DETROIT — Compuware Corp. (Nasdaq: CPWR) said Friday it had published the second edition of its Gomez Application Performance Monitor, an ongoing series of reports that provide impartial data and trend information about the current state of Web, non-Web, streaming, mobile and cloud application performance.
The latest edition is focused on the use of third-party services by today’s Web businesses. Today’s Web sites and applications are increasingly composite, incorporating a variety of third-party features and rich internet application functionalities from beyond the firewall that can be executed remotely or locally. While these extensive functionalities can enable a richer online customer experience, they can also introduce performance risks, because any one component can cause a web application to slow down.
Key application performance data trends uncovered in this report include:
* Differences in the use of third-party domains across vertical industries;
* For select industries, the average mobile page uses fewer third-party services than the average Web page; and
* Forty-four percent of web transactions of the top 50 retailers have a dependency on Amazon EC2.
“This dependency on outside sources means that businesses need to evaluate, monitor and optimize every element between the data center and the end user,” said Steve Tack, CTO of Compuware’s application performance management business unit. “Problems can occur at any point along the application delivery chain that can cause slow or failed transactions, load times that vary widely across different geographies, or pages that don’t work or display properly — all of which can impact revenue.”
To download or subscribe to the report, go to http://ow.ly/6gIDb.
The Compuware Gomez platform, driven by end-user experience, provides a unified view across the entire application delivery chain, from a user’s browser or mobile device, across the Internet or a corporate WAN, in the cloud, to inside the data center, eliminating blind spots “from the First Mile to the Last Mile.”
Compuware is recognized as a leader in Gartner Inc.’s “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring” report.
More at http://www.compuware.com.