Investing in strengthening the foundation of the Cisco AppDynamics platform.
SAN JOSE, Calif. – On January 25, 2021 – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced the completion of the acquisition of Dashbase Inc., a privately held enterprise software company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Dashbase enables us to expand the Cisco AppDynamics platform with additional capabilities to support an even broader set of data sources in a scalable, high-performance way.
With the shift to Cloud technologies, modern architectures have become too complex for even their operators to fully comprehend. That’s why Cisco is building a platform that helps customers see, understand and optimize what happens inside and beyond their stack with the user and business context needed to prioritize and resolve the IT actions that matter most to the business.
The integration of Dashbase’s logs and events analytics technology into the Cisco AppDynamics platform will enable customers to support broader and more highly unique and uncommon data sources across cloud and traditional environments.
Members of the Dashbase team bring extensive experience building highly scalable data platforms at some of the best-known hyper-scale companies like Twitter, Pinterest, Yahoo and LinkedIn. This strengthens the AppDynamics team and helps accelerate development of the Cisco AppDynamics vision and technology.
Q: Can you explain Dashbase’s offering?
A: Dashbase’s cloud-native logs and events analytics solution is purpose-built to handle petabyte-scale data by separating indexing, search and storage tiers. Key functionality includes a distributed search engine and data system with support for metrics and traces, in addition to logs. These technical capabilities will augment the already powerful data capabilities of the Cisco AppDynamics platform.
Q: Why did Cisco choose Dashbase?
A: Cisco chose Dashbase for their leading technology and engineering talent.
Q: Why is now the right time to acquire Dashbase?
A: With the rapid shift toward the digital economy and remote working, consistent availability and performance of the apps we rely on both inside and outside of work have never been more important. That’s why we are continuing to invest in strengthening the Cisco AppDynamics platform with additional capabilities to support an even broader set of data sources in a scalable, high-performance way.
Q: What product gaps is Cisco trying to address with this acquisition
A: We want to accelerate our plans for hyperscale monitoring data ingestion and analytics across technology, user and business domains
Dashbase Customers and Partners:
If you are an existing customer or partner of Dashbase and have questions about your product or service, please continue to contact your existing Dashbase representative.
Cisco Customers and Partners:
If you are an existing customer or partner of Cisco and have questions about your product or services, please continue to contact your existing Cisco representative.
Dashbase customers should continue to use the existing process for support on installed Dashbase products. Cisco will notify you in advance of any change to the support process.
Cisco customers should continue to use the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for technical support on Cisco products. For more information about opening a technical support case and for regional TAC telephone numbers, refer to Cisco Worldwide Support Contacts.
Together with Dashbase, Cisco will help customers accelerate their digital transformation by unifying and taming the complexity of data.