The Changing Face of APM

Episode 428 · February 15th, 2019 · 34 mins 35 secs

About this Episode

Are you simply "monitoring" your application or have you graduated, as some may imply, to "observability"? Is "observability" actually the evolutionary successor to "monitoring", or is it merely a rebranding of nomenclature? And how has monitoring (or observability) changed in this new world of microservices and serverless architectures?

This week on The New Stack Makers, Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, is joined by co-host Bradley Rydzewski, co-founder at, and guest JD Trask, co-founder & CEO of Raygun, to discuss the continuing evolution of application performance management (APM) beyond changing terminology - though they touch on that a little bit too.

According to Trask, one of the primary changes that has occurred in the world of APM has been the amount of available compute and the resulting capabilities available to APM users.