EMA Builds on Success of 2010 Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) Radar Report with New Edition

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Latest EMA Radar Report™ Examines Ten Industry-Leading ADDM Products for End Users

I believe that ADDM will evolve to become a transcendent capability that holds the potential to redefine the service management market over the course of the next five years.

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA), a leading IT and data management research and consulting firm, today announced the release of its newest EMA Radar Report titled, “EMA Radar for Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM): Q4 2013.” Created to assist IT professionals in selecting the right ADDM products, EMA has identified the leading vendors in this space. Selections were based on key criteria defined by EMA VP of Research - IT Megatrends, Analytics and CMDB Systems - Dennis Drogseth.

The ADDM market is evolving rapidly, and in multiple directions at once. In response, vendors delivering ADDM capabilities are seeking to be more responsive to a broader set of constituents, requirements, use cases and roles than ever before. This includes requirements emerging from internal and external (public) cloud, the extended enterprise across ecosystems, agile applications development and DevOps, and a dramatic upswing in currency, ease of deployment and modularity.

Since ADDM is fundamentally an enabler, it’s important to understand the leading values in terms of use cases that it can support. The three use cases represented in the EMA Radar are:

Change management and change impact optimization
Service impact and performance management
Service-aware asset management

The ten vendors featured in this EMA Radar - AppEnsure, ASG, BMC, HP, IBM, ManageEngine, Neebula, OpTier, Riverbed and ServiceNow - are collectively and individually reflective of the richness, diversity and innovation seen in the ADDM space. Given this, EMA has made its categories reflective of two interrelated by distinct groups. Foundational or multi-use case ADDM solutions are represented by offerings from ASG, BMC, HP, IBM, and ServiceNow. Performance-optimized ADDM solutions, some of which approach multi-use case in diversity of function, include AppEnsure, ManageEngine, Neebula, OpTier and Riverbed.

“ADDM is a dynamic system of relevance showing how and where application, infrastructure, assets and business values come together—how they are interdependent and where,” said Drogseth. “As such, I believe that ADDM will evolve to become a transcendent capability that holds the potential to redefine the service management market over the course of the next five years.”

The results of this cross-functional study identify key strengths and weaknesses and highlight the characteristics of each vendor’s solution. Results are summarized in a detailed market map and Radar Chart – which includes a composite score for each vendor – making it simple to see which key functionality each vendor supports and how they compare.

The complete EMA Radar for Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM): Q4 2013 is available online.

The summary of the EMA Radar for Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) is available online.

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 - which includes the composite score for each vendor – 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, a comprehensive analyst write-up on each vendor, as well as an evaluation of software products based on five key dimensions: Ease of Deployment and Administration, Cost Advantage, Architecture and Integration, Functionality, and Vendor Strength.

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 http://www.enterprisemanagement.com or blogs.enterprisemanagement.com.

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