mBrace: Action-based performance monitoring of multi-tier web applications

Andrej Van Der Zee, Alexandre Courbot, Tatsuo Nakajima

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    Abstract

    Standard monitoring tools and web application middleware offer very limited support for detailed performance analysis of HTTP request-based, multi-tier web applications. They measure resource usage system-wide or per command name, but are unable to isolate usage per action specific to the target application. This inablity has several causes: first, many HTTP requests are executed by one application or script concurrently, making it hard to isolate them, and second, different types of actions are often handled by one application or script, hindering type-based distinction. Moreover, SQL queries, a common cause of web applications performance problems, cannot be backtracked to the HTTP request that triggered them. As a result, debugging performance problems of web applications is hard and requires time and effort of highly-skilled people. This paper describes mBrace, a work-in-progress effort that takes advantage of the hardware performance monitoring unit and uses minimal system and framework instrumentation in order to provide efficient and request-based performance analysis of multi-tier web applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09
    Pages29-32
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09 - Nuremberg
    Duration: 2009 Mar 312009 Mar 31

    Other

    Other3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09
    CityNuremberg
    Period09/3/3109/3/31

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    Monitoring
    HTTP
    Middleware
    World Wide Web
    Hardware

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Software

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    Van Der Zee, A., Courbot, A., & Nakajima, T. (2009). mBrace: Action-based performance monitoring of multi-tier web applications. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09 (pp. 29-32) https://doi.org/10.1145/1518691.1518700

    mBrace : Action-based performance monitoring of multi-tier web applications. / Van Der Zee, Andrej; Courbot, Alexandre; Nakajima, Tatsuo.

    Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09. 2009. p. 29-32.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Van Der Zee, A, Courbot, A & Nakajima, T 2009, mBrace: Action-based performance monitoring of multi-tier web applications. in Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09. pp. 29-32, 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09, Nuremberg, 09/3/31. https://doi.org/10.1145/1518691.1518700
    Van Der Zee A, Courbot A, Nakajima T. mBrace: Action-based performance monitoring of multi-tier web applications. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09. 2009. p. 29-32 https://doi.org/10.1145/1518691.1518700
    Van Der Zee, Andrej ; Courbot, Alexandre ; Nakajima, Tatsuo. / mBrace : Action-based performance monitoring of multi-tier web applications. Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Dependable Distributed Data Management, WDDM'09. 2009. pp. 29-32
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