Research in Action, a leading European research firm, lately published a new Vendor Selection Matrix for Next-Generation Application Performance Management. The report provides a comparison of the top 20 vendors of next-generation Application Performance Management solutions.
According to the Research In Action Vendor Selection Matrix, the importance of Application Performance Management (APM) is at an all-time high. As part of the End-To-End Performance Management market, APM is steadily growing in importance. Today there are more than 500 active software and SaaS vendors globally generating around $ 5 Billion in annual revenue.
A key component of the report is a survey of 1,500 IT professionals about the future of APM, collecting over 45,000 data points. According to those surveyed, the top key requirements for next-generation APM solutions are a SaaS delivery platform, hybrid cloud management, analytics and big data, and real-time monitoring with end-user views.
The lead analyst Dr. Thomas Mendel Ph.D. is an IT industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in advising IT vendor and end-user clients and performing research-based consulting. Thomas is also known for his 9 years of service at Forrester Research, where he held various analyst and management positions.
Most recently Thomas had the Global responsibility for serving the Vendor Strategy professionals and leading a team that delivers research to help these professionals. He was responsible for a research agenda that illuminates strategic opportunities and risks, market demand and competitive dynamics, and go-to-market, as well as organizational strategies and the use of emerging technology to improve business results for technology vendors.
Thomas is a frequent speaker at major industry events (up to 5,000 attendees) like Cebit, HP Software Universe, IBM Pulse and regularly quoted in key press publications (e.g Computerworld, Computerwoche, CIO Magazine).
Dr. Mendel is very active in the SAP market and among the different aspects of application performance monitoring, he looked not only on general APM IT-wide solution but also on SAP-centric ones, making it a very interesting research for readers of this site.
To download the vendor matrix in full, click here.