Oracle Press Release

Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g Extends Business-Driven Application Management to Large-Scale Environments

Enhances SOA Management Solution with New Business Transaction Management Capabilities

Redwood Shores, Calif. – January 31, 2011

News Facts

Oracle today announced new Business Transaction Management capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g, further enabling IT to monitor transactions across computing tiers and applications.
The new capabilities allow IT to track the exact flow of business transactions across underlying IT systems, helping them quickly identify issues and fix them before they become critical or impact end-user experiences.
Administrators of large scale, distributed application environments running on Java-based middleware can more easily perform their jobs, ranging from addressing performance issues in live transactions, to comprehensive reporting for historical analysis – using both technical and business metrics.
Further integrating technology from the AmberPoint acquisition, the new capabilities deliver significant enhancements to Oracle Enterprise Manager’s SOA and Java Platform Enterprise Edition application management offerings, including more advanced analytics capable of processing massive amounts of transaction data, an impoved user interface, new monitoring instruments and integration with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher.
This release also adds two new “observers,” automated agents, to help provide comprehensive insight into transactions running on the latest releases of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite 11g.

Improved Application Performance with Easier Administration

By providing deep visibility into business transactions, Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g enables IT departments to manage applications from a business perspective. As a result, IT can better support business priorities and significantly enhance end-user experience and customer interactions.
The new capabilities are delivered as part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g’s Middleware Management Packs, including Oracle WebLogic Server Management Pack Enterprise Edition, SOA Management Pack Enterprise Edition, and Management Pack for Non-Oracle Middleware. These packs now offer:
Improved user interface: provides a completely customizable administrative console for scalable transaction monitoring in massive application environments, allowing administrators to more easily analyze transactions and gain actionable insights.
New business transaction monitoring instruments: including consumer usage and performance of each individual transaction and measuring performance of services and transactions against absolute and/or relative SLAs, resulting in less false positives and faster resolution times.
Container-level views: enhance application mapping with network location, showing server location for failing and/or slowing services and components, allowing administrators to act quickly on potential issues.
Integration with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher: enables better reporting on business transactions, allowing administrators to automatically upload large volumes of data for analysis and quickly communicate transaction performance with key stakeholders.
Centralized, policy-based configuration: helps lower total cost of ownership and significantly reduce the complexity of instrumenting applications, by allowing administrators to establish policies that can be enforced through the application lifecycle for more consistent monitoring of transactions in any application environment.
Automated modeling and management of replicated services: supports enterprise deployment of services and reduction of the time and effort needed to set up and manage transactions. For highly available and scalable environments, such as mission critical applications, Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Business Transaction Management capabilities are able to monitor performance across a distributed, load-balanced and clustered server environment, providing consolidated intelligence on transaction performance.

Supporting Quote

"As business transactions become increasingly automated, they become even more complex and challenging to manage,” said Richard Sarwal, Oracle senior vice president Product Development. “Any given transaction can touch a multitude of technologies across an enterprise – leaving administrators with the difficult task of pinpointing the issue when systems have bottlenecks or outages. With the new Business Transaction Management capabilities in Oracle Enterprise Manager 11g, IT can significantly streamline management of their enterprise infrastructure.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Enterprise Manager’s Application Performance Management Solution

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