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Application Performance Measurement Metrics, Technology and Tools

Published: 18 October 2012

ID: G00237754

Analyst(s): Eric Siegel

Summary

This assessment discusses measurement architecture, technology and tools for measurement of application performance as seen at a client interface, including Web and client/server on mobile and virtual desktop clients. It covers metrics for performance reporting and comparisons, for application tuning, and for incident and problem solving.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Analysis

  • Summary of Application Architectures
  • Performance Metrics
    • Internet Metrics
    • Web Metrics
    • User Metrics
  • Measurement Technologies
    • Active vs. Passive Measurement
    • Pixel and Device Interaction and Monitoring
    • Protocol Interaction and Monitoring
  • Measurement Locations
  • Linkage to Server System Transaction Profiling
  • Monitoring as a Service
  • Measurement Requirements and Architectures
    • Marketing Requirements and Architectures
    • Operations Requirements and Architectures
    • Development Requirements and Architectures
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

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