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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Behavior Learning Engine

I strongly believe that my SEDS or SETDS (Statistical Exception and Trend Detection System) could be treated as BLE – Behavior Learning Engine. SEDS or SETDS (new name I use now) is not recognized by the following Gartner’s research, but BLE is. 

Gartner 2011 research (G00215740) called “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring” ( can be downloaded here) admitted that one of the important functionality dimensions of APM is “Applications Performance Analytics” which descried in the research and can be seen in below quotes:
That includes BLE which is indeed the essential component of Application Performance Analytics. The research includes the several Vendors/tools analyses that showed in the Quadrant picture below:


But only the following vendors were indicated in the research as having tools with strong behavior learning features: 

BMC software

CA Technologies

I hope the SETDS implementation offering withing the IBM consulting service (which I currently do) could shift the company in that Magic Quadrant to the right...

1 comment:

  1. There was interesting discussion around this topic in the LinkedIn Capacity & Performance Specialist forum:

    "In his new blog Ted Weisman writes "For a long time, we've known that the Gartner Magic Quadrant was on the short list of technology decision making factors. This has been slowly changing, as we've seen data from the likes of Forrester that reveal that more IT decision making is based on feedback and influence from peers via social networks..." Do you agree? Is social networking replacing the Gartner Magic Quadrant?"


    My part there was the following comment: Yes, I believe that is a way to go. I look at some of the "online discussion groups" and particular "IT Toolbox" to be sure that my knowledge of tool sets for my specialty is up-to-date. Plus I run my own blog (http://itrubin.blogspot.com/ - SYSTEM MANAGEMENT BY EXCEPTION) and provide my feedback about tools I use or let my guest posters to do so. Here is the example: http://itrubin.blogspot.com/2009/02/realtime-statistical-exception.html