Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 6 of 6)

AutoPilot InsightMaking a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 6 of 6)

(The conclusion of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.)

I’ve talked about some particulars associated with one large financial institution, MegaBank. But what can people expect from AutoPilot in general with respect to performance and scalability issues? Let’s examine some topics… Continue reading

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 5 of 6)

Monitoring Message Flow - Middleware transactions (Fifth of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.) Continue reading

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 4 of 6)

TIBCO RV and EMS Metrics

TIBCO Metrics

(Fourth of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.)

A major driver of MegaBank’s decision to standardize on Nastel AutoPilot was its ability to monitor all of its middleware systems. With AutoPilot’s TIBCO EMS plug-in, the IT team could easily monitor TIBCO EMS servers and components including: queues, topics, consumers, producers from a single, consolidated vantage point.

 

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Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 3 of 6)

(Third of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one middleware monitoring of WebSphere MQ, TIBCO and more along with CEPof the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.)

Bringing Light to the Dark Side…

Nastel’s AutoPilot was already effectively monitoring MegaBank’s WebSphere MQ and homegrown MOM systems. However, while the bank trusted TIBCO, the IT team wanted to integrate TIBCO messaging products into an umbrella monitoring framework. Continue reading

Making a Happy Marriage of WebSphere & TIBCO Infrastructures (Part 1 of 6)

Nastel_IT_Layer_Web(First of a six-part blog series that describes how a team of IT pros and managers at one of the world’s largest global banks accommodated a bank acquisition and mastered a complex messaging environment.)

In the beginning, there was darkness…

Ok, I’m being a bit overly dramatic. What was happening in New York a couple of years ago at a really big global bank with almost U.S. $2 trillion in total assets—let’s call it MegaBank—was a serious lack of control. Continue reading

The ABCs of Multiple Messaging Infrastructures – Part 2

analyze across multiple messaging systemsIn the first installment of this two-part blog series I discussed a number of issues IT pros face when managing the tech aftermath of a corporate acquisition: merging different IT infrastructures. (Reminds me off an old sci-fi movie, When Worlds Collide.)

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The ABCs of Multiple Messaging Infrastructures – Part 1

abc's of multiple messaging infrastructures

Many large companies need to address—and hopefully simplify—their means of control over multi-vendor messaging infrastructures. What are the issues IT professionals often mention as causing their management and administrative workloads to get out of hand?

  • Acquisitions that expand technology diversity and overall footprint
  • Lack of visibility across multiple middleware platforms
  • The need for self-service
  • Shortage of appropriately trained human resources
  • Skyrocketing support and maintenance costs
  • Need to quickly determine root causes of software and infrastructure problems—so they can be resolved before noticeable impacts to end-user or customer satisfaction occur

Let’s explore these points a bit more…

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Self-service, the DIY for WebSphere

DIY or do it yourself for WebSphere MQ (WMQ)

 

The DIY (do it yourself) movement while ageless, is experiencing a rising tide of popularity possibly due the economy’s lethargic performance.  You can judge it’s popularity yourself, just based on the number of cable channels dedicated to building anything from a bookshelf to an entire new house.  Homeowners needing to do more with less take on tasks that previously they would have called in an expert or specialist to do.  With a little help from the DIY channels, they get the job done.   What about IT Ops and DevOps?  While company profits have increased, the budget’s for many IT teams has remained flat. And yet, there is still work to do. The concept of “self-service” is the IT world’s answer to DIY.  One area needing self-service is WebSphere management and monitoring.

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Nastel: a Gold Sponsor of the MQ Tech Conference

Win a tablet at the Nastel booth at the MQ Tech ConferenceMeet Nastel at the MQ Technical Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio.  We will be there for three days, from September 23 – 27.

Don’t miss the raffle we are sponsoring for a Galaxy Tablet.

Nastel will have a live demo of AutoPilot and is happy to answer all of your questions on real-time middleware-centric application performance monitoring.

In addition, Nastel’s VP of Engineering, Richard Nikula will present a session, entitled: Using a Simple Benchmark to Understand Your Queue Managers