Application Monitoring

  • 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 […]

  • The Internet – Kali’s Playground

    Kali is the hindu Goddess of Time and Change. Some fear her as the Goddess of Destruction, but devotees of Kali know she has a dual nature. In layman terms, change requires destruction so new things can be born. For well over a decade, […]

  • Advanced TIBCO Monitoring with RTView

    Most people in the TIBCO community have heard of RTView by now. TIBCO resells a subset of the RTView product line to complement its EMS and BW products. But most users are not aware of the extent to which the RTView provides a comprehensive […]

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    The holiday season is sneaking up on us, and we take great pleasure in answering at once this communication below (from Virginia): – Dear Editor: I am a newbie to monitoring critical business applications. – Some of my little friends say there is no […]

  • Enterprise Application Monitoring: The Business Value

    It is easy to pull out the long list of features that a product must have to address the challenges inherent in monitoring a large estate of critical business applications across an enterprise. But I won’t do that to you here. Everyone knows monitoring […]

  • What Failed: My App or my Infrastructure ?

    Matthew, a talented Application Support guy, is shown in the image to the left enjoying a relaxing day at the beach. When his boss calls, he manages to craft something of a smile, but my guess is that he is not very happy right […]

  • RTView at Oracle OpenWorld

    Oracle OpenWorld is big … so big that, as a visitor, it’s real easy to get completely overwhelmed. After a while, all the vendors sound so much alike that it becomes impossible to remember who solves this problem or that problem, or if there […]

  • RTView and Oracle Enterprise Manager

    We often get asked the following question. “What is the difference between RTView and Oracle Enterprise Manager … if I already have OEM, why would I need RTView” ? Oracle has a decent product in OEM. It provides lifecycle management for the entire Oracle […]