A recent conference for open source software developers included a full fledged subconference that dealt primarily with the issues of big data: OSCON Data. And no wonder–the process of dealing with millions and billions of data records is performed by mostly open source software tools. Big data is an inevitable outgrowth of Software as aRead More
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If you doubt that application performance monitoring is gaining traction in the IT world, a recent Software as a Service (SaaS) system management sector ranking should dispel that idea. According to IDC’s “Worldwide System Management Software-as-a-Service 2011-2015 Forecast and 2010 Vendor Shares” report, the application performance monitoring unit of Compuware ranked third behind HP andRead More
There’s a great little theatrical bit we see in movies and television: someone starts up a complex machine, the machine falters, then the device gets slapped and works perfectly. Executions of this bit have been done to great comedic effect, such as Han Solo’s punching a console on board the Millennium Falcon in The EmpireRead More
If you’ve been following the recent financial crisis in Europe, you may have read a headline or two this month about how some European banks failed stress tests. Without getting too much into the mechanics of the world of high finance, a stress test for a bank is pretty much what it sounds like: anRead More
It is a common belief that when it comes to application performance in the data center, most problems can be blamed on the network. This is definitely a belief held by system administrators, since their comfort zone is perfectly aligned with such a problem. Slow app means slow network means add more pipe. Easy peasy.Read More
For those of you who missed yesterday’s webinar, the recording and slides can be found below. Phil West discussed Gainsco’s struggle with a new critical application launch and the seven best practices he used to turn around the project and make it a success. Additionally, in the recording, you will see Dan Juengst walking thoughRead More
Getting Application Performance Management implemented properly in an environment where an organization owns all of the hardware and software from end to end can be tricky. Proper implementation of application monitoring, end-user experience monitoring, and other APM tools is not something that can be done easily, if you want to do it properly. So imagine,Read More
Recently, EMA came out with a very informative webinar which focused on end user experience monitoring for the Cloud. You can see a full recording here (you do not even need to provide an email address). The entire slide deck is available below via SlideShare. If I had to sum up the top three tipsRead More
I came across an interesting article on “Application Performance Engineering Hub” the other day which talked about performance engineering challenges. I thought it would be a good idea to expand on it in order to cover the performance engineering challenges that are introduced when managing a cloud environment. There is actually going to be aRead More
The question of the usefulness of Application Performance Management keeps coming up throughout the technical press, as pundits and managers alike wonder just how Application Performance Management can really help them. An article I came across last week that questioned whether Application Performance Management was outdated brought up an interesting point to which I wanted to addRead More