Remove Barriers to IT Team Collaboration
Silos are a problem. Disparate departments, specialized tools, and restricted access to Test, Dev and Production servers keep IT teams working in silos and slows productivity.
Remove these silos and you will improve collaboration across your entire IT team. Confio's database performance monitoring tool, Ignite, allows the entire team – DBAs, developers, QA engineers, and architects – to collaborate on the performance of applications, enabling better service and faster time to market in accordance with a DevOps software lifecycle process.
With Ignite, developers have read-only visibility to query performance on production and staging servers, allowing them to incorporate application performance into their development cycles and freeing them from dependence on DBAs for production data. QA engineers can locate performance issues before deployment and easily communicate these issues to the development team. And DBAs are able to collaborate with the extended IT organization while maintaining 100% control over production servers and monitoring load.
Ignite's simple charts and non-intrusive architecture gives the entire IT team a unified view into application performance on production servers - without sacrificing performance or security.
Faster Time to Market, Lower Costs
- Eliminate project delays resulting from rework of code late in the development cycle
- Integrate performance into Agile development iterations
- Hold third party software vendors (packaged apps) accountable for performance of patch releases and upgrades
- Cut cost of bringing software to market by shortening the development cycle
DevOps - The Intersection of Development, QA, and Operations
63% of large enterprises characterize collaboration between Development and IT Operations as "un-collaborative" or worse... "toxic."- Gartner, February 2012
DevOps is a relatively new software development methodology that emphasizes communication, collaboration and integration between software developers, QA engineers, and IT Operations (production DBAs.) An outgrowth of Agile software development, DevOps acknowlegdes the interdependence of these departments and provides a framework them to work together collaboratively. Read more about DevOps.
Confio Ignite is focused on the development of database applications with performance that exceeds customer expectations.
Transparent Enterprise View
Ignite monitors 24/7 with less than a 1% load on monitored servers providing up-to-date, real-time and historical information. The web browser interface, combined with Active Directory authentication, grants role-based access for IT members throughout your enterprise.
Non-Intrusive Developer and QA Access
DevOps requires that the development team see production performance. Ignite makes it possible.
- Access only to Ignite server, without ever connecting to monitored databases
- Role based access controls which instances can be seen
- Read-only privileges ensure no unauthorized changes
- Single connection to Ignite allows visibility to any production, staging or test instance
- Both historical and real time views of query performance
- Single Ignite installation monitors dev, test and production for full lifecycle coverage
Organizations have succesfully used Ignite in their development lifecycle for both SaaS situations as well as internal applications. Developers, DBAs, architects, and QA engineers use Ignite to collaborate and bring products to market faster and at less cost to the organization in accordance with a DevOps software lifecycle process.
Who Is Using Ignite Customer support techs, developers, solution implementers, DBAs
Critical Feature All teams have access to high volume production servers with no load impact on those servers
Bill Me Later (now part of eBay)
The Doctors Company
Critical Feature Easy to read graphical charts that everyone on the team can understand