Cracking the Code on APM Big Data
May 13, 2014

Anand Akela
Tricentis

Share this

Everyone agrees that IT is under pressure to deliver fast and reliable application performance and customer experiences that exceed expectations. And, if a customer-facing app goes down, the implications can be quite drastic as we can see in the article "5-minute outage costs Google $545,000 in revenue" or "WhatsApp experiences major outage". The ramifications include lost revenue, profits, and damaged reputation – not to mention resulting shake-ups in responsible IT departments.

The customer-facing applications that we as consumers rely on every single day have grown very complex, running on an infrastructure that consists of multiple tiers and platforms across physical, virtual and hybrid cloud environments. Ensuring the optimal end-user experience for the new Web, cloud, and mobile apps add to an already overburdened IT workload. The manual processes and transactional-monitoring tools of the past can't keep up with the complexity of these new mission-critical applications. They don't give IT staff the support they need to identify and solve problems quickly, and deliver against their service level objectives.

Application Performance Management (APM) software addresses these challenges in the complex, dynamic, and interconnected application environment. However, monitoring complex applications, business transactions and ensuring exceptional end user experience 24x7, generates a big pile of data.

A well-configured APM system points to root causes and enables technical investigations, but even the best configured system may still miss critical warning signs if operators rely only on simple thresholds and baselines. Complex application environments need good, out-of-the-box analysis of all available APM Big Data to complement the special configuration of dashboards, which serve particular purposes. This is how we can crack the code on big data.

Anand Akela is VP of Product Marketing at Tricentis
Share this

The Latest

April 18, 2019

A vast majority of organizations are still unprepared to properly respond to cybersecurity incidents, with 77% of respondents indicating they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan applied consistently across the enterprise, according to The 2019 Study on the Cyber Resilient Organization, a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of IBM ...

April 17, 2019

People and businesses today make mistakes similar to Troy, when they get too enamored by the latest, flashiest technology. These modern Trojan Horses work through their ability to "wow" us. Cybercriminals find IoT devices an easy target because they are the cool new technology on the block ...

April 16, 2019

Software security flaws cause the majority of product vulnerabilities, according to the 2019 Security Report from Ixia's Application and Threat Intelligence (ATI) Research Center ...

April 15, 2019

The majority of organizations (nearly 70 percent) do not prioritize the protection of the applications that their business depend on — such as ERP and CRM systems — any differently than how low-value data, applications or services are secured, according to a new survey from CyberArk ...

April 12, 2019

While 97 percent of organizations are currently undertaking or planning to undertake digital transformation initiatives, integration challenges are hindering efforts for 84 percent of organizations, according to the 2019 Connectivity Benchmark Report from MuleSoft ...

April 11, 2019

Companies have low visibility into their public cloud environments, and the tools and data supplied by cloud providers are insufficient, according to The State of Public Cloud Monitoring, a report sponsored by Ixia ...

April 10, 2019

Without improvement in time and budget constraints, the majority of tech pros (75 percent) say they will be unable to confidently manage future innovations, according to IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Tech Pros of Tomorrow, a new report from SolarWinds. This reality ultimately puts businesses at risk of performance and competitive advantage losses, making the prioritization of skills and career development for tech pros paramount ...

April 09, 2019

Tech pros have one foot grounded in today's hybrid IT realities while also setting their sights on emerging technology, according to IT Trends Report 2019: Skills for Tech Pros of Tomorrow ...

April 08, 2019

This Thursday EMA will be presenting a webinar — Automation, AI and Analytics: Reinventing ITSM — covering recent research. There were quite a few surprises. And in fact, many of the surprises indicated a yet-more-positive outlook than we expected ...

April 05, 2019

Almost three-fourths (69 percent) of organizations have plans to deploy 5G by 2020, according to a new 5G use case and adoption survey by Gartner. Organizations expect 5G networks to be mainly used for IoT communications and video, with operational efficiency being the key driver ...