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What is Real User Monitoring (RUM)? Detailed Guide with Use Cases and Benefits
Real user monitoring is a mission-critical tool that can help you detect web application failures and bottlenecks before customers notice them. This detailed guide with checklists and use cases will help you with a solid grounding on the why, what, and how of RUM.
Threads in Java
What is a Java Thread and Why is It Used? A thread, in the context of Java, is the path followed when executing a program. All Java programs have at least one thread, known as the main thread, which is created by the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) at the program’s start, when the main() method is invoked with the main thread. In Java, creating a thread is accomplished by...
What is Garbage Collection in Java?
Why is Java Garbage Collection so Important? For many, the world of Java is shrouded in mystery and endeavor. One such endeavor is garbage collection in Java. There are many viewpoints on garbage collection – whether it is good or bad, when is it needed, how often should it run, how to tune the garbage collection operation, how to know when it is not operating...
End-to-End Application Monitoring Helps Troubleshoot Application Slowness
A real-world example of application performance troubleshooting a Java web app, hosted on JBoss Wildfly using Microsoft SQL as the backend database; including details of the analysis and diagnosis performed to identify the root-cause of the performance issue.
AWS Cloud Monitoring: What It Is and Why It’s Important
What is AWS Monitoring? A recent eG Innovations & DevOps Institute APM survey of more than 900 IT professionals indicated that AWS is the dominant cloud service provider. Organizations are deploying a wide variety of workloads on AWS cloud environments to ensure agility, scalability, and high availability of their application...
6 Tips to Enhance Java Application Performance by Tuning Java Database Accesses
While tuning the performance of your application at the code level is important for enhancing performance, it is equally important to look at how to tune accesses to the backend database. Learn 6 tips that Java developers can use to enhance JDBC performance.
The Central Role of Application Performance Monitoring in Enterprise IT
Every time there is an outage, questions are asked about an organization’s monitoring strategy: Were the right tools in place? Were there early warning indicators? How much time did the IT Operations team need to identify the cause of the problem and fix it? Did the tools in use alert the IT Operations team to an incident...
The Multi-faceted Use Cases and Benefits
of Application Performance Monitoring Tools in Enterprise IT
About Application Performance Monitoring Tools Application performance monitoring APM tools are among the most essential solutions for IT today. As organizations undertake transformational initiatives such as cloud migration, container orchestration and microservices, they need to be able to...
Configuration Monitoring Tools Can Help with Root Cause DiagnosisW
What is Configuration Monitoring? Historically, configuration monitoring has been looked at primarily for compliance – to see what software and hardware is in which servers and which locations and to make sure that standard procedures are being followed for software deployment (e.g., is antivirus software installed and...