Latest BlueStripe Transaction Monitoring Product First to Track Individual Transactions Without Any Code Changes, APIs, or Network Appliances

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FactFinder v7 with New TransactionLink Technology Ties Together Transactions, Applications, and the Infrastructure Automatically

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FactFinder v7 allows us to drill down from application level information into specific user transactions to solve any problem quickly.

BlueStripe Software today announced the availability of FactFinder v7, the first transaction performance and availability monitoring solution to trace individual transactions end-to-end across enterprise application systems without the need to add or write any new application code. The latest version of BlueStripe’s award-winning application and transaction monitoring product includes TransactionLink™ technology, which automatically follows every transaction wherever it goes across the infrastructure.

FactFinder tracks transactions across web tiers, application servers, middleware, databases, mainframes, Private and Hybrid Cloud. The transaction monitoring tool follows slow transactions right to the problem component, then drills down the server stack to find the true root cause of any performance or availability problem. Common problems include resource depletion by other applications, storage bottlenecks, server configuration errors, and even problems caused by other management tools.

“BlueStripe’s transaction monitoring solution delivers significant value across the application life cycle from performance testing to live monitoring,” said Lars-Stefan Holmberg, global test manager at Husqvarna Group. “FactFinder v7 allows us to drill down from application level information into specific user transactions to solve any problem quickly.”

A key component of FactFinder v7 is the breakthrough TransactionLink tracking technology, which can support millions of complex transaction requests per day. With TransactionLink, IT Operation teams can understand the true transaction path for any individual transaction without the burden of intrusive tags, code changes or network devices. TransactionLink intelligently reads the unique characteristics of each transaction —similar to reading the transaction’s genetic code—and uses this to automatically identify and follow each individual transaction across tiers and into the server stacks to solve problems faster.

“IT support teams use a variety of component-specific tools for performance analysis, such as database or application tools, which leave them blind to the transactions traversing today’s overwhelmingly complex enterprise application systems,“ said Chris Neal, chief executive officer of BlueStripe. “With FactFinder v7, IT Operations can follow any specific transaction across every technology tier. FactFinder’s automatic transaction tracking adapts to dynamic application changes in real-time meaning that it’s always reliable and accurate.”

In addition to TransactionLink, FactFinder v7 delivers automatic identification of bottlenecks, visibility into complex middleware to measure true round-trip response times, and business payload tracking to capture important details within a transaction request. Specific capabilities include:

  • Transaction Explorer with Automatic Bottleneck Detection

Provides views into a specific individual transaction path and shows the exact components and systems it crossed. FactFinder automatically identifies the component or network connection where the most time was spent.

  • Support for Complex Messaging Middleware

Adaptable to any communications protocol, FactFinder traces entire transactions everywhere they go, even across message queuing systems like MQ Series and TIBCO Rendezvous, hybrid cloud environments, and enterprise architectures including SOA & Web Services. FactFinder measures and reports the true round-trip response time of these asynchronous requests.

  • Business Transaction Payload Tracking

Captures all information within a transaction request including business-relevant information like an IP address or user name, as well as diagnostically useful information such as which SQL statement was sent to a database and what the result code was.

“IT organizations must understand the risks associated with their mission critical applications, from knowing the systems that production applications depend on to seeing the performance of new applications as they roll out,” said Donna Scott, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst. “Real-time transaction visibility is a great way for IT Operations teams to avoid availability surprises by knowing what these dependencies are and, when the inevitable occurs, finding and fixing problems quickly.”

About BlueStripe Software

BlueStripe Software provides the next generation of transaction performance management solutions. BlueStripe’s flagship product, FactFinder, is the only solution with automated application management and transaction monitoring in a single product so that IT Operations & Support teams can monitor and manage complete application system and transaction performance, 24x7 - across any platform: physical, virtual, or cloud. Headquartered in North Carolina’s prestigious Research Triangle Park (RTP), BlueStripe was founded by successful IT Software startup veterans. For additional information, please visit

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