July 25, 2013

With the proliferation of composite applications for cloud and mobility, monitoring individual components of the application delivery chain is no longer an effective way to assure user experience. IT organizations must evolve toward a holistic, more collaborative methodology based on a service-delivery principle that is more aligned with corporate strategy ...

May 30, 2013

Assuring user experience should be the top priority among Big Data projects for enterprises and cloud service providers. Megatrends such as mobile, cloud and social drive the need for application awareness via better visibility and control. With survey after survey showing availability as the number one priority, spending on user experience assurance, also known as APM, is expected to remain strong. However, only solutions that cover the entire application delivery chain from the end-user experience perspective will suffice ...

May 21, 2013

DevOps emerged as a philosophy for bridging the gap between operations and development silos, where each focused on different priorities, using different processes and tools. This article will focus on some key challenges existing in the DevOps approach — challenges that leave operations to wade through overwhelming amounts of operational data — and how new analytics-based tools stand to provide insight into meaningful information, ultimately closing this gap, and putting development and operations into better synch ...

May 07, 2013

CIOs must realize that innovation needs to go well beyond the technology used to manage big data, according to Gartner, Inc. To get maximum value, enterprises will need to seek and embrace innovation in the way business problems are analyzed with big data ...

May 01, 2013

Always regarded as a non-critical part of day-to-day operations in the past, Big Data and its delayed analysis was relegated to batch processing tools and monthly meetings. Today, as the IT industry has snowballed into a fast moving avalanche of Cloud, virtualization, outsourcing and distributed computing, the science of extracting meaningful intelligent metrics from Big Data has become an important and real-time component of IT Operations ...

April 16, 2013

Innovative business models and services such as cloud and big data analytics aren’t possible without a strategic Service Assurance portfolio underpinned by infrastructure management, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CA Technologies ...

April 08, 2013

There are two primary drivers which, when they come together, typically prompt a move to In-Memory. The first is the need for speed. The second is the phenomenal growth in data volumes. When both size and speed matter, the answer may well be In-Memory. Here are five points we recommend considering when moving to In-Memory ...

February 15, 2013

Nearly 40% of enterprise-sized organizations in the survey have indicated that they have implemented Big Data solutions on some scale, as either a production environment or a pilot system, according to a new Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and 9sight Consulting Research report ...

January 28, 2013

Will Cappelli, Gartner Research VP in Enterprise Management, talks about his latest report: Will IT Operations Analytics Platforms Replace APM Suites?

January 08, 2013

In 2013, global organizations face the most prominent IT and business challenge: Big Data. The focus for IT will be to provide scalable, high-performance analytics at the lowest cost, as business users demand continuous access to both current and historical data. By analyzing this data using multiple tools and approaches, companies not only gain greater intelligence, but also a competitive advantage. Based on customer and partner experience, market research and conversations with experts, RainStor offers its top Big Data predictions for 2013 ...

December 20, 2012

In the Inc. special report on How (and Where) to Make Money in 2013 (and Beyond), author Erik Sherman places Big Data on the list of 5 Trends to Ignore in 2013. In contrast, I suggest that ignoring Big Data is not a business savvy move in 2013 ...

December 19, 2012

Industry experts - from analysts and consultants to users and the top vendors - offer thoughtful, insightful, and sometimes controversial and contradictory predictions on how APM will change and impact business in 2013 ...

November 08, 2012

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and 9sight’s Dr. Barry Devlin released their latest research report entitled: Big Data Comes of Age ...

October 29, 2012

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to surpass $3.7 trillion in 2013, a 3.8 percent increase from 2012 projected spending of $3.6 trillion, but it’s the outlook for Big Data that is creating much excitement, according to Gartner ...

October 24, 2012

Big Data will drive $28 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2013, Big Data is forecast to drive $34 billion of IT spending ...

October 24, 2012

Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2013, presented during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo ...

October 22, 2012

Amid all the hype, few companies are able to apply analytics to Big Data for competitive advantage, because of the time and costs associated with traditional approaches to analytics, according to a Big Data Analytics study by OpTier ...

September 28, 2012

Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst at Ovum, talks about APM hot topics including Big Data, Cloud, SaaS, Mobile and DevOps ...

September 20, 2012

“Big Data” is everywhere. What does it mean? Just as Cloud Computing bursted onto the scene a few years ago, it depends on whom you ask ...

August 23, 2012

The explosion in Big Data proves that most organizations have the monitoring part down. The challenge is what to do with all the data, once collected. How can you correlate and analyze Big Data, and make some sense out of it? This is the key to the future of APM ...

August 22, 2012

The results of the APMdigest Big Data survey are in – revealing significant increases in the growth of IT environments, volume and diversity of performance metrics, and data monitoring frequency. The survey also shows "APM-generated Big Data" as a specific use case of the broader Big Data problem, typically requiring analysis and correlation of real-time data for operational impact ...

August 20, 2012

Ask any IT or business manager what type of information would make their lives easier and they'll usually say benchmark data which allows them to compare their performance to their peers ...

August 09, 2012

Four of today's hottest technologies represent the most powerful drivers for the evolution of Application Management software that we've seen in the last decade: Cloud, Integration, Mobile, and Big Data. Each of these topics is changing the game in terms of application delivery, and generating significant performance and availability risks along the way ...

July 18, 2012

Oracle announced the results of its report, From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges, which surveyed 333 C-level executives from US and Canadian enterprises spanning 11 industries to determine the pain points they face regarding managing the deluge of data coming into their organizations and how well they are using that information to drive profit and growth.

July 03, 2012

Last Fall, I wrote two blogs on BSM Analytics: What Are They? And Why Should You Care? This Summer I’m taking that idea several giant steps forward and developing what at EMA we call a “Radar” – our equivalent I suppose to a “Magic Quadrant” – to look at advanced performance analytics in context with vendor designs, deployment successes and use-case related strengths and weaknesses ...

June 27, 2012

Jonah Kowall, Research Director in Gartner's IT Operations Research group, discusses additional new requirements for the Magic Quadrant, as well as the challenges of APM ...

June 14, 2012

Much has been said about both the challenges and opportunities of Big Data. As in most things, it is really nothing new. The idea of an overwhelming amount of data and no way to make rapid sense of it has been around since the early days of IT ...

May 02, 2012

2012 will undoubtedly see big data remain high on the agenda of big businesses. Organizations believe that with the skyrocketing data volumes, big data holds the key to getting ahead of the competition, and most importantly could help to improve the experience of the life-blood of their organization, their customers ...

April 30, 2012

Netuitive announced details about its upcoming major release, Netuitive 6.0, which features the industry’s first open API to a predictive analytics platform.

April 18, 2012

In a large data center, an application performance management (APM) solution can generate thousands of metric data points per second. This data avalanche will contain the health information about the IT environment and the challenge is to manage the sheer scale of this data ...

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