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LightStep Releases New Capabilities That Dramatically Improve Visibility for Companies Adopting Microservices

LightStep, a leading provider of application performance management for organizations adopting microservices, today announced new product capabilities that transform how organizations visualize and manage application performance and dramatically reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR) for production incidents. With these improvements, LightStep enables teams to recognize abnormal performance and immediately focus on what has changed.

Enterprise Strategy Group Sr. Analyst Edwin Yuen said: "The application landscape has changed dramatically in the past few years and traditional APM tools are no longer sufficient for new technologies like microservices, serverless and cloud native applications. LightStep has made a significant step forward not only by monitoring both modern and legacy workloads, but in leveraging capabilities such as advanced histograms to visualize performance issues. Companies leveraging modern application platforms should look at LightStep for their performance monitoring needs."

Key new features include:

  • Latency histograms for anything. LightStep [x]PM renders precise histograms to characterize any aspect of system performance, regardless of granularity, and in real time
  • Historical context. Real-time histogram data is presented in context of historical histograms from one hour, one day, or one week prior
  • Dynamically filterable results. Organizations can narrow or broaden scope as needed to pinpoint any performance issue, all interactively and in real time

"Software has evolved tremendously over the past twenty years, but unfortunately the way that we both reason about and measure performance has barely changed, until now," said Ben Sigelman, co-founder and CEO of LightStep. "It's time for people to stop thinking about software performance as a single number and to see it as a shape. Our new product capabilities make even subtle performance regressions self-evident, and with LightStep's distributed tracing capabilities, our customers can isolate the root cause without the guesswork intrinsic to previous approaches."

LightStep's Innovation in Application Performance Management Driving Significant Growth

In November 2017, LightStep emerged from stealth and launched with customers Twilio, Lyft, Yext, GitHub and DigitalOcean. Since the launch, LightStep:

  • Was selected as an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist for developing a cutting-edge solution that provides both strong value and innovation to the enterprise IT space
  • Is seeing strong demand in the United States, EMEA and APAC. New customers include Airtable, Grab, InVision, Ola, Medium, Segment, Sift Science, Under Armour and Zalando
  • Is integrated with Slack, PagerDuty, OpsGenie, Grafana, Envoy, Istio, linkerd, and the hundreds of projects that integrate with OpenTracing, an open source project started at LightStep
  • Has doubled employee headcount in the last 6 months, with significant investments in engineering, product and go-to-market functions
Published Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:03 PM by David Marshall
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