The term “Big Data” is quite possibly one of the most difficult
IT-related terms to pin down ever. There are so many potential types of, and
applications for Big Data that it can be a bit daunting to consider all of
the possibilities. Thankfully, for IT operations staff, Big Data is mostly a
bunch of new technologies that are being used together to solve some sort of
business problem. In this blog post I’m going to focus on what IT
Operations teams need to know about big data technology and support.
Big Data Repositories
At the heart of any big data architecture is going to be some sort of NoSQL
data repository. If you’re not very familiar with the various types of
NoSQL databases that are out there today I recommend reading this article on
the MongoDB website. These repositories are designed to run in a
distributed/clustered manner so they they can process incoming ... (more)
Today’s blog post is headed back to the basics. I’ve been using and
talking about APM tools for so many years sometimes it’s hard to remember
that feeling of not knowing the associated terms and concepts. So for anyone
who is looking to learn about APM, this blog is for you.
What does the term APM stand for?
APM is an acronym for Application Performance Management. You’ll also hear
the term Application Performance Monitoring used interchangeably and that is
just fine. Some will debate the details of monitoring versus management and
in reality there is an important difference but f... (more)
In the last post I covered several architectural techniques you can use to
build a highly scalable, failure resistant application in the cloud. However,
these architectural changes - along with the inherent unreliability of the
cloud - introduce some new problems for application performance management.
Many organizations rely on logging, profilers, and legacy application
performance monitoring (APM) solutions to monitor and manage performance in
the data center, but these strategies and solutions simply aren't enough when
you move into the cloud. Here are a few important consider... (more)
Server monitoring a foundational component to any data center monitoring
architecture but it has become a crutch and a deterrent to successfully
building out a holistic monitoring platform. Servers exist to run
applications and you will never properly monitor applications with server
monitoring alone. In this blog we will explore what server monitoring is,
The post Server Monitoring – Think You’re Covered? You’re not! appeared
first on AppDynamics: The APM Blog.
Financial Services companies operate in a difficult environment. Many of
their applications are absolutely vital to the proper workings of the global
economy. They are one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world,
and they are a constant target of hackers. Their systems need to be
available, performant, and secure while generating the revenue sought by Wall
Street and their shareholders.
In this article we'll take a look at three factors that impact revenue and
how APM is used to mitigate risk.
1. Customers Hate to Wait
Losing a customer is a bad thing no matter the ... (more)