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2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant report for APM. 

APM tools have become powerful analytics platforms that ingest, analyze and build context from traces, metrics and logs. Infrastructure and operations leaders choosing APM software must weigh these functions against core APM capabilities and the automation being provided by new and existing vendors.

Gartner defines the application performance monitoring (APM) market as software that enables the observation of application behavior and its infrastructure dependencies, users and business key performance indicators (KPIs) throughout the application’s life cycle. The applications being observed may be developed internally, as packaged applications or as software as a service (SaaS).


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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, Federico De Silva, Padraig Byrne, and Josh Chessman, 9 April 2021. Before 2015, Dynatrace was listed as Compuware. Dynatrace was spun off from Compuware following the privatization of Compuware in December 2014.

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