APM on Premise versus “in the Cloud”: Either, Or, or Both?

APM on Premise versus “in the Cloud”: Either, Or, or Both?

The Rise of Cloud-based APM Solutions In my last blog, I called today’s enterprise application landscape “a dog’s breakfast”1 as far as complexity and heterogeneity are concerned. A growing number of APM vendors would likely agree. Regardless of whether you are on the vendor or the consumer side, application management— as opposed to simple application monitoring— is an inherently difficult task. Perhaps for this reason, enterprise-grade Application Performance Management solutions—those capable of monitoring, correlating and triaging integrated, distributed applications while quantifying end to end performance—have traditionally had a reputation for being complex and difficult to deploy. Virtually every enterprise-sized company is ...

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Why Data Analytics as a Service?

Why Data Analytics as a Service?

Waaay back in the day (say 2002), organizations would ask themselves: “If our customer and prospect (potential customer) information is our most valuable asset, why would we EVER trust it with a 3rd party who would put it with the customer information from other companies?” Today, organizations do not hesitate to start their sales endeavors with the swipe of a credit card and the creation of a Salesforce.com account. In fact, the concept of X-as-as-service has grown to have as many definitions as the concept of cloud computing itself. There are infrastructure-as-a-services (IaaS) that allow you to have the next ...

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APM as a Service: An Elegant Solution to an Ongoing Challenge

APM as a Service: An Elegant Solution to an Ongoing Challenge

Did you ever hear the term “a dog’s breakfast”? It is a slightly old-fashioned description that the folks over at Princeton University’s WordNet[1] define as “a mess[2]”.And if you’re wondering what a dog’s breakfast has to do with Application Performance Management, check out Figure 1. (Figure 1: Which of these is your company currently delivering as a production service?) In EMA’s latest APM research, survey respondents were asked to indicate which types of applications their IT organizations were delivering as production services and to “check all that apply”. The results reveal an astounding mix of application and technology types. Looking at these ...

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As the digital world becomes increasingly more connected at the individual and organizational levels, our desire to derive insight from the collective stacks of electronically stored information (ESI) has fueled technology innovation and enabled companies to leverage these technologies and to transform their businesses as well as people’s lives. Meanwhile, organizations are in danger of...

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posted by Torsten Volk   | January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

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A friend of mine recently asked why I am even still interested in enterprise computing when all the innovation is happening within the consumer electronics sector. Smartphones, tablet computers, e-book readers, and audio streaming devices have changed the way we live our daily lives. Now that I read the NYTimes on my iPad, I get...

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posted by John Myers   | December 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Codeless BI from Altosoft Recently I received a briefing from Altosoft to take a look at their 4th generation product – Altosoft’s Insight Release 4.  Altosoft Insight is a single unified business intelligence environment that contains the entire stack from ETL to data visualization.  This integrated environment allows for Altosoft users to have a completely (if...

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After a blisteringly hot day for all of the US stock indices yesterday, the news following the close of the markets that Oracle had missed its quarterly numbers for the first time in 10 years came as a bit of shock to investors. Whether or not continued world economic woes, especially in Europe, will affect...

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posted by John Myers   | December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Birst Announces Optimized In-Memory Database Last week, Birst made a thought-provoking announcement regarding its analytical architecture.  Birst, a cloud-based agile analytics company, announced a self-developed, in-memory, columnar data store option for its offerings beginning in January 2012.  This in-memory, columnar database option provides Birst with another self-developed component for its cloud-based architecture. Optimized Components With...

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Despite a generally lackluster world economy, IBM is thriving. This year IBM celebrated the 100thanniversary of its founding and there is much for IBMers, their customers and stockholders to be happy about. Today, IBM is without a doubt the premier enterprise technology company in the world admired by millions and the envy of other technology...

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ECM

The advent of highly scalable hardware along with software solutions that can quickly process virtually any form of data regardless of its origin has far reaching ramifications for organizations looking to leverage a new class of Enterprise Content Management solutions to run their businesses more efficiently and innovatively. Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions have been...

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posted by Scott Crawford   | December 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Read the press release here. In security, the private equity firm is establishing an increasingly provocative portfolio of solutions. Some have a primary focus on security, such as SonicWALL and Entrust. Others, however, offer benefits in the optimization of IT beyond security. Some recent examples: Tripwire NetIQ LANdesk In these cases, security is either an...

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posted by John Myers   | November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

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TIBCO Updates Cloud-based Analytics In September, TIBCO Software announced the latest update of its on-demand business analytics platform -  TIBCO Silver Spotfire® 2.0.  The prepackaged graph, chart and dashboard functionality in TIBCO Silver Spotfire 2.0 provides the type of data visualization functionality non-IT staff members can deploy easily.  This functionality has a level of maturity...

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posted by admin   | November 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

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Enterprise Management Associates Adds Gary MacFadden as Managing Research Director in New Enterprise Content Management Practice Area EMA strengthens IT management leadership and expertise with highly experienced enterprise content management expert BOULDER, Colo., November 29, 2011 – Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced that Gary...

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