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Dec 2, 2021   |  By Cedric Ziel
Our in-process data collectors, also known as “the tracers,” collect a lot of span data across our customers’ applications and services. And by a lot, we mean it. In September 2021, these components collected 38,320,426,250,000 unique spans, which mark a specific transaction. For those of you counting at home, that’s 38.3 trillion.
Nov 30, 2021   |  By Chris Bailey
Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” was used to represent the needs and behavioral motivation drivers for humans. This pyramid represented a series of basic psychological and self-fulfillment needs. The hierarchy has been adapted and adopted to represent the needs and motivations in other domains, including the needs of applications and services being managed by SREs and IT Operations teams.
Nov 18, 2021   |  By Christopher Lentricchia
If you’re an AWS customer, you might be heading to AWS re:Invent, and you’ve definitely heard about Amazon EKS Anywhere. The open-source extension of EKS allows you to migrate EKS workloads to on-premise infrastructure using VMware vSphere. EKS Anywhere moves Kubernetes clusters back and forth from the cloud inside one continuous user experience.
Nov 11, 2021   |  By Starr Stephenson
It was 3:38 am and our smoke alarm blared loudly and proudly somewhere in our house. My husband and I jolted from bed and into emergency mode. I rushed into our son’s room and grabbed him from the crib. My husband immediately tried to find the source of the fire or whatever made the alarm go off. As we came out of our “sleep state,” we realized the smoke alarm only sounded once and there was no fire. And so began our very long and chaotic night of troubleshooting.
Nov 9, 2021   |  By Cedric Ziel
Since Instana Node.js collector version 1.134.0 in September, the Node.js tracer includes the Instana OpenTelemetry exporter for Node.js. You can find a guide for using the Instana Node.js exporter at the end of this blog post.
Nov 4, 2021   |  By Cedric Ziel
The OpenTelemetry Collector is the central data collection mechanism for the OpenTelemetry project. We’re going to focus on different angles in subsequent articles, but for now let’s look at it more generally.
Oct 25, 2021   |  By Daniel Goldberg
Halloween is a scary time to be in abandoned buildings, cemeteries, and dark forests… and DevOps teams. Developers, operations engineers, and SREs told us some DevOps horror stories that have haunted them to this day. Light some candles, gather your courage, and read the spine-chilling tales of terrifying errors, bone-chilling data loss, and nightmarish lost weekends.
Oct 6, 2021   |  By Priya Satheesh
Download the full EMA Top 3 Enterprise Decision Guide 2021. Built for modern cloud-native workloads, Instana is consistently recognized by customers and analysts for its enterprise observability platform that automatically ingests observability metrics, traces and events and contextualizes all application, service and infrastructure inter-dependencies so you can immediately take intelligent action on any issue.
Oct 5, 2021   |  By Christopher Lentricchia
As of its latest release, Instana is introducing support for Traefik, an open source cloud-native reverse proxy and ingress controller originally developed by Traefik Labs (formerly Containous) in 2016. This closes an important gap in the observability puzzle.
Sep 30, 2021   |  By Jorge Acetozi
At Instana we appreciate, contribute, and extensively make use of open source projects like Kafka, ClickHouse, Elasticsearch, CockroachDB, and many others. In this post, I would like to share an outstanding team effort that led us to quickly detect, investigate, and remediate an issue that ended up with fixes in two different open source projects: CockroachDB and JDBI.
Nov 23, 2021   |  By Instana
“When we set up New Relic, we had to configure some agents to get the telemetry that we wanted, and it became a little painful.” - Todd Eaton, Head of QA and DevOps for The Weather Company Learn why The Weather Company said goodbye to New Relic and hello to Instana for complete visibility into their applications. The Challenge: During extreme weather, such as hurricane season, or winter storms, The Weather Company’s applications see a 50-75% increase in users looking for weather information.
Nov 16, 2021   |  By Instana
Interview with Chris Miller, Senior Production Engineer at Saatva Learn why Saatva's DevOps team left New Relic for Instana to acquire observability. Headquartered in New York and Austin, Saatva, the Smarter Luxury Sleep company, is the largest online retailer of luxury mattresses and bedding in the United States. Saatva designs and manufactures nine mattress styles of unparalleled quality through 19 factories and over 150 delivery partners nationwide.
Sep 27, 2021   |  By Instana
Instana helps Liquidshare obtain complete observability of applications and underlying systems, resulting in immediate remediation of incidents, reduced downtime, and helping developers focus on building and deploying without worry.
Sep 22, 2021   |  By Instana
With Instana in place, Treasury Intelligence Solutions automates their application and infrastructure monitoring, saving them development time while increasing productivity.
Jun 17, 2021   |  By Instana
A quick five-minute observability demo showing the debugging of a service using logs messages collected by Instana and Humio.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
How in-house ClickHouse deployment enabled Instana to build better monitoring for users Instana is an Application Performance Monitoring solution that provides complete visibility into complex distributed systems, including ClickHouse servers. In this webinar we welcome Marcel Birkner and Yoann Buch of Instana, who describe how the Instana team uses ClickHouse to power their solution, lessons they have learned, and how they integrated them back into Instana’s own ClickHouse monitoring features.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
In this fireside chat, Gregory Schiano, CTO of Altissia and Michele Mancioppi, Technical Product Manager at Instana, discuss how Altissia applies GitOps to the entire development process. Learn how Altissia leverages Git to manage their CI/CD, infrastructure deployment, application deployment, release management and APM configuration management. And why they automate as much as possible along the way.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
As production environments become more distributed and ephemeral, it becomes increasingly difficult for DevOps and SecOps teams to understand their systems’ availability and performance. Despite the proliferation of monitoring tools on the market today, obtaining real-time visibility has never been more challenging.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
AWS Lambda is one of the defining technologies of the cloud-native shift in software development of the last few years. AWS Lambda empowers developers to quickly push code and immediately change the behavior of their applications. With that change, problems often come that need to be detected and solved just as quickly. Instana is the premier observability tool for cloud-native applications and has best-in-class AWS Lambda support. With Instana, detecting issues creeping into your Lambdas with new deployments happens in real-time with virtually no setup.
May 25, 2021   |  By Instana
Observability in todays’ DevOps world builds on top of three pillars: logs, metrics and distributed tracing. Decisiv uses Instana and Humio to detect and troubleshoot issues in their production system in a matter of minutes. In this fire-side chat, Hunter Madison, Senior SRE at Decisiv, Michele Mancioppi, Product Manager at Instana and James Mountifield, Solution Architect Lead at Humio, will have a candid, 360 degrees chat on observability.
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.