LightStep Recognized as a Best Place to Work

Honored for Having Created an Exceptional Workplace That Their Employees Value Highly

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LightStep, the leading provider of performance monitoring software for organizations adopting microservices and serverless, today announced that it has been recognized as a winner of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

“What makes the Best Places to Work award so distinguished is that each company’s employees exclusively determined the winners. Thousands of Bay Area workers were asked to complete an assessment that measures their company on such values as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement and satisfaction of individual needs through great benefits and perks,” said Julia Cooper, Researcher at San Francisco Business Times.

“I couldn't be prouder to be a part of this team. It's not just that we work hard or that we have fun — we live our values. Employees at LightStep trust each other, help each other, and even when we are tackling major challenges, we try not to take ourselves too seriously,” said Ben Sigelman, co-founder and CEO of LightStep.

This is the latest in a series of accolades for LightStep. Last year, LightStep was named one of the 20 Rising Stars as part of the Forbes Cloud 100 list; a Cool Vendor in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers by Gartner[1]; and an MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist for developing a cutting edge solution that provides both strong value and innovation to the enterprise IT space.

LightStep was founded in 2017 to address the challenges faced by enterprises building and operating complex software at scale. The growing adoption of microservices has accelerated software development but it also brings greater operational complexity and a dramatic increase in the volume of diagnostic data, making performance management a challenge. Conventional APM solutions designed for monolithic applications fail to handle the scale or complexity of modern systems, as they are unable to effectively monitor and derive insights from transactions that cross upwards of thousands of service boundaries in a multi-layered microservices architecture.

LightStep [x]PM, the company’s first product, delivers precise and robust measurements of performance issues, in real-time, and provides clear explanations that enable engineers to reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR). Its unique Satellite Architecture continuously analyzes 100% of transactions across all services, at scale, in production. LightStep [x]PM serves market-leading customers including Lyft, Twilio, Github, Airtable, BigCommerce, Medium, Segment, Zalando, and many others.

LightStep Tracing, the company’s second product introduced last month, is the fastest way for developers and DevOps to adopt best-of-breed distributed tracing, a technology used to dramatically improve the performance and reliability of modern software applications.

About LightStep
LightStep’s mission is to deliver confidence at scale for those who develop, operate and rely on today’s powerful software applications. Its products leverage distributed tracing technology – initially developed by a LightStep co-founder at Google – to offer best-of-breed observability to organizations adopting microservices or serverless at scale. LightStep is backed by Redpoint, Sequoia, Altimeter Capital, Cowboy Ventures and Harrison Metal and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit or follow @LightStepHQ.

[1]Gartner “Cool Vendors in Performance Analysis; Analytics and Containers” report by Padraig Byrne, Vivek Bhalla, Pankaj Prasad, Federico De Silva and Charley Rich, 12 September 2018
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