Our objective at Practical Performance Analyst is to bring about awareness on the basic common sense practices associated with Application & Infrastructure Performance Management while creating a Body Of Knowledge on Systems Performance Engineering. Practical Performance Analyst is the face of a revolution whose motto is to gather knowledge, share experiences, bring together individuals working on Performance Engineering and help other budding Performance Engineers gain the required skills to build applications and infrastructure that perform.

Our various initiatives at Practical Performance Analyst include:

  • Articles, Book Reviews, etc. – Articles on your areas of interest, How-to’s, Tool Reviews and Case studies and experiences related to Performance Engineering
  • iPEN (iPEN) – Create E-Learning content to assist professionals and organizations build capability in Performance Engineering at the Institute of Performance Engineering
  • SPE Fundamentals (SPE Fundamentals) – SPE Fundamentals at Practical Performance Analyst covers the basic concepts of Systems Performance Engineering across the Software Development Life Cycle. Here you will find definitions of the various Systems Performance  Engineering activities including an introduction to some of the important concepts for each of those activities.
  • SPE Advocacy (SPE Advocacy) – SPE Advocacy at Practical Performance Analyst is an initiative whose focus is to assist the reader in building the case for Proactive Performance Management within your organization and advocate the need for SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) practices across the Systems Development Life Cycle.
  • Perfbytes (PerfBytes) – Perf Bytes is the brain child of Mark Tomlinson (LinkedIn) and James Pulley (LinkedIn).  For the past two decades James Pulley and Mark Tomlinson have been entertaining audiences as diverse as software architects and developers to C-level executives. Join you hosts Mark and James on their monthly podcast and learn about various performance concepts through a interesting and satirical presentation.light_bulbs
  • Mentoring the Mentors (Mentoring the Mentors) – “Mentoring the Mentors“ is an initiative that is focusedon capturing and retaining the skills and talent in SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) through Mentoring. This initiative also focuses on mentoring budding SPE professionals with an aim to making them successful and more importantly helping them become the next generation of mentors here at Practical Performance Analyst. 
  • Point Of View (Point of View) – Point of View will present current industry analysis on various different paradigms that are important to professionals with interests in Systems Performance Engineering. These are paradigms and concepts that are important to us professionals with interests in Systems Performance. Point Of View or PoV intends to provide an unbiased view of the various industry paradigms where we will ask ourselves the relevant questions and seek to understand the lay of the land from a Performance Architect / Performance Engineers standpoint
  • SPE HowTo’s (SPE HowTos) – SPE HowTos is an initiative that focuses on providing simple, easy to follow instructions on various common Systems Performance Engineering related activities across the SDLC. The SPE HowTos section is modeled after the famous open source Linux HowTos which we all grew up with over the last couple of decades.
  • OFPE (OFPE)– Support development of the Open Framework for Performance Engineering
  • Q&A (Q&A) – Provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and add to the existing list of elementary questions in each of the sections
  • OBI (OBI– Collborate with authors and write books via the Open Book Initiative
  • Forums (Forums) – Foster the sharing of deas and thoughts. Participate in discussions related to Performance Engineering. Ask questions related to Performance Engineering and answer questions where you can.
  • Webcasts (Webcasts) – Participate in our webcasts. As an experience professional we also invite you to share your experiences, thoughts and knowledge with rest of the community in our monthly webcasts here at Practical Performance Analyst.

At Practical Performance Analyst we need your support to be able to sustain the existing initiatives and support creation of new ones (which we’ve got a whole bucket list of).

Our annual operational costs include –

  • Web Site Hosting Costs
  • Video Streaming Costs (iPEN, Tutorials, etc.)
  • Cloud Server Host Costs (Hosting for various Initiatives)

Your support is required to manage the platform, support the various initiatives (SPE Advocacy, Mentoring, OFPE, OBE, iPEN, etc.) at Practical Performance Analyst, help build global standards for Performance Engineering and create a Body Of Knowledge on Performance Engineering. You can offer your support by:

  • Sponsoring any of the initiatives here at Practical Performance Analyst
  • Advertising your products or services here at Practical Performance Analyst
  • Publishing sponsored content here at Practical Performance Analyst
  • Sponsor contests with a focus on promoting your products or services here at Practical Performance Analyst

For details on the various sponsorship options please click here.

We need your support to keep the lights on and help us continue to do the work we are so passionate about. If you think you can help us in any of the above ways or have other ideas with regards to sponsorship of the various initiatives here at Practical Performance Analyst, please reach out to me at trevor at practical performance analyst dot com.


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