Aternity app monitor now covers Web 2.0 apps

Aternity has updated its application monitoring software to better watch Outlook, Java and Web applications

Aternity has updated its application monitoring platform so that it can monitor Ajax-styled Web applications as well as 64-bit Java desktop applications, the company announced Tuesday.

Aternity's software monitors applications to see how responsive they are in day-to-day operations. The software aggregates performance data and offers summaries of how well applications are performing.

"This is software that sits on a desktop that monitors the activities of the application," said Trevor Matz, Aternity president and CEO. "It can monitor any application without any knowledge of that application. It uses a unique technology that can see the underlying events in the technology stack."

The newly released Aternity FPI (Frontline Performance Intelligence) Platform version 5 contains a number of new enhancements. Most notably, it is able to monitor performance of Ajax-styled Web applications, those that use JavaScript and the HTML (DOM) Document Object Model for rich interactivity. Previous versions focused on monitoring thick client applications.

"Rich Internet Applications are a new animal, because there is a lot of client-side processing," Matz said. While Ajax is currently supported, the company does not provide support yet for Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight-based Web applications, though support for these technologies may come in future editions of the product, he said.

The program can also, for the first time, monitor Java 64-bit desktop applications. Previous versions could only monitor 32-bit Java applications.

Matz said that many of the company's customers have moved to 64-bit Java applications. "The reason many large financial companies have moved to Windows 7 is that they want to have support on the desktop for extended memory addressing, and as a result, they are taking advantage of the new platform to port their applications to 64-bit Java," Matz said.

The software also provides a deeper glimpse into one of the most widely used enterprise applications, Microsoft Outlook. Previous versions of the software just monitored how swiftly the e-mail client ran. The new version monitors many of the attributes that can slow Outlook performance, such as local database size, e-mail size, number of e-mails in the inbox and plug-in performance.

"You can monitor not just the transactional performance of Outlook, but all the internal performance impacting components that influence transactional performance," Matz said.

Aternity FPI Platform version 5 will be available by the end of June. Typical enterprise installations will start at about US$100,000.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags softwaremaintenanceUtilitiesAternityTracking / antitracking

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Joab Jackson

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?