AdventNet Simplifies, Bolsters Management for J2EE Applications Using Oracle9i Application Server

ManageEngine Suite 5 now supports Oracle9i Application Server to Expose Business Impact of Technology Infrastructure Performance

Pleasanton, California, Nov 12, 2002

AdventNet (Booth Number 2440 at OracleWorld), the leading provider of standards-based J2EE management solutions and a Member Partner of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, today announced that ManageEngine Suite 5 now supports Oracle9i Application Server. (Nasdaq:ORCL). This support will allow the thousands of IT managers and developers using Oracle9i Application Server to measure the business impact of the performance of their applications and technology infrastructures, an important evolutionary step that will allow technical managers to have a hand in driving business results.

Oracle9i Application Server already boasts one of the industry's best track records for ensuring performance and scalability. ManageEngine 5 is the first and only software framework that allows customers to track the business impact of application performance. Developers will be able to use the ManageEngine tools for exposing system and business logic attributes in a graphical format as they target their applications for the Oracle9i Application Server.

"Oracle9i Application Server is the industry's fastest J2EE application server and incorporates built-in instrumentation for application monitoring. Oracle9i Application Server is completely instrumented to enable application management without performance degradation," said Thomas Kurian, senior vice president, Oracle9i Application Server Development at Oracle. "ManageEngine Suite of tools together with Oracle9i Application Server provides a rich and robust solution offering to developers and IT managers needing to -maximize efficiency out of their business software".

"AdventNet provides standards-based manageability for J2EE applications and enables management using existing Enterprise management consoles," said AdventNet's CTO, Dr. Tony Thomas. "We are leading the industry effort to simplify J2EE using management tools, starting with application and systems management. Key to that effort is supporting the industry's most important application platforms, none more so than Oracle 9i Application Server. We're excited by the wide base of prospects we've opened up to our software by supporting this industry-leading platform".

About ManageEngine Suite 5

ManageEngine Suite 5 automates instrumentation, provides automated tools to build custom consoles, and integrates with existing management consoles. In the past, the process of exposing application attributes (e.g., response time) or functions to be managed required significant time, effort and knowledge. Now, developers can graphically pick attributes (usually represented as Enterprise JavaBeans components) to monitor and measure, creating rules for when IT or even business managers are alerted to kinks in the system. No additional code needs to be written.

As an illustration, the IT manager in charge of a call center may use instrumentation to track staff efficiency in each step of the customer service process using the application. This may include, for instance, tracking use of a knowledge base by staff and how it measurably speeds up customer service.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 12,000 companies who deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's Internet economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company.

About Oracle9i Application Server

Oracle solves the IT challenge of integrating fragmented middleware products to run an e-business by providing one product that can replace more than 12 separate point products from other vendors. Oracle9i Application Server features full J2EE support, built-in enterprise portal software, high-speed caching, business intelligence, rapid application development, application and business integration, web services and more, all in one package. Oracle's extensive investment in application server research and development has enabled the company to deliver a lightweight J2EE engine and extended caching capabilities that allow companies to save on infrastructure costs by scaling with software instead of hardware.

About AdventNet

AdventNet's products enable customized management solutions for networks, systems, and applications. For enterprise IT applications, they fill the gap between infrastructure performance and business performance. To accomplish this, the firm makes and markets a software suite called ManageEngine, which comprises an instrumentation engine, a console and a console builder that together creates a JMX framework for managing entire J2EE infrastructures. Unlike diagnostic or performance tuning tools, ManageEngine collects application performance statistics covering both system (e.g., transactional throughout) and business attributes (e.g., customers served, revenue generated). The firm sells ManageEngine Suite to independent software vendors and system architects who are responsible for very large IT infrastructures. AdventNet corporate office is located at Pleasanton, CA with offices in NJ, NH, India, China and Japan. It has a well-trained partner base around the globe and thousands of customers world-wide.
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