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Alexander Podelko, a performance expert working with Oracle, recently wrote a blog post in which he takes a look at the current state of the APM market and what he thinks needs to change in order for companies to get the most out of their solutions. In his post, Alex discusses the vagueness around the term APM – is it Application Performance Monitoring or Application Performance Management? The APM market is fairly crowded and not well defined – every solution claims to be the best at monitoring all of your application performance needs; however, that just isn’t the reality. And that name APM is also a bit misleading. Few customers use it. It seems to be more of a creation of analysts and the media in some conspiracy theory to sell more newspapers.  Well, probably not newspapers…but you get the idea. Few enterprises have a division of IT called APM. The real chall... (more)

How a “Momentum Oscillator” Helps with Performance Monitoring

Your day is going great.  Traffic was light, coffee is good this morning and the application release that you’ve been working on forever is being released today. One more acceptance test run and it’s a go!  Life is good….. until the call from server support. During final testing, the application started hoarding resources, otherwise known as a leak. Abnormal usage continues to rise.  Support had no idea that there was a problem. The server has failed.  Everyone from the CIO to the guy in the mailroom is in a panic.  This has happened more times than anyone wants to admit. In mos... (more)

Nastel: a Gold Sponsor of the MQ Tech Conference

Meet Nastel at the MQ Technical Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio.  We will be there for three days, from September 23 – 27. Don’t miss the raffle we are sponsoring for a Galaxy Tablet. Nastel will have a live demo of AutoPilot and is happy to answer all of your questions on real-time middleware-centric application performance monitoring. In addition, Nastel’s VP of Engineering, Richard Nikula will present a session, entitled: Using a Simple Benchmark to Understand Your Queue Managers   The post Nastel: a Gold Sponsor of the MQ Tech Conference appeared first on ... (more)

How We Came Up with jKool, for Big Data Analytics

jKool LLC, a new company, spinning-off from Nastel Technologies is a highly scalable, SaaS solution for streaming analytics of Big Data. The jKool API is used to add real-time analytics to applications which will now be able to stream data into the service at jKoolCloud.com.  The service analyzes the data as it arrives, delivering its users instant insight. The story of the origin of jKool is interesting.  Some of Nastel’s customers found themselves hitting up against the upper limits of the performance and scalability of their relational databases.  These customers were trying t... (more)

APM Technology Needs to Provide More Joy By @Nastel | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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)