Spark Optimization: What You Need to Know

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October 05, 2022

IT operations is a metrics-driven function and teams should keep score as a core practice. Services and sub-services break, alerts of varying quality come in, incidents are created, and services get fixed. Analytics can help IT teams improve these operations ...

October 04, 2022

Big Data makes it possible to bring data from all the monitoring and reporting tools together, both for more effective analysis and a simplified single-pane view for the user. IT teams gain a holistic picture of system performance. Doing this makes sense because the system's components interact, and issues in one area affect another ...

October 03, 2022

IT engineers and executives are responsible for system reliability and availability. The volume of data can make it hard to be proactive and fix issues quickly. With over a decade of experience in the field, I know the importance of IT operations analytics and how it can help identify incidents and enable agile responses ...

September 30, 2022

For businesses with vast and distributed computing infrastructures, one of the main objectives of IT and network operations is to locate the cause of a service condition that is having an impact. The more human resources are put into the task of gathering, processing, and finally visual monitoring the massive volumes of event and log data that serve as the main source of symptomatic indications for emerging crises, the closer the service is to the company's source of revenue ...

September 29, 2022

Our digital economy is intolerant of downtime. But consumers haven't just come to expect always-on digital apps and services. They also expect continuous innovation, new functionality and lightening fast response times. Organizations have taken note, investing heavily in teams and tools that supposedly increase uptime and free resources for innovation. But leaders have not realized this "throw money at the problem" approach to monitoring is burning through resources without much improvement in availability outcomes ...

September 28, 2022

Although 83% of businesses are concerned about a recession in 2023, B2B tech marketers can look forward to growth — 51% of organizations plan to increase IT budgets in 2023 vs. a narrow 6% that plan to reduce their spend, according to the 2023 State of IT report from Spiceworks Ziff Davis ...

September 27, 2022

Users have high expectations around applications — quick loading times, look and feel visually advanced, with feature-rich content, video streaming, and multimedia capabilities — all of these devour network bandwidth. With millions of users accessing applications and mobile apps from multiple devices, most companies today generate seemingly unmanageable volumes of data and traffic on their networks ...

September 26, 2022

In Italy, it is customary to treat wine as part of the meal ... Too often, testing is treated with the same reverence as the post-meal task of loading the dishwasher, when it should be treated like an elegant wine pairing ...

September 23, 2022

In order to properly sort through all monitoring noise and identify true problems, their causes, and to prioritize them for response by the IT team, they have created and built a revolutionary new system using a meta-cognitive model ...

September 22, 2022

As we shift further into a digital-first world, where having a reliable online experience becomes more essential, Site Reliability Engineers remain in-demand among organizations of all sizes ... This diverse set of skills and values can be difficult to interview for. In this blog, we'll get you started with some example questions and processes to find your ideal SRE ...

Industry News

October 05, 2022

ServiceNow signed an agreement to acquire observability and log management innovator, Era Software.

October 05, 2022

OpsCruise has been granted another patent (US 11,422,859: Methods and Systems for Cloud Application Optimization) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

October 05, 2022

Datadog announced the launch of its Datadog Certification Program, building on the Datadog Learning Center to help developers further uplevel their observability skills.

October 05, 2022

SolarWinds announces the launch of the SolarWinds Transform Partner Program to support and drive growth for the company’s valued global channel partners.

October 04, 2022

Elastic announced new features and enhancements across its Elastic Observability solution, enabling customers to gain deeper and more frictionless visibility at all levels of applications, services, and infrastructure.

October 04, 2022

Dynatrace announced the launch of its Grail™ core technology within the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform.

October 04, 2022

HEAL Software announced updates to its enterprise-grade, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution.

The updates to HEAL’s SaaS offering, which initially launched in January 2022 to widen the reach of the previous cloud-based and on-prem only offerings, further expands HEAL’s total addressable market. New updates support both agent-based and agentless data ingestion, feature leading application performance management (APM) and AIOps functionalities, and offer simplified installation and setup for businesses with up to 40 servers.

October 03, 2022

Altair has completed the acquisition of RapidMiner, a provider of advanced data analytics and machine learning (ML) software.

September 29, 2022

Unravel Data closed a $50 million Series D round of funding to accelerate the next generation of DataOps observability.

September 28, 2022

Sentry announced a series of new capabilities to enhance its developer-centric Performance Monitoring, including Dynamic Sampling, Performance Issues, Real User Application Profiling, and Session Replay.