Performance Problem Diagnosis and Root Cause Analysis

Speed root cause and change impact analysis

High-transaction, business-critical applications strain the performance of even the best designed databases. In this workload regime, preservation of application availability is driven by the speed with which performance problems can be analyzed and resolved. UpBeat puts details on changed SQL or changed SQL plans, system statistics, wait events, latches – anything that could negatively impact database availability or performance – in the hands of operations staff at the moment they need them, reducing many analysis tasks from hours to seconds.

Analyze performance of complex enterprise databases

UpBeat is designed to operate efficiently and safely over a wide range of database configurations,  time frames, and environments. It supports analysis across multiple databases, multiple time windows and – in the case of change impact analysis – multiple database versions from the same vendor. It can efficiently process very large amounts of performance-related data with no noticeable impact on the performance of the target databases or the servers on which they run.

Diagnose hard-to-capture performance spikes

Short-duration performance spikes are notoriously difficult to analyze successfully. The very short cycle time makes them effectively invisible to most performance analysis tools. Unlike other tools, UpBeat computes performance metrics with sub-second precision, illuminating system behavior within the time interval needed to determine root cause.

Correlate performance issues across multiple application tiers

Although multi-tier applications are common, robust support for  their analysis lags behind. UpBeat removes this lag with fast, scalable correlation of performance metrics from any number of servers or back-end application tiers. UpBeat enables operations staff to understand performance problems whose root cause contains distributed factors, especially "perfect storm" problems that can only be solved by correlation of application events at the system level.

Install and apply safely, effectively and securely in business-critical production environments

Enteros and eBay co-developed UpBeat to be applied safely and effectively to live business-critical applications, especially during periods of high load, the operating regime most likely to trigger performance degradation. UpBeat employs a secure communication protocol for control and management of its collection agents to uphold the security of sensitive production environments.


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