Create a Holistic Source of Application Performance Truth Across Your Big Data Clusters

You submit queries and wait. You have no insight into when a query or application starts running, if there are delays, or whether it will even finish. Does this scenario sound familiar? Without the right data, understanding your application performance to ensure SLAs, avoid failure, improve efficiency, and monitor resource capacity becomes a tough uphill battle. Developing fast and efficient applications requires an understanding of dozens of performance metrics and tuning parameters. 

Pepperdata Application Spotlight provides you with a 360° view of all your data in one place, so you can gauge performance in the context of the entire cluster The result: You can quickly diagnose application performance issues up to 90% faster, and improve overall efficiency. Pepperdata also provides automatic tuning for recurring applications, delivers job-specific recommendations, and allows you to set up alerts on specific behaviors and outcomes to avoid the risk of failure.

This video explains how Pepperdata APM enables you to manage and achieve optimal hardware performance in your multi-tenant distributed computing environment.

Application Spotlight enables developers to quickly understand performance impacts and get recommendations on how to better optimize their jobs. In addition to helping make their jobs go faster, Application Spotlight enables developers to be better tenants in multi-tenant clusters by showing them how to write optimal performing jobs and more efficiently use their queue and cluster resources with practical, innovative application performance management solutions.

Get a 360° View of Your Applications

Create a holistic source of operational and performance truth across your clusters.

  • Single source for application performance data presented in the context of the cluster. Self-service access to all of the data on your applications in one place – distinguish whether performance issues were caused by your application or a symptom of cluster performance.

  • Self-service access to your application performance data. Profile and optimize application performance via recommendations and key performance indicators.

  • Complete instrumentation of your application. Understanding exactly what CPU and memory resources it requested, what it needs, what it used, and what it wasted.

  • Quantify the impact that the cluster has on your applications. Identify the impact that the queue congestion, bottlenecks, and hardware failures have on application performance.

Get Recommendations to Optimize Applications

Improve the performance and efficiency of your applications. Achieve optimal application performance on multi-tenant systems.

  • Change configuration parameters to optimize performance. Get self-service recommendations on data partitioning and serialization.
  • Tune CPU and member reservations based on actual consumption. Get self-service recommendations on container sizes and heap reservations.
  • Change queue selection or launch time based on cluster activity. Identify the best queue and launch time for applications based on current workloads to improve runtime and maximize performance.

Pepperdata Application Spotlight provides tuning recommendations for applications and allows you to set up alerts on specific behaviors and outcomes.

Set up alerts on specific behaviors and outcomes to avoid the risk of failure. Receive notifications on metrics of interest and events that interfere with application performance.

Create and Receive Alerts on Application Performance

Create and receive alerts about events that interfere with application performance.

  • Identify cluster bottlenecks. Use rich real-time data provided by Pepperdata to identify resource bottlenecks, including CPU, memory, and IO.

  • Identify application bottlenecks. Use the data provided by Pepperdata to pinpoint straggling tasks or poor parallelization that can significantly impact runtime.

  • Identify applications at risk of missing their SLAs. Use the data provided by Pepperdata to alert on duration, amount of data processed or other milestones.

Accurately Report on Applications with 360° Insights

Make informed capacity and resource decisions.

  • Accurately plan for growth. Access to reports with all the relevant real-time and historical information about the cluster—including system demand, users, and applications—on one cohesive capacity planning report. 

  • Identify wasteful use of system resources. Identify users and applications that are wasting system CPU and memory, enabling you to prioritize and tune them appropriately. 

  • Attribute accurate costs to users and business units. Get accurate reports of which users and business units are the most costly based on resource utilization.

Application Spotlight enables developers to quickly understand performance impacts and get recommendations on how to better optimize their jobs. In addition to helping make their jobs go faster, Application Spotlight enables developers to be better tenants in multi-tenant clusters by showing them how to write optimal performing jobs and more efficiently use their queue and cluster resources with practical, innovative application performance management solutions.

Benefits

Developers

  • Generate application-specific recommendations to improve application performance

  • Highlight applications that need attention

  • Automatically identify bottlenecks, and alert on duration, failure conditions, and resource usage

  • Search all applications running on the cluster, compare current and previous runs, and visualize Spark applications and its stages for easy root cause failure analysis and performance tuning.

Operators

  • Reduce the number of performance incidents in production

  • Easily communicate detailed performance issues back to developers

Enterprise Organizations

  • Improve communication of performance issues between Dev and Ops teams

  • Shorten time to production

  • Increase cluster ROI

Pepperdata Shines a Light Into Big Data Healthcare Cluster

Philips Wellcentive fixed the root cause of a critical performance issue within days of installing Platform Spotlight. Their Hadoop cluster achieved a significant increase in cluster performance throughput. Jobs completed on time and SLAs were met. The technical team returned to focusing on their core initiatives, streamlining operations, and meeting revenue targets.

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