BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Pros and Cons

BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Pros

Appperf677
Application Performance Mnagement Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Workload characterization is super important because it lets us figure things out. Many people know, for example, that with Microsoft Word, Word.exe is the executable. Everybody knows their executable, but they don't always know what it does. It also launches other things. This tool has the ability and insight to track those things, and to know: "Oh, you wanted this executable, but this one started this, so you must want this, too." And it tells you what it had to add, what it was using or was spawning.
We ingest a ton of business data. We are an insurance company and we have business data, like how many quotes are done an hour, and how many policies are sold per hour. The correlation engine in the new TrueSight Capacity Optimization components are wonderful. We can do correlation analysis over months of data, and then we run models to tell our business: 'If you do 1,000 more quotes an hour, we're going to have to upgrade, and we're going to need this much more hardware.'
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reviewer790764
Staff CTO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The most interesting feature is certainly the simulation of the load using different servers or different KPI parameters of the business.
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BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Cons

Appperf677
Application Performance Mnagement Specialist at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Some of the data management is painful. Some of the new features haven't been implemented in quite the way I would like to get to levels of detail. For example, Visualizer parser doesn't take everything it should out of the Visualizer files. We've had to put in a work-around, but the work-around is not as accurate as what's in the file.
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reviewer790764
Staff CTO at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
The memory management of Java application servers should be implemented to be able to size GC and footprint.
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