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Product Update, December 2019

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Feature Enhancements

Heads Up - What Else You Should Know

Beta Programs

Resolved Issues

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In December, we released key product enhancements and agent updates. We also resolved a series of issues associated with the previous release.


Please note: customers are advised to check backward compatibility in the Agent and Controller Compatibility documentation


What highlights should I know about?

These release highlights include the newest features and capabilities at-a-glance this month. In the grid below, we’ve flagged who may be most interested or impacted in your organization by each enhancement.




User and Performance


Admin and Implementer


Cloud Native / DevOps 

AppDynamics Serverless APM supports instrumenting AWS Lambda applications and microservices in both ...



Updated MRUM support to include the latest version of Xamarin 2.0




Ease of Use

ADQL Query support and new widgets in Dash Studio


Cloud Native / DevOps

We are delighted to announce that AppDynamics Serverless APM supports instrumenting AWS Lambda applications and microservices in both Java and Node.js, and is available to our SaaS customers through the AWS Marketplace. 


Serverless APM correlates business transactions between AWS Lambda functions and components instruments with AppDynamics app agents, providing comprehensive observability of the performance of your application’s components that run as functions on serverless compute environments.

In addition, we have updated our MRUM support to include the latest version of Xamarin 2.0. Our customers will now be able to instrument this new version of their applications


Ease of Use

Create customized visualizations of your analytics data with added support for AppDynamics Data Query Language (ADQL) queries through the Data Panel for dashboards created in Dash Studio. Plus, SaaS customers can gain granular insights into performance trends across 2 different time periods by leveraging time range comparisons within the Time Series widget.


Heads up - What else you should know 

  • Introducing Calendar Versioning! Starting March 2020, AppDynamics will implement a calendar-based approach to versioning for all downloadable products including controller (enterprise console), agents, and services. The release version scheme will reflect the date of release and be formatted like so:
    Year. Month.
    HotfixNumber-BuildNumber. For example, 20.3.0-5123 is a release available in March 2020. This consistent approach to versioning will help you easily understand compatibility, length of support, and stability of each artifact.


Share your feedback! Participate in a Beta today

We’re currently running one Beta program and looking for your feedback:

  • Submit feedback on the Dash Studio Beta through the in-product feedback button or on Community here


Resolved Issues

The following list notes key issues that were resolved this month. To see a complete view of this month's resolved issues, see Resolved Issues by Month, December 2019



  • Nodejs agent does not capture stack trace on uncaught exceptions after v4.5.14 (DLNATIVE-2549)
  • Transactions start to fail when JVM is instrumented with AppDynamics JavaAgent v4.5.11 (JAVA-6547)
  • IE11 agents locks up when hitting (SYNTH-4271)



  • Updating data collector config enabled for transaction analytics throws 500 ISE (ANALYTICS-11955)
  • ADQL graphs display "no data found" when data is received (ANALYTICS-12005)
  • Analytics unable to locate internal Events Service endpoint to connect Analytics with the Java Agent (ANALYTICS-12178)



  • Updating data collector config enabled for transaction analytics throws 500 ISE (ANALYTICS-11955)
  • Fixed in - Rework event pipeline so it doesn't consume threads (SERVER-7515)


Database Agent

  • MSSQL: Hardware CPU %Busy issue (DBMON-5753)



  • The script '' of the Synthetic Server installer fails if the environment has no JRE (SYNTH-4620)


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