SOURCE: Tidal Software

November 14, 2006 14:25 ET

Tidal Delivers Best-of-Breed Performance Management for SOA on BEA WebLogic® Platform

Tidal Intersperse 6.0 Taps JRockit Mission Control for the Most In-depth Monitoring Available for Production Environments

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 14, 2006 -- Tidal Software, a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software, today announced its Tidal™ Intersperse™ 6.0 solution now embeds JRockit Mission Control diagnostic toolset to connect to BEA JRockit®, delivering an advanced, very low overhead solution for detailed monitoring of SOA applications. JRockit Mission Control can provide deep JVM performance profiling such as fine grain memory utilization, visibility into hotspots, and memory leak detection at a lower overhead than any other performance monitoring technology available in the market today. Intersperse helps provide advanced performance management for SOA applications through its standards based, non-invasive approach for application discovery, cross-tier end-to-end application monitoring, and composite SLC management and control. The combined solution delivers the most comprehensive set of capabilities available today for low-overhead, production-ready monitoring and management of SOA applications.

"By leveraging JRockit Mission Control, Tidal Software provides a new dimension in SOA monitoring and management for WebLogic users," said Guy Churchward, vice president and group manager of the Java Runtime Products Group at BEA Systems. "Providing relevant information and detail on how a Java application is performing in context of the broader distributed SOA environment can help our joint customers more effectively and efficiently manage and monitor their evolving solutions."

Intersperse provides a low overhead solution to tracing transactions through the end-to-end SOA application, putting detailed monitoring information into context in the business process. The integration with JRockit Mission Control brings additional detailed information into Intersperse which puts the information in context with the business process, across all the components and logic in an application. Slow memory leaks, performance 'hot spots', and other intermittent performance problems can prove both vexing and business impacting for SOA applications. Traditional Java monitoring tools often prove too heavy weight to identify the problems in production; reproducing the problem in test or dev environments is often not an option or cannot reproduce the root cause. Because both the Intersperse and JRockit Mission Control functionality are available on demand, with small performance overhead, the combined solution is uniquely positioned to be used on production systems 100% of the time.

Slow memory leaks, unexpected performance 'hot spots', and other intermittent performance problems can prove both vexing and business impacting for SOA applications. Traditional Java monitoring tools often prove too heavy weight to identify the problems in production; reproducing the problem in test or dev environments is often not an option or cannot reproduce the root cause. Intersperse is unique in providing a low overhead solution to tracing transactions through the end-to-end SOA application. Through this integration, Intersperse brings the detailed information from JRockit Mission Control into context of the business process, across all the components and logic in an application. Because both the Intersperse and JRockit Mission Control functionality are available on demand, with small performance overhead, the combined solution is uniquely positioned to be used on production systems 100% of the time. The result is detailed performance information in context, meaning clear and quick understanding on business impacting problems.

"Increasingly the goal of IT is to detect problems and resolve performance issues before they impact business operations," said Martin Milani, CTO of SOA Products at Tidal Software. "By utilizing advanced SLC management and control with on-demand detailed monitoring, SOA teams can build the foundation to quickly identify, diagnose, and correct production problems before end users, or even end user response tools, report a problem. This is a critical step towards autonomic computing and a crucial step to the success of SOA deployments."

Tidal Intersperse 6.0 is released in general availability.

About Tidal Software

Tidal Software is a leading provider of advanced application scheduling and performance management software that radically simplify IT operations by automating performance and process management. Tidal provides a unique comprehensive management solution that enables IT organizations to maximize the automation, visibility, and control they have in the operation of their systems, ultimately making applications such as SAP®, PeopleSoft®, and Oracle E-business Suite™, as well as composite solutions consisting of packaged applications and custom SOA-based components more efficient, productive, reliable, and secure, enabling them to return greater business value. Tidal has increased the efficiency of advanced datacenters for global enterprises such as General Mills, HP, ING, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Warner Brothers. The privately held company is venture-funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Novus Ventures, Panorama Capital, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, contact Tidal Software at (650) 475-4600 or visit the company's web site at www.tidalsoftware.com.

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