The Business Importance of Fast Data, Real-time Analytics & Transaction Tracking

fast dataEnterprise-Grade Digital Transformation

Lately, there’s a lot of talk about something called “digital transformation”. Is this really,”a thing”?  Apparently, it is.  Digital transformation is the process of shifting your organization from a legacy approach to new ways of working using emerging technologies. Continue reading

The Best Ways to Solve DataPower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 4 of 4

IBM Datapower[This is Part 4 in a 4 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.]

Converting DataPower metrics and events into actionable intelligence  

DataPower appliances have several management API’s and interfaces providing detailed information about system operations and performance. By using these interfaces, we can capture a very broad range of configuration and status data. Continue reading

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

4 Ways Analytics Improves Customer Experience

Forrester ResearchWe recently conducted a webinar with Forrester Research Analyst, Milan Hanson entitled, “4 Ways Analytics Improves Customer Experience”

An on-demand recordings of the webinar can be found here.

During the webinar, Nastel unveiled its new offering, AutoPilot Insight Real-User Monitoring.

Forrester Sr. Analyst Milan Hanson spoke about several themes related to “analytics”, including the need to:

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A Better way to Monitor JVM Containers: Stream JMX

StreamJMXStreamJMX is a better way to monitor JVM containers. Typically JVMs are monitored by using remote JMX monitoring tools. There are significant problems with this approach. Examples: how do you monitor a farm of JVMs without having the administrative headache of setting up remote JMX configurations, ports, SSL, etc. With all the talk about cyber security, JMX remote connectivity opens up a way for hackers to exploit these administrative ports. Continue reading

Analyze across logs, metrics and transactions

AutoPilot InsightAutoPilot Insight evolved form Nastel’s Streaming Analytics Expertise with Complex Event Processing (CEP).

AutoPilot Insight is a highly scalable, on-premise or SaaS solution for IT Operational Analytics (ITOA) that ingests streaming Big Data and provides real-time analytics and visualization. A REST API is used to make it easy for any application to stream data into the solution.  AutoPilot Insight analyzes data as it arrives, delivering its users instant insight into logs, metrics and transactions. Continue reading

Unraveling the Mystery: How to Anticipate Application Performance Problems

Complexity vs application performance monitoring

Monitoring application performance is simple…as long as the application and the deployment architecture are also simple.  The mystery appears as the complexity of the application architecture grows and begins to span from an isolated Java or .NET silo into a full-blooded composite application spanning web, middleware and mainframe tiers. Continue reading

M&A – Merging Your Acquired IT Management Tools

One tool to rule them allGood news: Your company has just gone through a merger.  But surprise, surprise: you have also acquired a whole new set of management tools, along with a whole new set of applications.  Also included, at no charge is a fresh set of application problems.  Oh boy.

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Childhood Games Form the Basis of Transaction Stitching

Is it a puzzle to figure out transaction dependencies?Building puzzles requires identifying the location of each piece.  One usually starts with the pieces whose location is most obvious, the corners, and then the process of building the puzzle proceeds by finding the pieces next to these corner pieces, and so on.  Usually, people work on one puzzle at a time.


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