The number of vendors vying for the application performance management space
has exploded in the last year. Almost every vendor in the space comes to it
from a specific strength and has expanded its core offering to provide some
level of application performance management (APM).
What differentiates a strong APM solution from one that is a fragile, cobbled
Strong APM solutions are built to integrate into complex application
environments. It won’t require you to replace your existing application
monitoring tools. It will leverage them. Fragile APM solutions aren’t
scalable or flexible because their architectures are not elastic and can’t
transparently grow as demand increases. Often the complex event processing
engine, if available, is an add-on not a core component and thus requires
lots of maintenance. Strong APM solutions meet a business’s needs at its ... (more)
Sitting in traffic the other day reminded me of a stock trading company that
gets millions of system alerts a day. Millions!!! Do they all need
attention? Only some? How can you know without viewing them all? There
is no way to personally handle such an enormous amount of alerts. To have
someone sit and look through millions of messages a day and determine how
critical the alert is or the validity of the alert is just impossible.
Then, a car went by in the Carpool Lane.
It occurred to me, that a business system is much like the carpool lane.
The carpool lane allows vehicle... (more)
APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy
By Cameron Haight
So, I've been at my new role for about a month now and I'd like to share with
you some observations that I've made with respect to the APM marketplace. In
my conversations with many of the leading APM providers, I've seen some
improvements in product integration, scale and in some cases, usability,
since my earlier foray into this market several years ago. There is some new
thinking about the need to support a broader range of users and environments.
And in a few cases, some new pricing approaches are being introduced tha... (more)
Without effective performance management, applications suffer response time
delays, anger customers and ruin employee productivity. Trial-and-error
troubleshooting and poor visibility into problems cause outages. Both
situations make key business functions effectively unavailable for long
periods of time, choking off the sales and production cycle.
An APM tool must discover root causes and then identify fixes rapidly. Look
for tools that can troubleshoot proactively as well as reactively. Are
problem reports easy to use and on-point? Can you drill down deeply into any
tier of t... (more)
Today, monitoring platforms must be able to quickly tap into proprietary data
formats (including performance logs), import structured data files, normalize
them, meaningfully integrate multiple sources of data and report results via
“dashboards” that …
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Original Author: Vess Bakalov, CTO and Founder, SevOne
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