Familiarize yourself with a list of common terms you may come across as an AppDynamics user.
With a SaaS deployment, it collects, stores, analyzes, and baselines performance data collected by agents. Each AppDynamics SaaS deployment customer account is a tenant of the AppDynamics platform. An AppDynamics Controller Tenant can host one or more accounts. Each account represents one tenant on that Controller.
Enables you to collect supplemental application data for business transaction snapshots and/or analytics.
There are three types of data collectors: Method Invocation (MIDC), HTTP, and SQL.
Any object that AppDynamics monitors. Entities typically have associated metrics, events, and a health status.
Examples of entities are applications, tiers, nodes, and business transactions.
Instruments a method in application code outside the context of any business transaction.
Used for monitoring the performance of the method itself, or for capturing numerical data from the method's input parameters or return value.
Numerical measurement over a time interval, typically with a fixed frequency. Because of this, metrics are represented through time-series visualization. Examples include "calls per minute" and "average response time." For the AppDynamics APM Platform, a metric is a numerical value that an agent measures and reports.