Quantiva Inc. is polishing its transaction analysis system in an effort to attract OEMs, but users will be the beneficiaries of such advances as improved performance views and analytics.
The Princeton, N.J., Web application performance management provider is releasing QAS (Quantiva Analysis System) 2.0. Designed as a subscription service, QAS tells Web operators when and why transaction performance dips.
"From a collections standpoint, we are Keynote [Systems Inc.] on steroids. They are failing to address the intelligence to turn that data into information and address problems immediately," said Al Fink, CEO and president of Quantiva. "QAS automates detection and diagnosis of problems related to Web application deployment."
QAS automatically models normal traffic behavior and can identify and locate problems. Collectors that test Web applications by injecting synthetic transactions are stationed on each side of the country. They gather performance data and automatically determine what is normal, officials said. That obviates the need for network operators to manually set thresholds.
In QAS 2.0, Quantiva adds a new progressive analytics capability that gives users the option of receiving alerts at multiple stages of detection, diagnosis and resolution.
"If there was any weakness before, it was [because] it would take some time before it would send out the alert. With progressive analysis, it lets you send up an alert earlier," said user Walt Meffert, chief technology officer at Register.com Inc., in New York.
Quantiva also enhanced its reflectors, which provide a view of the performance a customer is seeing on the other side of a firewall, to automate provisioning of test transactions. QAS 2.0 is available now. The subscription-based service starts at $1,500 per month for five transactions.