InVision Improves Performance by 75% with LightStep [x]PM
InVision is the leading product design collaboration platform that powers the world’s best user experiences. Being in the business of delivering great user experiences to more than 4 million people means application reliability and performance are key. With distributed teams and distributed systems, pinpointing the root cause of performance issues was extremely difficult, if not impossible, with its existing Application Performance Management (APM) solution from New Relic. InVision needed full visibility across the distributed services to understand the root cause and get the right team engaged in resolving the situation. The team wanted a solution that would analyze 100 percent of the performance data. New Relic APM could not fulfill this need because its architecture forces it to sample at the host. Plus, its pricing model was cost prohibitive.
Today, 13 engineering teams at InVision have replaced New Relic APM with LightStep [x]PM, and they’ve reduced MTTR and costs as a result. Teams can more quickly identify the root cause of outages and incidents. Plus using [x]PM, they were able to improve the performance of one area of their software by 75%. "Building microservices at the scale of InVision leads to complex architectures. No one engineer has a complete map in their head of service-to-service interactions. It’s too complex and is constantly changing. We rely on LightStep [x]PM to help us visualize how our services are interacting and to pinpoint the root cause of performance issues." said Brady Kimball, Director of Engineering, InVision.Read case study