Application Monitoring

  • Rubies or Legos for Application Support Groups

    When my son was about 6 years old, he spent some time watching Home Shopping Network at his grandmother’s house. A little later he announced that, for his next birthday, he wanted a Burmese Ruby in a Marquise Cut. I hated to disappoint him, […]

  • RTView For TIBCO – More Than APM

    RTView provides industrial-strength real-time monitoring of many different technologies, especially the middleware, app servers, and data grids used to integrate large scale complex applications. While RTView offers many of the Application Performance Monitoring features (APM) defined by Gartner, most people are not aware of […]

  • RTView For Oracle – More Than OEM

    Load-balanced, parallel, and complex … these words apply to the large-scale, distributed, mission-critical applications built on top of Oracle middleware components like WebLogic and Coherence. The resulting systems can be highly functional and scalable, but also very fragile. The probability of failure increases exponentially […]


  • Why Correlation is the Key to Contextual Visualization

    Advanced monitoring solutions must correlate the items that have dependencies and employ advanced visualization techniques to quickly perform analysis and take actions. The challenge with enterprise application monitoring platforms is that there are just too many differing points of information that must be looked […]


  • Dive into RTView Enterprise Monitor 1.5

    How do you decide what makes a great product release?  For me, there are two main drivers that bubble new features to the top of every release of RTView Enterprise Monitor: Provide access to more actionable data Facilitate ease of use While it is […]

  • Avoid These Two Monitoring Architecture Traps

    As an enterprise architect with 20+ years of experience, I have witnessed many seemingly simple deployment architectures that have come back to bite clients once they are scaled from POC to enterprise-wide deployments. Often, they are forced to live with the choices for many […]

  • Business Value: A Nice To Have ?

    With every new year, we see a flood of research notes, articles and blog posts regarding the latest IT strategic priorities. This year, these priorities range from analytics, to single transaction platforms, to cloud and mobile strategies, etc. However, it is rare to see […]

  • How Real-Time Do You Want To Be ?

    In his recent post in The Virtualization Practice, Bernd Harzog hits the nail on the head with Real-Time Monitoring: Almost Always a Lie. Here, Bernd points out that, in contrast to marketing claims that a monitoring solution is real-time, the fact is that multiple stages of […]

  • The CMDB of the Future

    (NOTE: This post appeared in the January 13 issue of APMdigest) The complex software applications that run modern businesses are often referred to as “mission-critical” and must be kept running 24×7. Unfortunately, the complexity of these applications is often so great that keeping them in […]

  • Big Data – Not Just an Amorphous Blob

    There are not many people who know that the number of atoms in the earth is almost exactly the square root of a googol (1.3 x 10^50) … which also means that if every atom inside the earth were itself an entire earth, the […]