With an eye toward making the Elastic Stack easier to use out of the box and thus quicker to realize value from, Elastic believes it will be able to better compete with commercial vendors. This year's Elasticon user conference hosted roughly 2,100 users.
Vendors that are taking a centralized approach to IT data collection, analytics or both have been shaping the conversation around performance monitoring. Scale, openness and advanced analytics are key elements in IT operations analytics tools.
Dynatrace has made progress integrating its new breed of monitoring product, formerly called Ruxit, with its popular AppMon product. It could do a better job communicating those integration plans, but we didn't hear any grumblings at its recent Perform customer conference.
The young IT operations data analytics vendor applies machine-learning techniques comprehensively in a way we think makes the offering very easy to implement and use. However, Loom's approach to the market as an add-on may prove a roadblock for some potential customers.
Even after a recent record tech M&A run, dealmakers still had ambitious shopping plans in 2016. Across the globe, tech acquirers announced $500bn worth of transactions in the just-completed year, ranking 2016 as the second-highest annual total since the internet bubble burst. More than any other year, 2016 saw an expansion of buyers beyond the 'usual suspects,' as old-line companies got caught up in transforming their businesses through M&A.
InsightOps combines logs with endpoint data for an offering that Rapid7 believes might appeal to security and IT operations pros, with (at least initially) a strong focus on the former.
Scalyr is among the new breed of log management vendors out to challenge Splunk. It developed its own data store so it could deliver very fast search returns for its log management service.
The company is still offering server monitoring, but is focusing its efforts on a relatively new application performance monitoring service that it believes has more promise.
The freshly funded company believes its cloud service management platform can help service-provider partners differentiate through managed governance, security and optimization across multiple cloud services.
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