The cover from our first issue -- January 2003!

The cover from our first issue — January 2003!

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MeasureIT Issue 15.1

Joint editors, Bill Jouris and Richard Gimarc


About This Issue

Author by Bill Jouris, Joint Editor


We are pleased to present you with this month’s issue of MeasureIT. This issue is packed with great articles, timely advice, and reports from CMG events around the world.

We would love to hear from you; feel free to send your thoughts/comments/questions and concerns to either Richard or me. You can send your thoughts to me at or to Of course, there is always the formal route via e-mail to We read and respond to all comments.


1 Leonid Grinshpan

Conceptual Models of Enterprise Applications as Instruments of Performance Analysis
Dr. Grinshpan looks at enterprise applications conceptual models that expose performance related cause-effect relationships distilled of innumerable application particulars concealing the roots of performance issues.


2 Jayant R. Haritsa and Anshuman Dutt

Plan Bouquets: A Fragrant Approach to Robust Query Processing
In this keynote presentation from CMG India’s conference, the authors present a new conceptual approach to the old problem of performance guarantees for declarative query processing for databases.


3 HuyAnh Ngo and Kaleb Walton

Underutilization Epidemic Caused by Distributed Systems – Be the Cure!
Here are some ideas about how you can improve the utilization of your database clusters, and save space (and money).


4 Adam Grummitt

CMG India 2014
Adam gives us an overview of CMG India’s first conference.


5 Denise Kalm

Get on the Fast Track to CMG Paper Acceptance
Got an idea for a paper for CMG 2015, but less idea about how to put it together? Denise gives you a look at the mentoring assistance available to you.


6 CMG – Nashville
Henry Steinhauer is looking to start up a CMG region in the Nashville, TN area. If you live or work there, and are interested in knowing what is going on, here is how to find out.


7 About the Authors
A brief overview of who the folks are who wrote these articles.


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