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It isn’t every day you get to write about Immanuel Kant and Big Data in the same blog post but last week Gartner Analyst Will Cappelli did just that. As you’ll see in his post, “AI and IAM: Will Two-Tier Analytics Become the Norm for IAM?” context is the key. Cappelli addresses Kant’s conclusion that human reasoning is a two-tier process that first involves what is—the contextual lens in which we view our existence—and how the pieces all relate to each other. From this standpoint, we reason and make decisions.   In technology, our view and approach to something like Big Data is impacted by the context of our approach. Do we focus on the “big” part and the technologies required to store and retrieve it, or the “data” part that illustrates our ability to make sense of information and act on it? In our minds, we tend to separate the two, but K&C (Kant and Cappelli) both... (more)

Where Is Your Focus for Memory Leak Detection?

*&%#* The system is running slow again!  Now what? Is there a space hog application sucking up all my resources?  Did we just crash? No, must not say that word...must not say that word...  ...still running, just sloooowly.  I wonder if anything new has been installed… Nice if they told me. I overheard that something new might have been installed  last week.  Could there be a memory leak?  Are they checking for one?  Are they looking in the right place? Hide and seek with a leak is NO fun.  How many times have you sat staring at your monitor until your eyes burn and blur, trying t... (more)

No Fragile, “Cobbled” Solution Need Apply

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 solution? 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 scal... (more)

Nothin’ But .NET?

There aren’t many businesses today that don’t have a .NET Framework stack somewhere in the background. The interoperability .NET is supposed to provide, its Common Language Runtime (CLR) engine, language independence, simplified deployment, security and portability have all made .NET a logical choice for Window’s based systems. With all the applications .NET allows you to create—from customer relationship management and product inventory applications to websites and cloud partnerships, to name just a few, you can’t afford for your .NET applications to go down. It could cost mill... (more)

Elasticity – Have You Overlooked Its Importance to APM?

When it comes to business, no one outside IT cares about how you deliver consistent, dependable service — as long as you do it…and do it inexpensively.  Customers want a no-pain, no-problem experience at the checkout stand or internet shopping cart. The business wants to prevent customer attrition and order fallout by keeping them happy.  They also need to be able  grow without the expansion revealing inadequacies in the IT enterprise. Application performance monitoring (APM) is a recognized solution for keeping the pain of growth to a minimum and for identifying problems before... (more)