New EMA Radar Report™ Examines Advanced Performance Analytics (APA) Solutions from the End-User Perspective

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Latest Radar Report provides in-depth insights into 22 APA vendor solutions and 41 deployments

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest Radar Report titled, EMA Use Cases for Advanced Performance Analytics: Big Data gets a new Face.

Advanced Performance Analytics, as EMA defines it, brings real-time or near real-time “big data” to IT operations, architects, service managers and even applications development, as well as IT executives and non-IT business stakeholders. APA has evolved out of classic service performance management, but with a twist – rather than siloed approaches to monitoring and analysis, APA demands more eclectic data collection, huge levels of analytical scalability and strong insights into cross-domain and/or business outcomes.

APA analytics are optimized for true real-time and often predictive requirements in managing and optimizing the performance and outcomes of IT business services, including application services, VoIP or rich media, as well as other services. It differs from classic warehousing in that discovery, modeling, techniques for data collection and prioritization, and the use of “trusted sources” for relevant KPIs provide a level of efficiency for IT service management that most classic Big Data approaches cannot.

This Radar also focuses on application transactions, or other IT business service interactions, for many of the vendors included in this report to provide added context for understanding business outcomes.

Additionally, this Radar targets three distinct use cases. These are:

-Technical Performance Analytics – focused on optimizing the resiliency of critical application and business services.
-Business Impact – including user experience, customer experience, business process impacts, business activity management.
-Change Impact and Capacity Optimization/Planning – which share requirements in terms of understanding interdependencies across the application/service infrastructure.

A detailed, comparative study of products from the following 22 vendors based on the aforementioned criteria is included: AccelOps, AppFirst, Appnomic Systems, BMC Software, Compuware, eG Innovations, eMite, FireScope, Fluke Networks, HP, IBM, Interlink Software, ManageEngine, Neebula, Netuitive, OPNET, OpTier, Prelert, Quest Software, SevOne, Splunk, and Zyrion.

“APA holds the potential not only to reshape conventional service management boundaries but also help to pave the way for changes in how IT works, including IT processes, governance, and IT-to-business alignment” said Dennis Drogseth, EMA Vice President. “As it matures APA may indeed help to reshape the role of IT towards a more value-driven versus cost-driven organization, and may actually help businesses themselves redefine how to function and optimize in a world in which business services and IT services are increasingly one and the same.”

The complete “Use Cases for Advanced Performance Analytics: Big Data gets a new Face" is available online at

The free 30-page Radar summary is available online at

A free on-demand Webinar providing highlights of this Radar is available online at:

About the EMA Radar Report
The EMA Radar Report delivers an in-depth analysis of industry-leading vendors and vendor products, including their overall market position in comparison with other vendors. This information is laid out in an easy-to-decipher, detailed Radar Chart, making it simple to see how vendors measure up in the market, as well as against other vendors. The EMA Radar report also provides a detailed discussion of methodology and criteria, a high-level market segment overview, and a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor.

About Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading industry analyst firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help its clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals and IT vendors at or

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