Best application performance management software

We run down the best APM tools on the market


Application performance management software is a vital part of the developer tooling stack as organisations shift towards continuous delivery and customers expect consistent service from their apps.

At their core these application performance management (APM) tools allow developers to monitor and track the performance of apps to spot and resolve performance issues. Modern day tools also veer into the automation space, using machine learning to identify critical issues and even resolving them before a human has had a chance to be alerted.

These tools can also be leveraged by business users to help improve the user experience, spotting pinch points or areas of the app where customers generally drop off, allowing developers to fix bugs or tweak the application accordingly.

Typical APM metrics include the transaction volumes, response times and errors, often visualised in dashboards, scorecards and reports.

Here are the best APM tools on the market, from established cloud vendors to pure play solutions.

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