DataPower

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix – Part 2

(Second 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 hybrid messaging environment spanning mainframes, distributed systems, and clouds.) About the Author Charley Rich has decades of product management experience spanning Middleware Messaging, [...]

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Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (Part 1)

Stirring Apache Kafka into the Middleware Mix (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 hybrid messaging environment spanning mainframes, distributed systems, and clouds.) About the Author Charley Rich has decades [...]

3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking – Part 2

In part 1, I discussed the important of tracking applications and how that is similar to tracking packages.   However, there is one significant difference between the two, applications don’t have bar codes.  The collecting of the tracking events as the data moves through the application requires additional processing.   There are many techniques for doing this.   [...]

By |APM, blog, datapower, MQ, tracking transactions|

3 Ways to Solve App Performance Problems with Transaction Tracking

Transaction Tracking can provide tremendous insight into the performance and behavior of applications. However, this can be challenging when transactions traverse platforms and technologies.  Often it can be similar to tracking someone in the old Westerns where you follow the trail to the river and then lose track of where they went next.  Tracking MQ [...]

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

[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. [...]

By |Analytics, blog, datapower|

The Best Ways to Solve DataPower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 3 of 4

[This is Part 3 of a 4 part series. Catch-up with part 1, here.] Common DataPower problems … Like any piece of sophisticated middleware, the DataPower Gateway appliance has to be carefully managed and closely monitored.  Even though it is a robust, purpose-built device, any company that is using DataPower appliances to run serious production [...]

The Best Ways to Solve Datapower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 2 of 4

Monitoring DataPower appliances DataPower appliances have several management interfaces that provide detailed information about system health, operations and performance. These metrics can be monitored through several management protocols, including: SNMP, WSDM (Web Services Distributed Management), logging and other XML-based API’s. Authorized management and monitoring tools can subscribe to information about the appliance using these protocols, [...]

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The Best Ways to Solve Datapower Issues that Impact Applications – Part 1 of 4

What are DataPower Appliances? DataPower SOA Appliances are a family of network devices, designed to make XML and Web Services deployments simpler, faster, and more secure. Watch our on demand webinar on Deep-Dive Monitoring of DataPower Appliances in Application Context.   Among the appliances that are most commonly used in enterprise deployments are: The XG45 [...]

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