RP Data’s Real Estate Insight Service is Sold on AppDynamics
Whether people are buying or selling property on Sydney Harbour or in the Australian Outback, one question tops all others: What’s the property actually worth? Accurate and timely valuation data impacts more than just buyers and sellers—this knowledge is essential for agents, mortgage brokers, financial planners, government bodies, and lenders.
No one understands this better than RP Data, a CoreLogic company. RP Data is a leading provider of property information, analytics and risk management services to businesses and government organizations. The company has more than 480 employees at seven locations in Australia and New Zealand, as well as offshore outposts in India and the Philippines.
Customers rely on RP Data’s comprehensive database and analytics services to make informed decisions about property transactions, risk and other market opportunities. More than 70% of all real estate agents in Australia use RP Data and its Mortgage Platforms cover more than 90% of the country’s mortgage lending. In other words, when the company’s applications and web portals slow down, so does real estate activity in this part of the world.
As Senior Development Manager at RP Data, David Garry, oversees development efforts in Australia, while working closely with development teams in New Zealand, Philippines and India. Teams are comprised of both internal developers and vendors who work closely together to create and maintain services that deliver RP Data’s real estate data and analytics.
These services are developed in technologies such as Java, .NET, SQL Server, Postgres and are required to integrate with external systems such as Google Maps, Payment gateways, Titles offices as well as RP Data’s vast property database.
RP Data quickly conducted an APM vendor review, which included AppDynamics and New Relic. The CTO of RP Data had experience with AppDynamics, and was a strong advocate for the solution. “Based on our CTO’s previous review and our research, we determined that New Relic could deliver some of the necessary insight, but we’d still require quite a bit of further investigation. Conversely, we knew that we could quickly deploy AppDynamics and determine exactly what was happening right away.
The AppDynamics solution delivers immediate value for RP Data and can be used by non-technical staff as well as developers and testers. Garry has championed it throughout his organization and the entire product team and senior management use the tool on a regular basis.