The Fifth Key to Oracle Forms Performance: Keep Your Stakeholders Aware

In Part Four we discussed how performance analytics can help you both troubleshoot and plan your rollouts and migrations. In this last part, I want to tackle the monitoring and alerting you’ll need to have in place when your best laid plans and preparation inevitably fall short of reality. As always, I’ll focus on Oracle Forms.

What Does Operations-Centric vs Developer-Centric APM Mean to You?

The pace of change in today’s IT world is truly astonishing. The traditional roles and descriptions between various IT roles have been blurred. In today’s complex IT environments, Development, Application Support, and IT Operations collaborate often to ensure application service levels are met. Operations, traditionally, relied on siloed monitoring tools to figure out how the infrastructure support applications. However, a new and emerging approach called ops-centric APM claims to provide horizontal visibility into transaction’s performance across all the silos that support applications. All the way from the desktop, down to the database and to the application code. In this series of posts, I’ll examine the subtleties of the ops-centric APM approach compared with developer centric APM, and what it means for IT.

News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – September 21

This week’s feature articles includes contributions from Jonah Kowall of Gartner, Cameron Laird of Real User Monitoring, Charlie Betz of EMA and more

News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – August 31

This week’s feature articles include a new surprising new survey on cloud computing ignorance, a new Yelp-like rating system for APM, new challenges for IT pros in cloud based environments and some tips and tricks for Oracle Forms users:

News of the Week in Application Performance Management and IT Operations – August 24

This week’s featured articles includes contributions from Pete Golden of APMDigest, Charlie Betz of EMA research, Cameron Laird of Real User Monitoring, and more

New Strategies for Successful Documentum Integrations, Migrations and Performance Management

EMC’s Documentum platform is arguably one of the most complex, highly customized and challenging environments for IT professionals to manage. Join Correlsense and Portford Solutions Group for an online seminar which will offer solutions.

Five Keys for Performance Management of Oracle Forms and E-Business Suite

Today’s APM tools do not provide sufficient capabilities to perform real end user monitoring of Oracle applications. While these tools can track basic performance data, most solutions do not cover the entire Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack and it can be challenging to acquire the in-depth visibility needed to properly manage your application’s performance.

Traveling Transaction Modeling

Over the past few years, traveling has become a major part of my life. I travel a lot for business, so I’m on the road a good chunk of the time. One of the most interesting (and daunting)… Read More

An Introduction to Software Performance Engineering

Software performance engineering is becoming increasingly important to businesses as they look to improve the non-functional performance of applications and get more out of IT investments. By leveraging performance engineering techniques, IT professionals can be indispensable in building and optimizing scalable systems.

Tailoring Performance for Your Customers

Last week, my wife started giving me a hard time about my clothes. I had a trip to Europe coming up, and the official verdict from her was that my suits were simply “not enough”. Figuring I’d better… Read More

Five Important IT Capacity Management Trends for 2012

The increase in virtualization and cloud computing has significantly changed the scope and complexity of capacity management. Forecasting hardware needs is no longer enough. You must understand and optimize your business services, applications, and infrastructure through these new platforms.

Monitoring vs. HR

In my many years of managing data centers and IT, I’ve had (and still have) the distinct honor to work with a diverse group of people – developers, SYS admins, DBA’s, first, second, and third level support. What… Read More

Is BSM Dead?

An event occurred recently which marked the end of an era. BSMdigest, an online publication covering our space, relaunched as APM digest. What exactly does this mean? This proves that the term BSM was never well equipped for describing… Read More

An Integrated Solution for Application Performance and Capacity Management

SharePath is the market’s leading Application Performance Management solution. Athene is the market’s leading Capacity Management solution. Whilst each product stands well on its own, together they make the first, and best, integrated solution providing IT and the business with crucial information. The solution provides a view of all real-user transactions and also gives the organization the capability to report, analyze, and predict future performance on the infrastructure that houses these real-user transactions.

Reducing Risk During a Data Center Migration

Although data center migration projects are multifaceted—from construction to cooling to provisioning software and storage—the primary objective is to facilitate the delivery of IT services to end users in a cost-effective manner. If applications are not performing up… Read More

Show me the Money: Connecting Performance Engineering to Real Business Results

Performance testing and optimization are often neglected parts of enterprise application roll out and upgrade initiatives. The challenge for many IT managers is communicating the value of IT performance projects to business stakeholders who would benefit the most.

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… Read More

The Evolution of Transaction Management – Part 2

Transaction management tools monitor the entire system, not just singular components. This article discusses how transaction management enables true availability. Transaction management is a natural continuation of the past 15 year evolution of IT systems management. In the… Read More

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… Read More

Correlsense and Avada Partnership Provides a Comprehensive Management and Monitoring Solution for Messaging-Based Environments

Correlsense, a provider of IT Reliability™ solutions, announced today that it has partnered with Avada Software to offer a comprehensive application performance management solution for enterprise IT environments whose application integrations rely upon enterprise messaging products like IBM WebSphere MQ, TIBCO Enterprise Message Service™ or other JMS messaging products. Avada Software provides Enterprise Messaging Management solutions so customers can rapidly pinpoint problems and collaboratively manage performance across the enterprise infrastructure and within enterprise messaging platforms, application servers and Web services.