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Published July 20, 2021

Doing more with what you have

Doing more with what you have

The history of civilization is replete with moral stories of getting the most out of all available resources and other stories about the cost of waste.

In the world of information technology, until very recently every single byte was seen as precious. When code had to fit into exceedingly small amounts of primary memory, efficiency was the watchword. I remember many years ago a developer went mad after spending more than a year of his life trying to optimize the code needed to control the functions of a helical scan tape head to fit within the available 1K space, only to have the project canceled just when he was about to announce his project was complete.

Today’s developers have a different set of challenges. Memory usage is still important, but more often now it is because using too much memory creates performance issues, or creates additional costs, as opposed to the absolute technical limit of physical availability.

Another issue that is becoming more critical is ensuring that any code created is both portable and reusable. Ideally, whenever you write code the specifications are published so that any other similar usage can call upon the work you have done.

This has always been the aspiration, but as the world moves to entirely software configured virtualized cloud environments, the need will only grow.

The challenge will continue to be that the effort expended to deal with portability is becoming the largest cost in IT, and unlike many other areas of effort, it can be hard to find ways of making this investment scale into other areas.

There are some ways to extract more value from the investment in integration. One of these is in the area of messaging middleware. When a messaging middleware layer such as MQ, Kafka, or Tibco EMS is in use, then these systems can provide a gateway into how each user’s request is being served, without the need for additional code to be written. This can help with user experience understanding, performance analysis, security, governance reporting, and many other areas.

The toolkits provided with these messaging middleware systems out of the box, do not consider how the intelligence within these systems can be effectively reused, but there is a way of easily enhancing your management to deliver this, and this is by deploying Nastel. Nastel provides a platform that quickly provides you with additional ways of exploiting your messaging middleware investment.

Today many of the world’s leading enterprises use Nastel to deliver a wide range of management, monitoring, reporting, and user experience-based advantages.

If you are looking for a way to do more with what you already have, Nastel should be one of the key ingredients you consider.

We’d be happy to show you exactly how we can meet your exact need.

Nastel Technologies helps companies achieve flawless delivery of digital services powered by middleware. Nastel delivers Middleware Management, Monitoring, Tracking, and Analytics to detect anomalies, accelerate decisions, and enable customers to constantly innovate. To answer business-centric questions and provide actionable guidance for decision-makers, Nastel’s Navigator X fuses:

  • Advanced predictive anomaly detection, Bayesian Classification, and other machine learning algorithms
  • Raw information handling and analytics speed
  • End-to-end business transaction tracking that spans technologies, tiers, and organizations
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use data visualizations and dashboards