Advanced performance analytics lies directly at the intersection of application monitoring, big data and other relevant trends in the IT space. The next generation of APM tools will focus on correlating the volume of performance data empowering IT operations to gain insight into what is really going on within their infrastructure.
APA is about Big Data. Huge volumes of data coming out of what I would call the service performance management space – tools that have evolved to manage the performance of applications and other services. APA assimilates that Big Data in near real-time, and uses a lot of advanced heuristics to do predictive or least innovative ways of looking at problems.
You can read part 1 of the interview here: EMA Talks About Advanced Performance Analytics