APM software

Updated: February 18, 2021

2021. App monitoring platform Sentry gets $60M



Application performance monitoring startup Sentry has reached unicorn status, raising a $60 million Series D. Sentry’s software monitors apps for potential issues, helping developers catch bugs before they result in outages, downtime and frustrated users. While Sentry’s products are used by a wide range of sectors, it is seeing continued growth in gaming and streaming media, and new demand in industries that are digitizing more of their infrastructure and services, including finance, commerce and healthcare.


2020. IBM is acquiring APM startup Instana as for its hybrid cloud platform



As IBM transitions from software and services to a company fully focused on hybrid cloud management, it has acquired Instana, an applications performance management startup with a cloud native approach that fits firmly within that strategy. With Instana, IBM can build on its internal management tools, giving it a way to monitor containerized environments running Kubernetes. It hopes by adding the startup to the fold it can give customers a way to manage complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments.


2020. Gartner named 15 top application performance monitoring vendors



Application Performance Monitoring (APM) vendors are expanding their ability to predict how application performance impacts digital business along with increased support for cloud infrastructure, says Gartner. COVID-19 has made it difficult for enterprises to ensure the performance of business-critical apps and the digital experience for their users. To solve these issues, Gartner said it requires the usage of digital experience monitoring (DEM) products – many of which are highlighted in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant -- deployed where employees are located or cloud-based APM solutions to provide complete visibility and meet performance goals.


2018. Google Cloud adds new applications performance monitoring tool



Google added a key ingredient for developers building applications on the Google Cloud Platform - a suite of application performance management tools called Stackdriver APM. It is designed for developers to track issues in the applications they have built instead of passing that responsibility onto operations. The thinking is that the developers who built the applications and are closest to the code are therefore best suited to understand the signals coming from it. StackDriver APM is made up of three main tools: Profiler, Trace and Debugger. Trace and Debugger have already been available, but by putting them together with Profiler, the three tools work together to identify, track and repair code issues.