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November 2013: MeasureIT
About This Issue
Issue 13.9, November 2013
by Steve Guendert, Joint Editor
Joint editors, Stephen Guendert, PhD and Bill Jouris
We are pleased to present you with our ninth issue of 2013. Due to the annual international Conference held in San Diego earlier this month, this issue is slightly smaller than normal, but still has several great articles, timely advice, and reports from CMG events around the world.
This is my last issue of MeasureIT as Director of Publications and Joint Editor of MeasureIT. I have greatly enjoyed working with all of our wonderful MeasureIT staff volunteers, as well as our authors over the past two years. I will continue as the Editor of the CMG Journal.
1 Peter HJ van Eijk, PhD Transaction Structures: the part is not the whole
Article 9 of the Performance Engineering cookbook series. A lot of performance engineering is about numbers. Though we have not discussed monitoring techniques and reporting styles, we have covered the basics of the numbers that matter. The question is: to whom do they matter? In this note we will highlight the various audiences that have a stake in the systems under consideration and their very differing needs. We will look at this by moving up timescales. It is important to tailor and minimize the information that is presented to a specific stakeholder. This speeds up their actions, and avoids ‘data deluge’ and ‘analysis paralysis’.
2 Stephen Balzac Following Prince Charming
When you follow a real leader, the entire company benefits. When you follow Prince Charming, only one person lives happily ever after. What steps do you have in place to make sure you have the real leaders in your company?
3 Scott Chapman WILTM: IBM DB2 Analytics Accelerator
Another great ‘What I Learned this Month’ article from Scott. The IDAA is a hardware appliance (based on the Netezza technology that IBM acquired in 2010) that is managed and exploited by DB2 on z/OS to greatly accelerate certain queries. This month Scott shares his experiences with a new implementation of the IDAA at AEP.
4 Tom Kelman Events, notices for national/international chapters
Tom provides his usual useful summary of upcoming regional and international events.