AltaWorks Pins Down J2EE App Problems
Panorama 2.5 allows QA testers to learn about key performance indicators before the application goes into production.AltaWorks Corp. later this month will take the wraps off the latest release of its Panorama application performance management software. The Nashua, N.H., vendor is one of a handful of J2EE (Java 2 Enterprise Edition) application management tools providers that provide a deep dive into the production workings of the complex applications to help pinpoint problems that arise in the interaction of different components of multitiered Web applications. Others include Wily Technology and Dirig Software. Panorama 2.5, due in mid-June, focuses on easing production application performance pain by working earlier in the application development cycle with quality assurance and systems testers to find problems that crop up in the "logical plumbing" of J2EE Web applications, according to CEO Dave Danielson.
"Theres a very painful range of problems with J2EE applications that are hard to pin down that are distributed and inter-related. And there is a group of interdependencies that only happen in production," said Danielson. Examples of components in the logical plumbing include ODBC connection pools, Java Virtual Machines, Web page hits, and processor high or low consumption.