The Week That Was – Week ending Jan 31, 2016

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always on the lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this week’s, “The Week That Was” we bring to you some of the more relevant and interesting reads that have been published over the last week from various sources across the internet.

Good Reads –

  • Gartner: Top IT Predictions for 2016 and Beyond – Link
  • 10 Good Reads on Performance – Link

Performance Testing –

  • Performance Center and continuous integration: Configuring Jenkins jobs – Link
  • Outlook “High” for Performance Engineering in 2016 [Vivit Worldwide PE 2016-1] – Link
  • The Performance Of Things (An Audio Podcast) – Link
  • Load Dynamix unveils new virtual series storage test tools – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • API Caching – Extending App Architecture Performance and Security (free webinar) – Link
  • Optimizing Your Objects – Link
  • Yottaa Gets CEXi to Benchmark Performance, User Experience – Link
  • Starry Eyes Speedy Internet Access – Link

Java Performance –

  • Default Garbage Collection settings for JVMs can cost you! – Link
  • G1 Garbage Collector in Action– Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • New Relic Helps Costa Coffee Serve Up Success – Link
  • 5 Predictions for Application Performance Management in 2016 – Link
  • 2016 Application Performance Management Predictions – Part 1 & Part 2 – Link 1Link 2

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • Smart and Efficient Byte-Range Caching With NGINX – Link
  • Finding iOS Memory Leaks with Xcode’s Instruments – Link
  • The Design and Implementation of the Wave Transactional Filesystem – Link
  • The Nyquist theorem and limitations of sampling profilers today, with glimpses of tracing tools from the future – Link

Network Performance  

  • BigData and NetFlow – Link
  • Clearfield sees growing use of WDM technology in 2016 to improve network performance – Link

Database Performance  

  • Essential Tips on SQL Server Database Performance – Link
  • Database Performance Optimization With Wait Time Analysis – Link
  • Improved Performance of Queries with Derived Tables – Link

Hope you have enjoyed this week’s The Week That Was. Please drop us a note with your input, feedback, comments and let us know what you think. Feel free to send through a note on any interesting articles and links to pratap at practical performance analyst dot com.


Pratap Venkatesan (LinkedIn) has been working with technology for over a decade and half. He has around 8 years of Performance TPratap_Venkatesanesting experience and is currently part of Accenture Technology in Australia and part of the Performance Engineering capability within the firm. Pratap  has extensive experience in Performance Testing using Industry standard testing tools like HP Performance Center, HP Load Runner. Pratap has also had the opportunity to work across various industries in Australia including Banking, Resources and Insurance. Pratap has always been hands-on into throughout the end to end Performance testing cycle on most of his project engagements.

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