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This Month in Datadog: Integrations for AI/LLM Tech Stacks, Serverless Monitoring Releases, and more

Datadog is constantly elevating the approach to cloud monitoring and security. This Month in Datadog updates you on our newest product features, announcements, resources, and events. This month, we put the Spotlight on a trio of serverless monitoring releases..

APM Today: Application Performance Monitoring Explained

Application Performance Monitoring (APM) is a technology approach that provides real-time information about how your software applications are performing. With a comprehensive view into application health and availability, APM can do things like: Both the importance and the usage of APM has grown in recent years. That’s because companies rely on increasingly complex applications to run their businesses. Here is what you need to know about Application Performance Monitoring.

Understanding Mobile User Journeys

Ensure each user has the best and most optimal mobile experience possible by understanding mobile user journeys. Bring teams together to understand how a user interacts with the mobile application in order to streamline operations and improve their experience. By leveraging data collectors, teams can gain an even deeper understanding of specific items in a shopping cart that was lost, for example, and their associated revenue. This information helps build a conversion chart giving the business an indication of how severe the problem may be to then help prioritize remediation efforts.
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What is Shadow IT? Will AI make this more challenging?

Shadow IT is a term used to describe IT systems, applications, or services that are used within an organization without the explicit approval, knowledge, or oversight of the IT department or the organization’s management. It typically arises when employees or departments adopt and use software, hardware, or cloud services for their specific needs without going through the official IT procurement or security processes.

OpenTelemetry Webinar: What is the OpenTelemetry API

The next in our series on OpenTelemetry fundamentals, this video is all about the #opentelemetry API, a part of the larger #cncf project to bring open standards to telemetry measuring, monitoring, and reporting. More about SigNoz: SigNoz - Monitor your applications and troubleshoot problems in your deployed applications, an open-source alternative to DataDog, New Relic, etc. Backed by Y Combinator.

Top 11 Grafana Alternatives in 2023

Grafana started as a data visualization tool. It slowly evolved into a tool that can take data from multiple data sources for visualization. For observability, Grafana offers the LGTM stack (Loki for logs, Grafana for visualization, Tempo for traces, and Mimir for metrics). You need to configure and maintain multiple configurations for a full-stack observability setup.


Can you have a career in Node without knowing Observability?

”Isn’t Observability something for Ops to worry about?” I’ve heard this response more than once when talking about how developers should learn OpenTelemetry. I wanted to write this piece to show you how important and how easy it is to learn observability from day one as a coder.


Adding a CDN to a load balancer (for a much faster website)

Here at Raygun, we like to go fast. Really fast. That’s what we do! When we see something that isn’t zooming, we try to figure out how to make it go faster. So today, we’re answering a simple (and relevant) question; how do we make our public site, raygun.com, much, much faster? The answer, at first glance, is simple—we build it into a Content Delivery Network (CDN).