Monitoring Java Apps with AppDynamics

by February 4, 2014

The following is a guest blog post by Dustin Whittle, Developer Evangelist at AppDynamics.
AppDynamics is an Application Performance Management company that offers solutions to monitor a variety of applications running on public clouds or in private data centers. App Dynamics is excited to support Pivotal’s Cloud Platform by making it easy to monitor Java apps running on Cloud Foundry and Pivotal’s Web Services.
Monitor Apps on Pivotal Web Services
The AppDynamic Java agents are included in the default Java buildpack for Cloud Foundry, so if you have AppDynamics monitoring running, the Cloud Foundry DEA will auto-detect the service and enable the agent in the buildpack.

Hadoop Cluster Performance: Bigger Doesn’t Mean Faster

by February 4, 2014

In a recent interview to TechTarget, our R&D Engineer explained why adding nodes to a Hadoop cluster not always results in better performance. Our benchmark of Hadoop distributions has confirmed this behavior under several workloads. We compared the throughput of 8-, 12-, and 16-node clusters against the throughput of a 4-node cluster. (The speed of…
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