Trends Report

Tech Horizons: Evaluating ClearApp's Application Service Management Solution

Bringing BSM Modeling To SOA Application Performance Management

February 15th, 2008
With contributors:
Thomas Mendel, Ph.D. , Reedwan Iqbal

Summary

Application performance management (APM) became known through the widespread use of application server technologies, such as J2EE/Java EE. Originally designed to monitor the code component of an enterprise application, APM technologies spread quickly to the peripheral elements of the core application: Web servers, back-end databases, and the end user experience. APM today provides a well-rounded and mature technique to monitor and measure the performance of an enterprise application. The typical service-oriented architecture (SOA) application, however, is composed of multiple services; monitoring them via a traditional APM solution may prove problematic, as the overall performance that the end user sees depends on the individual performance of multiple components, each of which might be an application in its own right. ClearApp has devised a model-based solution, reminiscent of the business service management (BSM) approach, to overcome the obstacle of managing the performances of an SOA environment.

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With
Thomas Mendel, Ph.D.
and Reedwan Iqbal