MicroEval: Modern Performance Reviews

MicroEval is a web-based app offering an interactive and painless way of doing performance reviews based on the idea of shortening the periods of time when the feedback is gathered.

Traditionally, corporations do performance reviews twice a year, which causes people to get late visibility in their performance. The feedback is overwhelming to produce or read for the persons involved in the process. By gathering short pieces of information periodically, MicroEval offers a painless way to collect the data and periodic visibility in the actual performance.

The company was founded by Ernie Park, Ryan Jackson and Sam O’Keefe. In the summer of 2012 the company secured a seed investment from YCombinator.

The site has been featured on TechCrunch and discussed in the Hacker News community.

New Relic – Webapp Performance Management

New Relic is an application performance management solution, implemented as SaaS (software as a service); it is able to monitor applications that are running in cloud, on-premise, or in hybrid environments, by measuring the right performance metrics and identifying the slow-performing components.

New Relic is a company based in San Francisco, California. Lew Cirne (known as the inventor of application performance management) founded New Relic in 2008 and currently acts as the company’s CEO.

Since being founded, the company received several rounds of investing, totaling up to date 34.5 million USD. Due to their focus on user acquisition, the company recently experienced a surge in its ability to attract user traffic and is trending towards 1 million unique visitors per month.

New Relic is multi-platform and supports today’s most popular languages and frameworks, including Ruby on Rails, Java, PHP, .net and Python. Besides the free plan, prices start at $24/month/server for an annual commitment or $49 for month-to-month billing.

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