The Secret Diaries of a Performance Tuning Superhero

Tools and Techniques
Location: E147 Level: Intermediate
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The year is 2012, and many organizations have lost their grip on application performance and scalability as they innovate using agile release cycles and open source technologies. Architectures are at cloud bursting point with logic and data stores becoming more distributed, virtual and elastic than ever before. This session takes a look back at the major performance and scalability bottlenecks of the past year, described using real-life customer case studies. It will cover common architecture pain points, the troubleshooting process and the end root cause many customers faced in production environments. It will also discuss the key challenges and best practices for Dev and Ops teams to manage application performance and scalability in live environments.

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Steve Burton


Stephen Burton is Tech Evangelist at AppDynamics, and is also the alter ego of increasingly popular “App Man” character. Steve is responsible for promoting best practice application performance management (APM) for distributed applications running in cloud, virtual and physical environments. Before joining AppDynamics, Steve held senior product management positions at OpTier and Precise leading innovation and creative solutions to help customers better manage the performance of their applications. Steve has previously worked in pre-sales and also spent many years as a senior developer and application support engineer when his career began at Sapient. Steve received his BS in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK. He enjoys speed and is a keen motorsport/formula 1 fan and hopes one day to become The Stig.

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Shirley Bailes
07/23/2012 7:57am PDT

@Liang: The link to Slideshare has been posted above.

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Shirley Bailes
07/23/2012 7:22am PDT

@Liang: Will post them once we get them from the speaker. Should be sometime tomorrow.

Liang Shouqing
07/23/2012 7:09am PDT

How I can get slides of this session, can’t not found in

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Krzysztof Koziol
07/18/2012 12:49pm PDT

I was not able to get to this session, the room was full and doors closed 5 minutes before:(


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