Research Triangle Park, NC – October 23, 2012 – BlueStripe Software today announced the availability of FactFinder v7, the first transaction performance and availability monitoring solution to trace individual transactions end-to-end across enterprise application systems without the need to add or write any new application code. The latest version of BlueStripe’s award-winning application and transaction monitoring product includes TransactionLink™ technology, which automatically follows every transaction wherever it goes across the infrastructure.
FactFinder tracks transactions across web tiers, application servers, middleware, databases, mainframes, Private and Hybrid Cloud. The transaction monitoring tool follows slow transactions right to the problem component, then drills down the server stack to find the true root cause of any performance or availability problem. Common problems include resource depletion by other applications, storage bottlenecks, server configuration errors, and even problems caused by other management tools.
“BlueStripe’s transaction monitoring solution delivers significant value across the application life cycle from performance testing to live monitoring,” said Lars-Stefan Holmsberg, global test manager at Husqvarna Group. “FactFinder v7 allows us to drill down from application level information into specific user transactions to solve any problem quickly.”
A key component of FactFinder v7 is the breakthrough TransactionLink tracking technology, which can support millions of complex transaction requests per day. With TransactionLink, IT Operation teams can understand the true transaction path for any individual transaction without the burden of intrusive tags, code changes or network devices. TransactionLink intelligently reads the unique characteristics of each transaction – similar to reading the transaction’s genetic code – and uses this to automatically identify and follow each individual transaction across tiers and into the server stacks to solve problems faster.
“IT support teams use a variety of component-specific tools for performance analysis, such as database or application tools, which leave them blind to the transactions traversing today’s overwhelmingly complex enterprise application systems,“ said Chris Neal, chief executive officer of BlueStripe. “With FactFinder v7, IT Operations can follow any specific transaction across every technology tier. FactFinder’s automatic transaction tracking adapts to dynamic application changes in real-time meaning that it’s always reliable and accurate.”
In addition to TransactionLink, FactFinder v7 delivers automatic identification of bottlenecks, visibility into complex middleware to measure true round-trip response times, and business payload tracking to capture important details within a transaction request. Specific capabilities include:
“IT organizations must understand the risks associated with their mission critical applications, from knowing the systems that production applications depend on to seeing the performance of new applications as they roll out,” said Donna Scott, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst. “Real-time transaction visibility is a great way for IT Operations teams to avoid availability surprises by knowing what these dependencies are and, when the inevitable occurs, finding and fixing problems quickly.”
BlueStripe Software is a leading provider of Transaction, Application, and Server Monitoring Solutions for IT Operations and Support teams. BlueStripe’s flagship Application Monitoring software, called FactFinder, delivers Transaction Monitoring, Application Management, and Infrastructure Monitoring in a single tool, tracking transactions end-to-end across the data center and through the cloud. This transaction-centric approach allows IT Operations teams to know where Transactions go, where they get stuck, and why. For additional information, please visit http://bluestripe.com.