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 vehicles with two or more people to be fast tracked
past the traffic. Like the carpool lane, there need to be parameters that
are able to identify which alerts are pertinent and allowed to speed through
and which alerts are not. We’re not suggesting that some messages hop
around others and get to... (more)
Four Reasons Why Microservices Resonate
We just finished the first O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference and
the overwhelming most popular topic was microservices. Why all the hype about
an architectural style?
Microservices are the first post-DevOps revolution architecture.
The DevOps revolution highlighted how much inadvertent friction an outdated
operations mindset can cause, starting the move towards automating away
By automating chores like machine provisioning and deployments, it suddenly
became cheap to make changes that used to be expensive. Some archite... (more)
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)
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
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... (more)
We all wish we could predict the future. It would be wonderful to tell when
a stock was going to go up before it did. Unfortunately, most of us are not
psychic. In order to be successful in the stock market, you need to be
lucky or spend a lot of time analyzing the behavior of the stocks.
Wouldn’t it be valuable if you were able to predict the up and down
performance behavior of your Java applications and make adjustments to avoid
unfavorable impacts on your company?
We find that one of the biggest impacts of not being able to predict
application behavior, is that companie... (more)