Application trace analysis
with the APPSERVICE-JAVA package


ServicePilot apptrace-appservice-java


What is Java AppTrace monitoring?

The Java programming language is an object oriented language originally developed at Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle Corporation). It is one of the world's most used enterprise programming language and powers every Android smartphone using the Android SDK. Java applications typically rely on Java Virtual Machines (JVM), classes (applet, servlet, jsp...) and provide garbage collection mechanisms. The most popular Java application servers are Apache Tomcat, JBoss, Weblogic, WebSphere.... The ServicePilot Appservice Java package provides automated Java web application analytics.

Java has its own best practices and tools for assessing performance while in a development phase, but unlike development, Java production application monitoring differs. Doing code level profiling has an inevitable cost and performance tradeoff. Plus, production engineers do not always have hands on each production application code with a dedicated development team on demand, which is why the ServicePilot application instrumentation happens without modifying or touching the existing codebase.

ServicePilot provides a production application monitoring package which aims at being the first step to any application improvement and operational performance reporting.

ServicePilot standard Java production application monitoring is the monitoring of real user experience, every single business request and application usage metrics, regardless of the application code.

In order to provide a real full-stack performance visibility over your Java application, several packages can be added to fill in application topology maps, testing or application dependencies monitoring: Web Servers, JVM, Databases, logs, HTTP(S) web tests and scenario and more.

Java Application Trace monitoring

This package monitors HTTP(S) request traces from Java web applications.

This package uses a ServicePilot Agent in combination with a Java Agent to instrument Java web applications to automatically collect their web requests statistics.

This gathers summarized statistics (min,max,avg...) per Java application such as:

  • Requests per minute
  • Sum of requests by HTTP return codes and methods
  • Number of requests in each response time range
  • Established vs. Timed-out requests

In order to provide deep Java application insights, details collected per request include:

  • Host and web page path
  • Server and client IP
  • Real User Response time
  • HTTP Return code and method
  • Client country and geolocation for public IPs
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