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Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:41

Compuware launches new service for analysing big data problems on Amazon Elastic MapReduce

Posted By  Marcus Austin


Compuware’s latest application performance technology Compuware APM for Amazon EMR helps Amazon Elastic MapReduce users to quickly analyse and drill-down to a solution

Compuware latest application performance management (APM) for Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aimed at big data users using Hadoop on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR). The solution is available in the AWS Marketplace and is designed to help users who need to be able to provide visibility and troubleshooting insight into their big data workloads.

Powered by Compuware’s PurePath Technology, Compuware APM for AWS profiles Amazon EMR jobs, providing drill-down dashboards that can help pinpoint the root cause of failed jobs or performance hotspots with a single click. The services gives full visibility into cluster usage based on users or job types, additionally by profiling Hadoop jobs in production, operations teams can quickly identify misconfigured or unbalanced clusters, poorly-coded workloads or unhealthy hosts.

“Compuware APM combined with the AWS cloud provides customers with the technical capabilities they need to allow them to focus on their business,” said Terry Hanold, Vice President, Cloud Commerce, AWS. “We’re excited to welcome Compuware into the AWS Marketplace, where customers will be able to now gain the advantage of Compuware APM for Amazon EMR.”

Features of Compuware APM for AWS

Features and capabilities of Compuware APM solution with Amazon EMR include profiling Hadoop jobs in production clusters to see which teams are utilising the cluster and exactly why, to code level, the automatic identification of performance hotspots in Amazon EMR, such as whether the problem is due to a poor configuration, over-utilised or failed infrastructure, or inefficient code. The solution also eliminates the need to scour log files by identifying the root cause of a job failure in one click. Exceptions, stack traces and logged data are automatically identified by PurePath Technology, showing both where and why failures occur, additionally deep facts can be easily shared with development to quickly fix issues.

“Compuware APM makes application performance management for big data both simple and straightforward across the lifecycle from development to test to production,” said Steve Tack, Vice President of Product Management for Compuware’s APM business unit. “To help customers grappling with this maturing technology where expertise is scarce, Compuware APM for Amazon EMR adds visibility and helps organizations better manage their big data workloads and transactions, enabling them to leap ahead in the analytics race.”

The solution comes in three different sizes each befitting a specific Amazon EC2 instance size. Standard Large is licensed to run 12 Hadoop JVMs and is aimed at sandbox environments. The Standard Extra Large is licensed to run 50 Hadoop JVMs and is for smaller production setups or test clusters. The M3 Extra Large is licensed to run 100 Hadoop JVMs and is aimed at production clusters.

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