Unusual for a company’s demise, OpTier quietly disappeared without press
fanfare or news reports. According to Gartner Analyst Jonah Kowall, they
ceased operations in May 2014. Over the years, we crossed paths with them
many times, competing in large deals some of which we won and some we lost.
We both had NY offices, traded employees several times and at one trade
show our booths were right next to each other. However, even though they
were a competitor it was sad to learn they were gone.
The APM market has been rapidly evolving and customers are expecting more
out-of-the-box than ever before. OpTier had driven the Business Transaction
Monitoring message for many years until their switch to a Cloud, Big Data
analytics story. They also followed Nastel in providing real-time analytics
using Complex Event Processing. However, the Cloud messages appeared to be
Nastel will be back at IBM Impact 2014 in Las Vegas, in booth #510. Please
stop by and say hello!
Booth #510 at IBM Impact 2014
We will offer on-the-fly demos of the real-time application performance
monitoring (APM) analytics and monitoring capabilities in the latest release
of AutoPilot. Stop by and see demonstrations of how we track and stitch
message flows across Java, .NET, middleware and mainframe in topologies
containing, WebSphere AS, MQ, MB, DataPower and mainframe.
Our CTO, Albert Mavashev will be there to discuss your technical questions.
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Recently, BMC one of the “big four” software firms was acquired by a
group of investors led by Bain Capital. This is good news for Bain as they
generally make a lot of money from their purchases before they divest what is
unprofitable and milk whatever they can from those stuck with one of their
products. But, is it good news for you?
I doubt it. The acquisition by a private equity firm is unlikely to be a
permanent state. It could lead to a company breakup with the parts auctioned
off to separate owners. But, it’s more likely that Bain intends to
In the real es... (more)
There is no escaping cloud computing. Every software package, service and
even hardware is described as cloud-enabled. Seemingly, we are all headed
into the clouds never to return. However, while the atmosphere is everywhere,
the cloud decidedly is not. It is by definition remote - so if your
applications require the highest in performance, cloud may not be the answer.
Not all applications will completely move to the cloud. In some cases this
will be by design and the type of application, while others won't be able to
avoid migration pitfalls. For the percentage of business-critic... (more)
Nastel recently joined a conversation on Infoworld.com around what writer Dan
Tynan described as “IT’s worst addictions.” From our perspective, data
is one of these addictions, and by far one of the biggest pain points that
the IT industry is forced to deal with today. ‘Big Data’ is the hot
potato of 2012—everyone is talking about it and the term is increasingly
tossed around within operational circles in organizations. Everyone wants to
know “What are we doing about Big Data?” or “What’s our Big Data
strategy?” If you’re a vendor and you don’t have a solution to manage
it, ana... (more)