Jonah Kowall

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Jonah Kowall
Research Vice President
3.5 years with Gartner
20 years IT industry

Jonah Kowall is a research Vice President in Gartner's IT Operations Research group. He focuses on application performance monitoring (APM), Unified Monitoring, Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD), Infrastructure Performance Monitoring (IPM), IT Operations Analytics (ITOA), and general application and infrastructure availability and performance monitoring technologies. Read Full Bio

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APM Innovators Research

by Jonah Kowall  |  December 23, 2011  |  3 Comments

Before I sign off for a few days of vacation Will Cappelli and I did manage to get an interesting research note published, which we have been working on for the last month or longer. This note outlines several vendors or “innovators” which were not in the APM Magic Quadrant this year for not meeting specific criteria elements when the survey was sent. Some of these vendors would be included if we were gathering the research now, and had the same criteria. For the APM MQ for 2012, the criteria and the market have shifted, so it’s hard to say which vendors would be included for next year.

This note covers several vendors and explains the approach, strengths, and cautions for each vendor. It is a short but interesting read, and some of the approaches these vendors are taking are unique, and don’t fit into the Gartner APM model. Some of these approaches may be a great fit for you particular needs. This is why you are always best off speaking to a Gartner analyst who can take the knowledge and apply it to your particular situation and requirements.

The following vendors are covered in this research : Splunk, Netuitive, New Relic, BlueStripe, AppDynamics, ITRS Group, and ExtraHop Networks.

Once again you can find this research here :
APM Innovators: Driving APM Technology and Delivery Evolution –

Happy holidays and a happy new year to you all.


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 msc   December 25, 2011 at 7:59 am


  • 2 Finding the APM Solution That’s Best for Your Company | ExtraHop Networks   January 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    […] encourage you to read Jonah’s blog post about the research or go ahead and download the report from the Gartner website.  Did you like […]

  • 3 Why ExtraHop + Splunk Integration Matters | ExtraHop Networks   September 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    […] Operational intelligence from Splunk complements the real-time application performance monitoring from ExtraHop. Both ExtraHop and Splunk represent new and better ways of solving difficult challenges. That’s why Gartner listed both companies in their December 2011 APM Innovators report. […]

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