Industry experts — from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors — offer thoughtful, insightful, and often controversial predictions on how APM and related technologies will evolve and impact business in 2016. Part 2 features visions of expanded capabilities of Application Performance Management solutions.
APM SUPPORTS INTERNET OF THINGS
With growing and astronomical opportunities in IoT, coupled with the fact that IoT is driven by massive scale software and data interactions, APM technologies are directly applicable to these new software use cases. Analytics and transaction tracing are key to extract and get value out of these new, emerging, and exciting platforms. In 2016 we will see this become a reality, whereas today it's in its nascency.
VP of Market Development and Insights, AppDynamics
A COMPLETE MONITORING SOLUTION
I foresee the (3) main factions of APM (Wire Data Analytics, Synthetic Transactions, and Agent Code Instrumentation) coming together to round out the monitoring spectrum as a complete solution. Wire Data Analytics will automatically discover and decipher all applications coming from a simple network tap. Synthetic Transactions will be made easier with recording features that support advanced browser functions which will be seamless for all mobile devices. Finally, there will be a new agent concept which is lightweight, deploys quickly, and goes in virtually undetected with zero configuration.
Director of Customer Experience Management at the Auto Club Group and Founder of the APM Strategies Group on LinkedIn.
For a better understanding of the (3) main factions of APM read: Slow Applications are Criminal
APM OFFERS DEEP DIVE VISIBILITY
APM requirements will expand past the capabilities of transaction visibility and real user monitoring, seeking deep-dive visibility across the entire infrastructure. Troubleshooting performance issues requires extensive expertise inside each and every tier, and enabling performance diagnosis to be accomplished with minimal human expertise requires a great deal of automation. In response to this demand, APM tools must go beyond user experience monitoring and transaction tracing with in-depth insights and domain expertise into every layer and every tier of the infrastructure. These tools will need to be easy to set up and use, to keep the barriers to adoption as low as possible.
CEO, eG Innovations
DATABASE BECOMES APPLICATION PERFORMANCE FOCUS
With application performance the heart of most businesses, 2016 will see APM professionals start doing a much better job at realizing that, in turn, the database is the heart of application performance. As a result, the importance of having shared visibility into how databases affect application performance and the need to embrace response time analysis to identify bottlenecks will only grow in the coming year.
VP, Product Marketing and Strategy, SolarWinds
THE NEED FOR SPEED
2016 will be the year of Fast Insights in APM. We have big data, small data, analytics, user experience data, etc. But what is the point of having all that data if I have to wait to figure out what happened that caused a performance outage or degradation, or even worse not have a clue that something happened? So 2016 will be about how do I get the information I need to have to make the right decision, right now. With customer experience more critical to business success than ever, IT's ability to respond to issues faster or pre-empt them altogether has never been more crucial.
Chief Product Officer, Catchpoint
APM STRATEGIES INCLUDE MAINFRAME
Due to the sheer number of transactions and users impacted, even slight mainframe code optimizations can have a hugely positive experience on customer experience. For these reasons, modern IT teams will increasingly extend APM strategies to include the mainframe, identifying opportunities for improved customer experience and cost optimizations. Deep insights into mainframe code can also help IT teams identify and fix inefficiencies that may be driving up mainframe licensing costs unnecessarily.
President and CEO, Compuware
APM INTEGRATES WITH HELPDESK AND PRODUCT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
To continue to be successful and increase adoption it is imperative that good (automated) integration is developed between the APM system, the Helpdesk system and the Product/Issue management systems used by developers.
Senior Technical Specialist, iTrinegy
THE RENAISSANCE OF BSM
The emergence of provisioning tools that can be leveraged to perform low maintenance, automatically updating dependency maps and CMDBs – leading to the renaissance of Business Service Management (BSM).
Sales & Marketing Director, Interlink Software
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