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 to acquire insight into their customer data in
order to make strategic decisions for competitive advantage. And to further
complicate the situation, the value in the data had a shelf-life. If they
didn’t figure out what the data meant quick enough, it would be stale and
At Naste... (more)
Recently an article came out stating that APM was going the way of the space
shuttle. Too expensive, outdated, not needed and so on. There were
statistics given indicating that APM products were growing out of favor as
To my experience most customers don’t even use the acronym APM or what it
stands for, application performance monitoring. Many enterprises have shared
services, IT operations and application development groups and they all
monitor or test the performance of their respective resources.
Statistics are a funny thing. Depending on when you ask som... (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)
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)
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)