Gauging Web App Performance Gets Easier
ProactiveNet extends its Web applications performance management software.ProactiveNet Inc. next week will continue its movement up the food chain of management software with a new release of its ProactiveNet Web applications performance management software. The Santa Clara, Calif., company, with a new underlying architecture for its tool that emphasizes correlation and root cause analysis, is expanding the range of data sources that it can draw from in measuring and analyzing performance of both Web applications as well as client/server applications. The self-learning tool baselines the performance of all the attributes it learns about to determine what a normal operating environment is for each attribute. ProactiveNet 5.1 specifically adds a new adapter for Mercury Interatives Topaz that allows the tools correlation engine to draw on URL and transaction measurement data gathered by Topaz. Earlier this year ProactiveNet added adapters for BMC Software Inc.s Patrol and Computer Associates International Inc.s Unicenter TNG. ProativeNet also shortly will add adapters, dubbed Variable Attribute Monitors, for Tivoli and NetIQ tools, according to David Langlais, vice president of marketing in Santa Clara.
"This lets us bring in low-level datanot just events. We use the raw data to set intelligent thresholds," said Langlais.