|Transaction-Centric vs. Infrastructure Centric Application Performance Management|
|June 26, 2012|
TRAC's recent survey shows that when it comes to managing application performance, the approaches that organizations are taking vary significantly based on how the data is being collected, types of metrics captured and how these solutions are deployed and managed. The research also shows that the effectiveness of these approaches predominantly depends on types of application environments that are being managed. Figure 1 shows that the approach taken by the majority of organizations for application performance management (APM) is based on monitoring individual infrastructure elements. However, the research also shows that organizations who are managing emerging multi-tier applications are increasingly implementing an infrastructure-centric approach towards application performance management.
This report from TRAC Research examines the major differences between transaction-centric and infrastructure-centric approaches for APM and analyzes the pros and cons of these technologies in different use cases.