Kieker Trace Diagnosis UI Release

An article by Nils Ehmke

While the Kieker Monitoring Framework is very suitable for collecting huge amount of monitoring data of your application, the question arises, how these monitoring logs can be analyzed. The tools shipped with Kieker (like the trace analysis tool) can help you only partially, because most of them build upon graph representations which tend to become huge, complex, and incomprehensible for larger applications.

To support the performance analysis of your application, we developed the Kieker Trace Diagnosis tool including a graphical user interface, which we want to introduce in this blog post.

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Kieker’s Development in Five Minutes – 1.10

Using the tool Gource, we created a nice visualization showing the development of Kieker in only five minutes until the release of 1.10. The video contains parts of our Git history and shows not only how the project has grown since 2008, but also how many different developers already contributed to the project.

Thanks to Fenil Conic (@fenilconic) for the music (Hollywood Reality 3).

Monitoring of Remote Procedure Calls

In this blog post, the participants of the master’s project on “Distributed Monitoring”, which has been conducted at Kiel University in winter 2013/2014, report about their results:

Our task has been the development and implementation of concepts for monitoring remote procedure calls in distributed software systems, employing selected Java EE technologies. PubFlow, a distributed software system for scientific workflow automation, has served for the evaluation of the developed approach. We have used and extended a high-throughput tuned version of Kieker. ExplorViz has been used for live trace processing and visualization.

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Kieker’s Development in Five Minutes

Using the tool Gource (http://code.google.com/p/gource/), we created a nice visualization showing the development of Kieker in only five minutes. The video contains parts of our Git history and shows not only how the project has grown since 2008, but also how many different developers already contributed to the project.

Thanks to Fenil Conic (@fenilconic) for the music (Hollywood Reality 3).

NovaTec takes a look at Kieker

Stefan Siegl and Ivan Senic of NovaTec decided to take a close look at the Kieker Monitoring framework and published a short article on their findings:

Analysing Kieker with JBoss DVDStore sample application
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Together with my collegue Ivan Senic we thought we give it a try.
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We chose to use the DVD store sample application that ships with JBoss 5.1 to test Kieker.
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Conclusion
Kieker Monitoring is a monitoring framework that provides – out-of-the-box – offline analysis functionality for the application monitoring. We think that these features are especially useful for architecture and infrastructure detection.
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Head over to the NovaTec Blog for the full article.