Gartner Research

Keep the Five Functional Dimensions of APM Distinct

Published: 16 September 2010

ID: G00206101

Analyst(s): Will Cappelli


Despite an increasing number of technology platform overlaps, the five dimensions defining application performance monitoring remain fundamentally different from one another. Failure to keep these distinctions in mind will lead to suboptimal technology choices and processes.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Porous Borders of the Five-Dimensional Model
  • Confusing End-User Experience Monitoring and User-Defined Transaction Profiling
  • Confusing User-Defined Transaction Profiling and Application Component Deep-Dive Monitoring
  • Blurring Is Not Better

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