Why Averages Suck and Percentiles are Great: Anyone that ever monitored or analyzed an application uses or has used averages. They are simple to understand and calculate. We tend to ignore just how wrong the picture is that averages paint of the world. Percentiles on the other hand are a great way to gauge the real performance of an application. I will show this based on real world examples outside of the IT space all together and also based on everyday monitoring and performance optimization exercises.

Read the full blog by Michael Kopp: Why Averages Suck and Percentiles are Great

It Takes More than a Tool! Swarovski’s 10 Requirements for Creating an APM Culture: Swarovski transformed its approach to Application Performance Management (APM) from reactive firefighting to proactive prevention. It was a necessary transformation that wasn’t just adding a bunch of tools into the mix but building a Performance Center of Excellence. Learn about their new generation requirement for APM why they say that “APM is not just about software. APM is a culture, a mindset and a set of business processes. APM software supports that.”

Read the full blog by Andreas Grabner: It Takes More than a Tool! Swarovski’s 10 Requirements for Creating an APM Culture


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