What is the “real” thing when it comes to application monitoring? “Realness” has been a common theme in product marketing for years but when it comes to application performance management there are tangible differences between “real” and “fake.” Synthetic monitoring or real user monitoring. Jim Rapoza of Aberdeen Group discusses:
While real-user monitoring (often referred to as RUM) has been around for years now, there is a growing emphasis on its use throughout all aspects of application performance management. Increasingly, businesses have recognized that one of the best metrics of an application’s success will be found by monitoring and analyzing the performance and user experience of applications from the viewpoint of real application users.
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