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Application performance management (APM) is a practice within systems management that targets managing and tracking the availability and efficiency of software applications. APM involves translating IT metrics into business meaning. It examines the workflow and the associated IT tools that are deployed to analyze, identify and report application performance concerns to make sure the expectations of businesses and end-users are met.
Application performance signifies how quickly transactions are accomplished or details are sent to end-users using a particular application. Application performance management is commonly used for Web applications built on Microsoft .NET and JEE platforms.
APM monitors performance in two steps:
These methods will eventually help to create a performance baseline consisting of three high-level categories:
Application performance management is associated with real-user management and end-user experience management. Among these, assessing the experiences of real users while using an application in production is regarded as the most genuine method. Optimum productivity can be accomplished more effectively by means of event correlation, predictive analysis and system automation.
According to research conducted by Gartner, APM consists of five unique functional dimensions: