With a potential for mobile APM to become larger than traditional APM over time these research notes investigate the current state of the market, and elude to future states. Full featured mobile APM is new, having emerged in 2013, which means they are immature and evolving quickly. With the rapid pace of mobile application development and growth not to mention the increased cycle at which mobile devices are brought to market, the total addressable market is large, and underpenetrated.
This pair of notes begins by investigating how these tools are consumed by specific groups which are separate from the centralized operations teams, similarly to how mobile application development groups are separate from the centralized development teams. Within the operations teams there will be a time when the end to end view of mobile performance will be relevant causing a convergence in the operational teams, while development teams will remain separate (this is according to our mobile application development analysts). We also discuss the current tools and what is implemented today for mobile monitoring, which until recently was limited to synthetic monitoring. The new generation of mobile APM tools have gone much farther, enabling detailed user, device and performance capture. This allows not only for corrective actions to be taken by development and operations teams, but also assists with quality, feature and capacity planning.
The second note focuses on the current market state, investigating solutions delivered today, or soon to be delivered. The vendors have a write-up on their solution and how it’s targeted. We cover the following vendors solutions (if I missed you please contact me and setup a briefing! Try @jkowall on twitter):
Targeted towards application developers (and enterprises):
- New Relic
Targeted towards enterprises:
- Netmotion Wireless
The docs can be accessed by clients here:
Improve Quality Mobile Application Delivery With Mobile Application Performance Monitoring – http://www.gartner.com/document/code/254686
Vendor Landscape for Mobile Application Performance Monitoring – http://www.gartner.com/document/2576317
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