ElectricAccelerator Agent Metrics, part 1

Welcome to the Electric Cloud Blog! My name is Eric Melski, and I’m a Senior Software Engineer at Electric Cloud (employee #1, by a whisker). I’ve worked on every component of ElectricAccelerator, and I’m now Technical Lead for the product. I’m also the guy behind ElectricInsight. In this and future posts, I will take you on deep technical dives into Accelerator and Insight, with a focus on performance, scalability and analysis.

Understanding the performance of parallel, distributed systems can be difficult. Fortunately, Accelerator provides a wealth of data to facilitate performance analysis. In this first continuation of my presentation at the 2008 Customer Summit, I’ll show you how to collect agent performance metrics, and how you can use them to get a quick overview of the performance characteristics of your build.

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