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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 mo... (more)

Back from IBM Impact 2014!

Nastel had a great experience at IBM Impact 2014 in Las Vegas.  For those who came to visit us at our booth or at our cocktail hour, thanks, it was great to see you!!! Check out our New Customer Case Study on Private Cloud We sponsored a customer case study, “How Technology is used at a Nastel Customer for Proactive Monitoring in a Private Cloud“. The session speaker was  Karolyn Schalk, VP IT Infrastructure.  It is now available on-demand here.  Check it out and let us know if your found it valuable. The post Back from IBM Impact 2014! appeared first on Middleware-centric APM. ... (more)

IBM Impact 2014 – Nastel will be there!

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. Customer Case Study In additio... (more)

APM TechTalks 2014

Nastel is announcing its 2014 APM TechTalk lineup. The sessions are led by Albert Mavashev, CTO and Richard Nikula, VP Development and cover topics such as: analytics, tracking, performance monitoring, self-service, log analysis and middleware. Please join us at one or more of the sessions and be sure to bring your questions.   The APM topics include: Smart Logging for DEV, Test, QA & Production. Tracking Messages Through DataPower How to handle cascading problems with applications interconnected via middleware Self Service for MQ II Nastel AutoPilot – tracking, monitoring and ... (more)

Time is Money

I don’t know of anyone that looks forward to balancing their checking account.  If you actually do it and don’t just rely on hope that the money won’t run out before you finish spending, you might find a discrepancy.  Was it your fault or an error by the bank?  Of course, it’s the bank’s error.  Well, truth be told…that’s not usually the case.  Put yourself in their shoes and try to imagine what it would be to keep track of billions of dollars and all the transactions that accompany that amount of money. One of our financial customers is in such a position.  They needed to monit... (more)