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Rookout Named A Gartner Cool Vendor in Monitoring and Observability

Shahar Fogel | CEO

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We are honored to announce that Rookout, the world’s leading dynamic observability and debugging platform, has been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor, based on the October 11 2021 report titled “Cool Vendors in Monitoring and Observability – Modernize Legacy, Prepare for Tomorrowby Padraig Byrne.

Besides being recognized as a significant (and cool!) vendor in the observability space, we believe that our inclusion in this Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirms the significance of our mission to empower engineering teams to achieve a shift-left strategy, cut MTTR by 80%, and turbocharge their productivity and velocity.

This recognition is also a great testament to the amazing capabilities of our entire team of superstars who are constantly innovating and driving the best product out there, as well as our amazing clients who are adopting the new standard for debugging and understanding their Cloud-Native applications on the fly.

So why is Rookout so cool?

To be considered a “Cool Vendor”, a company must be considered innovative or transformative for products, services, or initiatives.  The criteria by which a vendor is defined as “cool” is whether it is: Innovative, Impactful, and Intriguing.

The research by Gartner notes that:

“Rookout enhances observability to live production environments by enabling teams to debug actively running code. Rookout allows the use of “nonbreaking breakpoints” to get instant outputs on key variables and metrics from complex, distributed systems including microservices and cloud-native applications. This mechanism allows a nonintrusive way to interact with running applications to aid rapid problem identification and resolution of service-impacting issues, without the need to write more code and redeploy versions of the application.

Rookout allows a polyglot approach with support for Java, .NET, Python, Node.js and Ruby (support for additional languages including Golang is planned). Because it runs against real production data, Rookout puts an emphasis on data security and is compliant with a number of regulations and certifications, including SOC2, GDPR and HIPAA. It can be deployed in either a fully SaaS mode or as a hybrid on-premises/SaaS mode that allows sensitive data to remain within the organization’s firewall.”

What it’s all about

Writing new code means writing new bugs. There’s no way around it – it’s a fact of every developer’s daily life. And since debugging is such a critical component of a software engineer’s work, they need the right tools to make sure they can do so quickly, efficiently, and with as minimal frustration and wasted resources as possible. When debugging, developers face the challenges of not being able to get the necessary data they need to gain visibility into what is happening in their code. Instead, to get the data they need, they have to write extra logs, write new code, redeploy, and ultimately stop their application to get the data they’re looking for. This can take anywhere from hours to weeks. It’s painful, it’s frustrating, and even worse- it also negatively impacts customer experience when downtimes and bugs occur. 

With Rookout’s Dynamic Observability platform, developers can instantly access the code-level data they need in order to troubleshoot and understand complex, modern applications, with no extra coding, redeployments, or restarts. It is the latest in obtaining real-time access of any data point within an application when it’s needed so that teams can make better and more informed decisions about how to resolve issues. The platform is based on dynamic instrumentation, which is made possible via bytecode manipulation that other logging and APM vendors simply can’t do. 

So why should engineering teams and managers care?

Gartner emphasizes the benefits Rookout’s solution brings to its clients and for any engineering team by stating:

“Rookout will be of interest to a number of teams, including developers, SREs and IT operations. Any role that involves responsibility for the operation of complex applications in modern cloud environments, and for the resolution of any issues that arise, should assess Rookout for its applications.

Rookout is also of interest to engineering managers looking to improve the productivity and velocity of their development teams by reducing time spent on traditional logging, debugging and reproducing issues for remediation.”

What’s next

We are continuing to build the best suite of dynamic observability products, where the live-debugger and live-logger are the first of many solutions coming soon. 

In the meantime, if you want to resolve software issues 5X faster, boost productivity and velocity, and adopt shift-left observability for your engineering team – Try Free Now, or Contact Us to learn more about the future of debugging and issue resolution.

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