The database monitoring space has become overcrowded, but most offerings are now bloated and over-complicated. We want to return to the simplicity of "three clicks to the root cause". DBmarlin is a user-friendly, cost-effective, deep-dive database performance monitoring solution to help application teams solve problems quickly.
AppDynamics was seeking a deep-dive database monitoring solution to bolster their APM solution. DBTuna fitted the bill nicely. Over the years, it has been upgraded and incorporated into their own solution as Database Visibility, although the original standalone versions are still supported.
Too many database monitoring products focused on statistics and infrastructure at the time. We knew that looking at the individual SQL queries was key to understanding why they ran slowly and in turn, why their applications ran slowly. We set out to produce a new DB monitoring solution that brought SQL to the front.
We founded AP out of the realisation that joined up APM was essential in understanding how to identify and solve performance issues. The messages in our vision—we believe everyone deserves fast, reliable applications that deliver great user experiences—is as true today as it was back then.
Our three co-founders came together in 1998 while working at Precise Software, where they started their journey in database monitoring which then went on to become the first true end-to-end APM solution.