What is Scalability in Cloud Computing

What is Scalability in Cloud Computing

Developers are faced with specific challenges to big data success, including poor performance, unpredictable runtimes, and bottlenecks. They need faster, more efficient applications to meet SLAs, but at times, they submit a query and have no insight into when it starts running — or whether it will finish successfully.

Developers look at different tools to try and understand what’s going on and why things are hung up, but even with all those tools, they don’t have an accurate picture. They have countless questions and have no way to get the answers, which we discussed in our webinar last week:

  • Why is my job running slow?
  • Is there something wrong with the platform?
  • How do I guarantee SLAs of my app?
  • How do I maintain my jobs over time?
  • How do I make my job go faster?
  • How can my job be more efficient?
  • Is my job even running?
  • Is my job bottlenecked?

To answer these questions, you need self-service access to actionable insights and recommendations. Furthermore, you need tailored alerts and recommendations based on job types, job performance over time, and cluster-wide utilization trends. With most current tools, the metrics to feed these insights aren’t even available – not to you or your infrastructure manager.

That’s where Pepperdata comes in. We create a holistic view of your application performance across the cluster and provide automatic tuning as well as alerts and recommendations for optimal application performance. By that I don’t mean we’re just going to make your application run better this time — we make your application perform best all the time in your multitenant environment. That’s one of the big differences. In the Hadoop space, you can’t just be concerned with how things work this time: You need to tune performance continually within the parameters of the environment you’re dealing with.

Pepperdata Application Spotlight provides all of the tools developers need to optimize performance, including a 360° View, Application Tuning, Application Recommendations, Application Alerts and reporting.

360° View

Sometimes your application performance problems are your fault, and sometimes they’re a result of your multi-tenant environment. You need to be able to look at the last number of times — say 5 times — you ran the application, understand what’s going on in the environment and learn where and why extra time was spent in the queue, to determine whether it’s just you who’s experiencing the slowdown. Maybe others are experiencing similar bottlenecks and if so, your operator needs to know that.

Pepperdata Application Spotlight provides a 360° View of applications in one place — in the context of the entire multi-tenant cluster — giving you quick insight into why your application is running slow. It helps you target your performance tuning by helping you understand exactly what CPU and memory resources it requested, what it needs, what it used, and what it wasted. Pepperdata is the only APM solution that continuously collects metrics about every single application and infrastructure resource, which means you can diagnose application performance issues up to 90% faster and fine-tune each application.