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The Natives are Getting Restless: A Survey of Native RUM Solutions

Buddy Brewer (SOASTA), Cliff Crocker (Akamai)
Rhinelander South
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There are a lot of solutions out there for getting insight into the mobile user experience. However they aren’t all attacking the same set of problems, there is a lot of overlap, and choosing the right tool can often be a difficult and confusing process. In this talk we will review the problem space and present the available solutions. Along the way we will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of each, including suggestions for which types of use cases each is best suited for helping you solve.

At the end of this talk you should have a much better idea of who you should be talking to in order to choose the best analytics stream for managing the performance of your native mobile users.

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Buddy Brewer


Buddy Brewer likes things that go fast. He works at SOASTA where he’s responsible for mPulse, a high volume real-time real user measurement service. Prior to SOASTA, Buddy co-founded a Real User Measurement company called LogNormal which was acquired by SOASTA in 2012. Before becoming a RUM addict, Buddy spent ten years in the web performance industry building synthetic monitoring tools helping the world’s largest web sites solve their performance challenges.

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Cliff Crocker


Cliff Crocker is VP of Product for SOASTA, Inc. where he focuses on performance monitoring of web and mobile applications. Prior to joining SOASTA, Cliff led the performance, reliability and site analytics initiatives for @WalmartLabs. Cliff is an active participant in the web performance community, evangelizing the importance of correlating performance metrics with business intelligence to drive development efforts within Ecommerce.