For IT pros, the incessant chatter regarding cloud and distributed environments is nothing new. What we’ve been seeing lately (especially for those who read this blog regularly) is a transition from conceptual, nebulous, marketing driven cloud to cloud in action. Organizations are now ready to make the leap to distributed environments and are expecting their […]
Several experts are predicting that analytics will play a bigger role in monitoring in 2012 and that could help you find problems before your mission critical app blows up.
As we approach the end of the year, it might be a good time to assess your monitoring protocols and be certain that the monitoring tools you have in place still meet your current requirements.
The applications that should be keeping you up at night aren’t the ones you’re monitoring. They’re the ones you’re not.
While Google Real-time analytics might not have anything to with performance or web site monitoring in a direct sense, it does share the ability to monitor in real time, rather than looking back at what’s already happened.
When the US experienced two major power outages this week, caused by a software glitch, and a piece of monitoring equipment, it drove home just how important it is to keep your systems up and running.
In part one of my look at applying application performance monitoring in a big data environment, we examined how nonrelational databases work and what unique challenges they present to traditional application performance monitoring tools. Because of their non-ACID approach, I argued, application performance metrics become very complex in a system where the business transaction itself […]
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 a […]
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 Empire […]
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 though […]