Full Stack Express Performance Monitoring

Get end-to-end visibility into your Express performance with application monitoring tools. Gain insightful metrics on performance bottlenecks with Node.js monitoring to optimize your application.

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1. Install the Atatus Agent using npm or Yarn

npm install --save atatus-nodejs

2. Require the Atatus Agent and initialize it with your license key

var atatus = require("atatus-nodejs");

     licenseKey:  "APM_LIC_KEY",
     appName:   "YOUR_APP_NAME"

3. Restart your Node.js server.

1. Install Atatus Node.js package.

npm install --save atatus-nodejs

2. Import "atatus-nodejs/start" in your Node.js app.

import atatus from  'atatus-nodejs/start'

3. Create "atatus-config.js" file in app home directory and initialize it with your license key

module.exports = {
     licenseKey:  "APM_LIC_KEY",
     appName:   "YOUR_APP_NAME"

4. Restart your Node.js server.

1. Go to your Node.js app directory and set your license key and app name to heroku config.

heroku config:set  ATATUS_APP_NAME="YOUR_APP_NAME"
heroku config:set  ATATUS_LICENSE_KEY="APM_LIC_KEY"

2. Install the Node.js agent and save it to your package.json.

npm install --save atatus-nodejs

3. Include Atatus to the first line of the main module of your application.

var atatus = require('atatus-nodejs');

4. Run the following commands to commit the changes.

git add .
git commit -m  "Added Atatus Agent"
git push heroku master
heroku logs --tail

5. Restart your Node.js server.

Express Performance Monitoring in real-time

Atatus captures all requests to your Express applications without requiring you to change your source code. Get a clear picture of how all your methods, database statements and external requests are affecting your user's experience.

Express Slowest APISlowest API

Slow response times with Express errors - Optimise it!

Automatically visualize end-to-end business transactions in your Express application. Monitor the amount and type of failed HTTP status codes and application crash with Express Monitoring. Analyze response time to identify Express performance issues and errors on each and every business transaction. Understand the impact of methods and database calls that affects your customer's experience.

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Express Transaction Monitoring
Optimize DB queriesOptimize DB queries

Find Performance Bottlenecks in your Express Application

Examine all SQL and NoSQL queries used by your Express server. Identify slow database queries and optimize query performance with database monitoring proactively. Monitor and measure third party API calls' response times and REST API failure rates along with HTTP status codes. Slice and dice performance metrics in real time—based on host, version, release stage, URL and other attributes.

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Express Database Monitoring
Exception RateFix issues

Quickly diagnose and fix Express performance errors

Every Express error is tracked using error tracking and captured with full stacktrace and exact line of source code is highlighted to make bug fixing easier. Get all the essential data such as class, message, URL, request agent, version etc to fix the Express exceptions and errors. Identify buggy API or third party services by investigating API failure rates and application crashes. Get alerts for application errors and exceptions via Email, Slack, PagerDuty, or using webhooks.

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Express Error Tracking
Failure countHTTP Failures

Spot out and fix Express API failures

Quickly view the highest Express HTTP failures and get each request information along with custom data to identify the root cause of the failures. See the breakdown of the API failures based on HTTP Status Codes and the end-users having the highest impact.

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Slowest RequestSlowest Request Breakdown

Figure out where your Express app time is spent

Break down slow Express requests by time spent in code blocks, database queries, external services, templates, message queues and much more. View logs, infrastructure metrics, VM metrics in context with the original request.

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Best APM Monitoring tool

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— S Herman Kiefus, DevOps Admin, Compass

Monitoring your software stack made easy!

Auto Instrumentation

Auto Instrumentation

Utilize industry-leading integrations with libraries and frameworks for in-depth invisibility into Java, PHP, Node.js, Ruby, Python, Go, .NET applications.

Real-time observability

Real-time observability

See data from multiple apps in real time and visualize critical information including transaction performance, error rate, database performance, network calls and more.

Resolve issues quickly

Resolve issues quickly

Quickly identify error and Express performance issues and fix them by using the context, environment, and more before it affects your customers.

Unlimited applications

Unlimited applications

Track all your Express application workflow in one place. Add your production, dev, staging, QA to monitor your applications through the complete software development cycle.

Custom Queries

Custom Queries

Get your questions answered. Use custom queries to slice and dice the data by transaction, URL, error, user, browser, host OS and more using Express performance monitoring.

Built for developers

Built for developers

Designed by developers, for developers and managers to determine when and where your attention is required and enable teams to ship more and fix less.

Smart notifications

Smart notifications

Setup alerts to automatically monitor your applications for increase in response time, API failures, error rate and much more. Get notified through various channels, including Slack, Teams, Email, PagerDuty and more.

Compare releases

Compare releases

Easily compare one time range to another and so on, and identify changes in app behavior and stability with respect to the app releases.

Email digests

Email digests

Don't miss out on your Express application performance and error stats. Atatus can send you weekly and monthly summaries directly to your inbox.

FAQ on Express Application Performance Monitoring

What is Express performance monitoring?

The Express performance monitoring tool helps developers to optimize the Express server performance.

A good Express APM solution answers the following two questions:

  1. Is an application broken or slow?
  2. What is issue that's causing the application broken or slow?

You can easily use application performance monitoring tools to answer, detect and resolve the above issues before they could impact the end users.

How to monitor a Express app?

In general, there are two types of monitoring:

  1. Black-box monitoring - It allows you can monitor the external behaviour of your system such as CPU usage, disk usage, memory usage, load averages etc..
  2. White-box monitoring - It allows you to keep an eye on the applications running on your server. It requires an agent to enable white-box monitoring.
Why do we need an Express performance monitoring tool?

Every organization should have a well-implemented Express APM solution, which allows DevOps teams (and the organization as a whole) to resolve issues and performance bottlenecks efficiently and reduce Mean Time To Resolution (MTTR). This has a substantial impact on the bottom line of the business.

Now organizations do not have to deal with the unnecessary work involved in maintaining an extensive software analysis group.

How to choose the right application performance monitoring tool?

Your Express performance monitoring tools should be easy to use, offer actionable insights, and be able to:

  1. Manage applications in the language(s) your apps use
  2. Track performance at the code level
  3. Keep an eye on end-user experiences
  4. Make use of artificial intelligence
  5. The ability to monitor the entire infrastructure
  6. Provides information that connects app performance metrics to business outcomes.

Check out this blog to know more information - Things You Should Know Before Choosing Application Performance Monitoring Tools.

What are the benefits of Express APM?

Technical Benefits:

  1. Increase application uptime and reduces downtime
  2. Code level diagnostics
  3. Avoid network outages
  4. Reduces MTTR
  5. Server metrics
  6. Alerts and notification on error information

Business Benefits:

  1. Higher conversion rate
  2. Improves SEO
  3. Better end-user experience
  4. Improves productivity
  5. Reduced operational costs
How to manage database performance issues in a Express application?

With the help of the database monitoring, you can easily identify the database performance bottlenecks.

  1. Understand who's using your databases.
  2. Track key performance metrics for DB performance tuning.
  3. Detect the slow and most-time consuming SQL queries to optimize it.
  4. Alerts on availability and performance issues.

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