Application Performance Management (APM) has created a big data problem. Modern applications require that we consistently monitor and provide complete visibility into all application and infrastructure performance metrics. The complexity of our dynamic environments leaves us with too much data to follow let alone find the one issue to pay attention to. Finding the root cause of a problem when it is flagged is time consuming and affects the end users experience.
User experience is critical to digital business operations and performance delays of even a few seconds can send users elsewhere. The answer lies in relieving the human element from monitoring for issues and letting big data and analytics take over. Business Intelligence and Data Analytics are indispensable tools that every business should be using – in real time – to ensure a high-quality experience for all users.
Application Performance Management (APM) is now a business requirement.
Today’s application architectures are complex organisms. Your organization is probably using some combination of virtualization, the cloud, CDN, third-party APIs, the public Internet, and other infrastructure. But while these tools allow your business to remain competitive, they also create headaches for the IT team. With so many moving parts, it can be difficult to identify problems and their sources, let alone actually problem-solve. Customers, however, don’t care about system complexity.
APM allows IT departments to not only identify but to solve database problems as they occur. APM works by taking some of the load off of IT and automates the process of searching for errors. Using SQL queries to search through massive blocks of performance metrics is a task that can take hours, but APM can perform the same search in a matter of seconds.
Of course, APM is only as good as the quality of its data. In order for APM to work properly, all interactions must be correctly traced and recorded. Once the APM knows the baseline for user activity, it will be able to detect disruptions.
Making Use of APM
The next generation of APM is enhancing companies’ ability to make optimal use of all the data collected. APM identifies a problem quickly – in real time – and the IT team is empowered to troubleshoot, without wasting time searching for a proverbial needle in a haystack.
To learn more about how your IT team can improve application performance, Ntirety provides Remote DBA, DBA OnDemand and database consulting services. We are proud to partner with leading vendors such as Oracle, Microsoft, and VMWare. Ntirety offers a database consultations to organizations interested in improving their database structure and APM workflows.