The first complete ops platform for developers is here

We have been working toward this moment for a while now: Today we complete the Opbeat platform with the release of application performance metrics. Now, purpose-built for Django, Opbeat users have full access to the first complete ops platform for developers.

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Let us step back to see why we are so excited: In the old-school tech model, there was a true division of labor: Developers create the code, and system administrators look after the servers. But with the rise of cloud infrastructure, fewer organizations host on bare metal, and fewer companies need traditional ops people (system admins). It is leading to a fundamental shift in the required skill set of modern developers as they are now increasingly solely responsible for developing, deploying and then operating the code 24/7.

Despite this significant sea change, companies are continuing to build ops tools for traditional ops people and not the new owners of this domain — developers. We are defining “ops for developers.”

Simple, code-centric application performance metrics

Our vision is to empower developers to do great ops. To do so we cover four key components: Release tracking, error logging, workflow and now application performance metrics. The launch of metrics is the last critical component needed to complete our platform and we are so excited to launch this final component today!

Opbeat’s performance metrics allow you to quickly determine how well your app is performing, and link any changes to releases and contributors. These simple metrics make it easy to see how each release affects the performance of your application, and diagnose problems before they become critical.

We made a concerted effort to design relevant performance metrics specifically for developers, and this new release will allow developers to:

  • Sort by impact to quickly pinpoint the most critical issues
  • See the average, 95th and 99th percentile response times and quickly determine if their code is performing as expected
  • See how many requests are being served per minute and understand the current level of load

Traditional ops tools are built for single users, but real-world developers work in teams. Our product is built for these teams within small startups, medium-sized businesses or large organizations. We are breaking down the data silos and giving responsibility back to the team. You wrote it, you ship it. You shipped it, you fix it.

It took a team effort of our own to build this platform, and we are ecstatic it is finally ready for prime time. Log in to Opbeat to start tracking application performance metrics today.

PS: To our beloved non-Django users: Metrics support for more languages and frameworks is on the roadmap!

About the author
Rasmus Makwarth is co-founder and CEO of Opbeat. Rasmus is passionate about making the life of developers more productive, and consumes substantial amounts of coffee.
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About the author
Ron Cohen is co-founder and CTO at Opbeat. A founding member of Django Copenhagen, Ron enjoys sharing his experiences with code and ops around the world.
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