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.

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

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… Read More

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

Why IT Operations is Like an Action TV Series

Nir Livni, Product Management Director at Correlsense, writes about IT operations, citing W. Edwards Deming who said “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” I like watching the series “24,” though I can’t really explain why…. Read More

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,… Read More

Why is it always on a Friday? (Part 1)

The weekend is tomorrow; you’ve been head-down all week, nose to the grindstone making sure that your people and your apps are doing well , everything is running smoothly and your end-users are experiencing great service. Now is… Read More

Google Tries to Keep Google Plus from Getting Overloaded

When Google released its new social networking tool, Google Plus last week, it was confined to what they called a limited invitation-only Beta. Scoring an invitation was a precious commodity, but many new members (including me) quickly found… Read More

Transaction Monitoring: Traditional vs. BTM

Transaction monitoring includes both traditional and new approaches. Before making a purchase, read this article to learn the differences and make the right choice. Even experienced IT professionals can confuse traditional monitoring tools and the newer generation of… Read More

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

Service Level Management Made Easy with Transaction Management

Service Level Management can be implemented effectively by using a transaction management solution. Review these key steps. Implementing Service Level Management successfully requires appropriate technology support. Service Level Management involves both business and IT processes that need to be carried out. Transaction… Read More

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… Read More

IT Reliability Through Business Transaction Management

Every organization wants IT reliability: confidence that technology powered business processes will be available, perform well, and adapt to changing business conditions. Companies need to know exactly what is going on and need to be able to predict… Read More

Enhanced Application Domain Support

Correlsense, a leading provider of IT Reliability™ solutions through business transaction management, today announced as part of its SharePath Fall 2009 release it has added Application Domain Support. With this new capability, application owners, application performance and IT operations managers can analyze how application transactions perform across the different components of the data center. It will also provide information for how each application’s transactions can be fine-tuned, in order to optimize performance and reduce costs.