I cover the APM market for I&O professionals, and it seems that every week I am briefed by yet another vendor entering the APM market. I wonder “What’s the attraction? Why is APM so hot?” Maybe it’s the mess.
I’m weird. I like cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner. Why? Because it’s a huge mess. A little effort produces the dramatic result of a clean kitchen, ready for the next attack: leftovers.
In September Forrester published The Forrester Wave™: Application Performance Management, Q3 2016. For vendors entering the APM market, it’s your guide to be a contender. For clients seeking an APM solution, it’s your guide to what’s available.
The Wave evaluates fourteen vendors on twenty-eight criteria. We selected these fourteen as key players based on their functionality, market presence and the fact that they are most frequently mentioned in our conversations with clients. Of course there are more than fourteen APM vendors in the market.
For a bigger list of vendors, see the Forrester report Vendor Landscape: Application Performance Management, Including Mobile APM, Q2 2016.It includes twenty-six vendors, and even that isn’t all of them -- more vendors enter the APM market every week.
The “mess” that attracts vendors to this market is that I&O teams face an eternal battle to deliver…
· faster service
· to more usersRead more