Quality attributes of enterprise software applications such as performance, availability, and reliability have a significant impact on business critical metrics of enterprises such as revenue and total cost of ownership. Application Performance Management (APM) processes and tools are often facilitated and integrated into the application lifecycle to monitor performance-relevant metrics of the enterprise applications (e.g., response time, throughput, or resource utilization). APM is a necessity to detect and solve performance problems early.
More than 60 participants from roughly 20 different organizations attended this year’s Symposium on Software Performance (SOSP 2014), which took place from November 26 to 28, 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. SOSP aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in all facets of software performance, ranging from modeling and prediction to monitoring and runtime management. The symposium is organized by the three research groups Descartes, Kieker, and Palladio, who use this symposium also as a joint developer and community meeting.
As a follow-up event of our successful meetings in 2012 and 2013, we will organize the 2014 Symposium on Software Performance in Stuttgart, Germany on November 26-28. It will be a joint meeting of the Descartes, Kieker, and Palladio communities.
In addition to invited talks from practitioners and researchers, we welcome contributions from academic, scientific, or industrial contexts in the field of software performance, including but not limited to approaches employing Descartes, Kieker, and/or Palladio.
Our new quickstart guides for Kieker demonstrate how to easily monitor and analyze Java applications with Kieker. Our first guide introduces Kieker from the command-line. The second guide demonstrates Kieker with Eclipse. Note, that the guides are written for the upcoming Kieker 1.9 release as well as for our current nightly builds.
Out of the 20 posters that were presented during the poster/demo session on Tuesday at the ICPE 2014 in Dublin, ours has been elected as the best poster. The election was conducted during the poster session by the attendees of the presentations by putting stickers on posters that were counted afterwards.
At the 5th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2014), we gave a 2-hour tutorial. The slides and instructions for the interactive parts, are publicly available:
- Slides: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/23928/ (including handout version)
- Instructions for interactive parts: http://trac.kieker-monitoring.net/wiki/tutorials/201403icpe/