ensure end-to-end hybrid cloud distributed tracing, optimize service performance, innovate faster, collaborate efficiently, and deliver more value with less effort.

What is application performance monitoring (APM)?

The term APM refers to the management of software application performance to ensure an expected level of service, as measured by performance metrics and user experience monitoring. APM solutions aim to detect and pinpoint application performance issues before real users are impacted.

Full stack, all-in-one solution

Application performance monitoring, infrastructure monitoring and AIOps all in a single solution, with the option to add digital experience and business analytics functionality. Understand all relationships and dependencies across the full stack for precise answers.

Automatic monitoring of cloud-native workloads and microservices

Dynatrace automatically discovers and monitors dynamic microservice workloads running inside containers on Kubernetes, using OneAgent technology and open-source solutions like OpenTelemetry. Understand modern cloud technologies, from serverless to message queues, and how they are performing, how they communicate with each other, and immediately detect poorly performing microservices.

Understand your application's vital signs

Visualize how application dependencies impact application performance, and understand how application problems, security vulnerabilities, and SLO violations intersect.

Improve production quality with code-level tracing

Automatically capture transactions across every tier, down to the code level. Dive deep to analyze and optimize performance for improved user experience.

Get AI-powered answers at massive scale with Grail

Unifying log analytics with PurePath distributed tracing and the speed and scale of Grail enables enterprises to dramatically improve application resiliency and user experience by seamlessly delivering on-demand, AI-powered answers for even the largest and most dynamic environments.

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The top five APM challenges

Charting an application performance monitoring roadmap

As digital transformation accelerates and IT environments become increasingly complex, organizations need reliable, real-time visibility across their technology stacks. That’s where application performance monitoring and end-to-end observability can help.

Application performance monitoring (APM) is the process of tracking and collecting key software metrics to pinpoint potential problems and identify opportunities for improvement. But it isn’t a cure-all for everything that ails enterprises. To deliver on its potential, organizations need to recognize key challenges, understand their impact, and implement strategies that help to unlock the power of APM.

Download the eBook to discover the following:

  • How APM compares to observability
  • Four drivers of APM adoption
  • The top five APM challenges and how to overcome them

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Kailey Smith Application Architect, Minnesota IT Services

Purpose-built for cloud native and hybrid environments

Dynatrace automatically discovers, baselines, and intelligently monitors dynamic multi-cloud environments.

A Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ and Ranked #1 in the Critical Capabilities for APM and Observability Reports

See why Gartner positioned us furthest for Completeness of Vision and highest for Ability to Execute in the Magic Quadrant, and ranked us #1 in all Use Cases in the Critical Capabilities Report.

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