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Don’t Like Throttling?

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You don’t have a choice – the underlying system (The JVM here will do it for you). I still recall the summer of 2013 when I was running a project and it was 1 URL in my whole of application that brought the servers down. The problem was simple – a bot decided to index our site at a very high rate ...

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Examples of caching backfiring on performance

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In 2015 it should not surprise anyone that caching frequently used data is likely to improve the performance of the application. Caching certain data structures locally inside the JVM instead of requesting them via remote calls from external storage is a widely used technique. Introducing such caches to your applications is likely to improve the application’s performance both in regards ...

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Application Performance Management solutions for the modern software-defined businesses

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In our previous article, we discussed the basics of Application Performance Management (APM) and how it can be used to lift you monitoring infrastructure to the next level. Organizations of all sizes have struggled to deploy monitoring and analytics solutions that can keep up with the rapid pace of change and fundamental architectural shifts in their application stack. On top ...

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Level up your Monitoring with Application Performance Management

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Getting started with APM Application Performance Management, or APM, is the monitoring and management of the availability and performance of software applications. Different people can interpret this definition differently so this article attempts to qualify what APM is, what it includes, and why it is important to your business. If you are going to take control of the performance of ...

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Top 5 Java Performance Metrics to Capture in Enterprise Applications

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Interested to see how you can capture these Java Performance Metrics with AppDynamics? Start a FREE trial now! The last couple articles presented an introduction to Application Performance Management (APM) and identified the challenges in effectively implementing an APM strategy. This article builds on these topics by reviewing five of the top performance metrics to capture to assess the health ...

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Five easy steps to improve your database performance

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January 30, 2015: Based on reader feedback, section 4 “Do you have enough database connections?” has been revised. Database access is a core feature of most applications. Based on our experience, it seems that for at least 80% of all applications we see, simple database performance tuning can speed up applications significantly. Fortunately, there isn’t a lot of rocket science ...

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How to detect and diagnose slow code in production

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One of the more difficult tasks that a developer faces is finding and diagnosing slow running code in production. Firstly how do you monitor your production code without slowing it down? Certainly you can’t run production code through a profiler.  Even if you have a mechanism for timing your code, how then do you diagnose the issue? This is especially ...

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