“Before, we needed five people working for one week to optimize one program. Using [Precise] software, it now only takes two people one day.” — Alvaro Guerra - SAP Basis Manager, gedas Mexico
Microsoft .NET is the platform of choice for many critical enterprise applications. .NET typically handles the front end user interface and business logic of an application, coordinating activities among web, database, and legacy systems. .NET-based applications are often sensitive to programming constructs, which leads to performance degradations. The .NET applications support group is responsible for triaging performance incidents visible on the .NET tier and bringing them to quick resolution.
A typical .NET application contains hundreds of thousands of namespaces, classes, and methods, all working in concert to serve individual business transactions. Tracking down the single method that is responsible for an application slowdown requires visibility into actual transaction paths and .NET methods execution. The tools used for tuning applications in development are not suitable for use in production due to the overhead they require. Monitoring every single method would result in unacceptable overhead as well. The Precise for .NET solution continually monitors .NET applications in order to:
Precise helps .NET support teams determine whether performance problems are related to the .NET tier, prevent most of these problems before they impact the business, and resolve the rest in a timely manner.
Precise helps .NET support teams resolve performance incidents in the fastest manner possible. Precise for .NET monitors critical components such as ASP.NET, .NET Remoting, ADO.NET and third party code, while striking the balance between visibility and overhead. It also identifies the top contributors to total application response time. Its correlation technology helps automatically track down transaction execution paths across every tier. Its automated performance problem analysis, built on over 20 years of hands-on experience, provides a summary of all problems detected by order of importance. Precise helps users with different levels of expertise rapidly resolve performance losses by providing actionable recommendations for every reported problem, including excerpts from and pointers to best practices guides for tuning .NET applications.
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