Business Transaction Management – the Next Generation of Business Service Management

Why a New Generation? What’s Wrong with the Old One? Traditional systems management tools focused on monitoring the health of individual components. Tools like IBM Tivoli, BMC patrol, CA Unicenter, and HP Openview, initially focused on management of servers, services, … Continue reading

Business Transaction Management – A New Generation

Traditional systems management tools focused on monitoring the health of individual components. Tools like IBM Tivoli, BMC patrol, CA Unicenter, and HP Openview initially focused on management of servers, services, and resources. In those days, the equation was relatively simple–100% … Continue reading

End-to-End Monitoring of Transactions

End-to-end monitoring solutions should monitor all of the infrastructure’s components, yet some solutions only monitor one part of the bigger picture. The term “end-to-end” relative to transaction monitoring is very over-used. End-to-end Website monitoring, end-to-end server performance monitoring, end-to-end database … Continue reading

Transaction Monitoring Software: Jargon Proliferation

This article on the jargon proliferation within the transaction monitoring discipline reviews common phrases used today to describe how to link business and IT. There are several ways to trace a transaction. Although different approaches to transaction tracing may yield different outcomes, … Continue reading

The Top 3 Reasons an Application Hangs

Do 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 … Continue reading

The Evolution of Transaction Management – Part 1

Transaction management has evolved to a fourth generation. Based on a podcast by Doug McClure, this article covers the end-to-end transaction management evolution. Information technology contributes to business efficiency like nothing else. Managing complex IT systems requires constant innovation; systems … Continue reading

Correlsense and Coradiant Partner to Deliver Complete Application Performance Monitoring

Correlsense, a provider of IT Reliability™ solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Coradiant® Inc., a leading provider of end-user experience solutions, to offer joint customers an end-to-end solution for monitoring Web application and data center performance. Together, the companies provide complete end-user monitoring along with greater granularity and rich contextual data, reducing the costs and time associated with identifying, isolating, analyzing and resolving application performance problems. Continue reading

Transaction Discovery

Episode 2 of this three-part podcast series takes a closer look at the differences between synchronous and asynchronous transactions and the requirements for tracing transactions end-to-end. Participants: Lanir Shacham, CTO, Correlsense Doug McClure, IT blogger and service management consultant with … Continue reading

Much More Than a SOAP Monitor

This article discusses how SharePath provides immediate visibility into complex SOA transactions–more than just SOAP monitoring. Imagine the following scenario: An apache server running PHP receives a request for availability of an item. The PHP code uses nusoap to send … Continue reading