Java Bytecode Instrumentation: An Introduction

lanir-shachamThis post is not a usual one since I simply want to address a technical question: “what is Java bytecode instrumentation (BCI)” and also explain what can and can’t be done with BCI regarding the problem of transaction tracing. … Read More

APM Transaction Topology Mapping

AntonHere we explain how SharePath Transaction Topology Mapping works and how it lets users pinpoint performance problems in an application and automatically map components in an architecture through auto discovery.

What is transaction topology mapping?

A topology is a directional Read More

Enterprise Application Performance Management


elad-katavIn the perfectly elastic, brand new, and unfortunately mythical enterprise that we mentioned earlier, all applications were developed using Java, .Net, PHP, Ruby, or another modern environment. It is certainly true that there are many Enterprise Application Performance Management … Read More

Software Application Performance


yossi-shirizliHow do you escape from good Enough island?

Most people start with a fresh look at their strategy, architecture, and software portfolio. They do a white board exercise and design a cloud-centered, standards-based, open source, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, NaaS, … Read More

Redefining Application Performance

arnaud-davidRemember three-second response times?

In the days when everyone wore a suit to work, application performance was measured in seconds. Any response time less than three seconds was a victory. At five seconds, the telephone calls began. More than that … Read More

The Top 3 Reasons an Application Hangs

lanir-shachamDo you experience application hang problems? If so, read this article to discover the top 3 reasons applications hang and cause slow performance.

If you have been in the IT industry long enough, you probably know this story well. The … Read More

Performance Monitoring Basic Statistics and Google Sheets

In order to have a better understanding about performance monitoring, one should have some understanding of statistics. (This is increasingly true as that is the technology that drives analytics.) The most basic statistics are the average, standard deviation, and the … Read More

Vodafone Outlines Surveillance Impact

Some of our readers have expressed concerns about the impact of surveillance of communications and network traffic. They view this as a potential problem for business in general, and cloud-based applications in particular.

Vodafone is one of the world’s largest … Read More

Root Cause Analysis

One should adopt a systemic approach to root cause analysis, so that the same procedure can be deployed over and again and improved with each iteration to find and correct weaknesses in processes and system. Plus to put this into … Read More

eBay Passwords Stolen: How Hackers Attack

eBay sent out this email to more than 350 million people this week, saying their password database had been stolen by hackers. eBay owns Paypal, so there is a real threat to your pocketbook if you don’t change your password … Read More

Disruptive Healthcare Provider Raises $80M

Healthcare start-up Oscar raised $80 million at a 10X multiple. Launched in October 2013, it offers an easy-to-use website with a Google Map-style doctor-finder and a search tool that lets you describe symptoms in plain English. Other features allow you … Read More

The Proposed Comcast-Time Warner Merger

Some observers are concerned that decreased competition might result if the Comcast-Time Warner merger is approved; here are some recent developments.

Critics dismissed the companies’ claim that such a merger would not drive up prices and stifle the competition, because … Read More