When Managing Transactions Really Matters

Michael Vizard

As applications become more distributed, so too do the transactions that execute across those systems. But as the transactions increasingly run across the network, optimizing the performance of those transactions becomes increasingly difficult.Most existing transaction processing management systems, however, were designed for legacy mainframe architectures. What IT organizations need today are transaction management systems that were specifically designed for distributed environments.

That's the reasoning behind the development of SharePath, a business transaction management application developed by Correlsense, which just announced that it has lined up an additional $8 million in funding.

Correlsense CEO Oren Elias says SharePath works by deploying lightweight collectors across the distributed IT infrastructure that analyze the path of a transaction across multiple applications, networks and systems. He says SharePath differs from existing transaction processing management systems in that the collectors are light enough to be distributed across them without adding a high amount of weight to the enterprise systems.

Elias notes that one of the biggest challenges IT organizations have when it comes to transactions is that it is hard to pinpoint exactly what factors are affecting any given set of transactions without having a holistic view of the entire system. That requirement means that the best approach to deploy a monitoring system that can effectively leverage a distributed architecture to triangulate exactly where any given problem lies.

In an ideal world, many IT organizations prefer to execute transactions on centrally managed systems. The problem is that there is no such thing as an ideal IT world.

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