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Monitoring of integration technologies

IBM WebSphere MQ and WebSphere Message Broker

As for WebSphere MQ Racon monitors availability of Queue Manager, queue metrics including queue depth, information regarding the channels and events as well as queues and channels statistics. For WebSphere Message Broker provides all the important metrics on the Broker, Execution Group and Message Flow. For a detailed overview of all metrics, see the attached file.

 

Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Service Bus

As for Oracle WebLogic Server Racon monitors availability of Applications, Managed Server and Cluster Server and many other parameters including information about Data Sources, JMS, Thread Pool, Transactions and Web Applications. For Oracle Servis Bus there is option to monitor availability of services, message statistics and more. For a detailed overview of all metrics, see the attached file.

 

System Resources

As for system resources Racon can be used to monitor CPU usage, memory and disk usage, file existence and more. Racon can also monitor the availability of the database server, SMTP, HTTP server or SOAP interface and also supports sophisticated metrics that are the result of the analysis of records in the logfile, execute DB queries, call web services, or execute commands (scripts) at the system level. Racon also supports SNMP. For a detailed overview of all metrics, see the attached file.

 

Features & Benefits

INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES MONITORING
We offer full-scope tool for monitoring of integration technologies.
ON DEMAND EXTENSIBILITY
Clever modular architecture enables easy extensibility and custom made solutions.
EXPERTS ON INTEGRATION
Utilize our expert services in the field of integration.
HIGH QUALITY SUPPORT
Do you need help? We offer professional support.
STAND ALONE TOOL OR INTEGRATION
Racon can be deployed in both modes.
ENTERPRISE QUALITY SOFTWARE
High quaility for reasonable price.
INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES MONITORING
We offer full-scope tool for monitoring of integration technologies
WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Message Broker, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle WebLogic Server, TIF ESB, Web Services
ON DEMAND EXTENSIBILITY
Clever modular architecture enables easy extensibility and custom made solutions.
For example: ATMs, HSM, eCommerce
EXPERTS ON INTEGRATION
Utilize our expert services in the field of integration.
We have biggest integration team in CE with expert knowledge in all available integration technologies.
HIGH QUALITY SUPPORT
Do you need help? We offer professional support.
We support business critical solutions up to 24x7.
STAND ALONE TOOL OR INTEGRATION
Racon can be deployed in both modes.
Integration with other tools like HP OVO, TeamQuest or Nagios. Racon can be used as stand alone tool for monitoring non-integration metrics (app servers, DB, system resources and others).
ENTERPRISE QUALITY SOFTWARE
High quaility for reasonable price.
Our price is based on real needs of our customers not on list price.

See all on one web page

  • Racon enables the monitoring of many different kinds of technologies , for each defines a rich set of parameters that you can monitor.
  • The output can be in the form of simple report or can be in the form of chart from which can be better seen the behavior of the system over time.
  • Define different views (trees) for different groups of users. So you see only what is essential in a logical context. Hierarchical structures can be used as a logical view to reality, or also as a complete model of your infrastructure.
  • Create your own dashboard with data , charts and alerts where you can see the most important information at a glance.

Two ways how to deploy Racon

Racon integrated with other monitoring tool
 
Racon as stand alone tool
Integration technologies
  • Web services
  • Websphere MQ
  • Websphere Integration Bus
  • Oracle ESB
  • Trask Integration Framework
Specific non-integrational technologies
  • Custom made specific modules
Standard non-integrational technologies
  • (Application servers and databases)
  • IBM WebSphere App Server
  • Oracle WebLogic App Server
  • SQL databases
  • JMX sources
System resources
  • System resources
  • Web pages
  • SNMP resources
  • SMTP
  • Files
Trask racon
Corporate monitoring tool
User

On demand extensibility

 

Clever modular architecture enables easy extension with the support of very specific requirements, whether in data collection and its processing, in events (alerts) processing or in a graphical user interface.

Individual modules also enable easy data and alerts propagation to the other systems.

Racon is the best

COMPARISON WITH TYPICAL ALTERNATIVES:

Feature Racon OpenView Nagios Autopilot/WMQ
Integration monitoringAs example of integration technologies we have chosen WebSphere MQ. ano ano ano ano
Non-integration monitoring For example system resources (CPU, memory, HDD). ano ano ano ano
Integrable to other monitoring tools Does the tool support integration to other monitoring tools? ano ano ano ano
Enterprise Quality Is the tool quality enough to be suitable for deployment in large companies? ano ano ano ano
SLA based support up to 7x24*Does vendor offer quality support with short reaction times? ano ano ano ano
Integration experts available on demandDoes vendor offer consultation for integration technologies? ano ano ano ano
PriceWe base the comparison on comparable implementations. ano ano ano ano
Product stands well
Product stands worse comparing to Racon
Product stands significantly worse comparing to Racon
Disclaimer:

Comparison represents view of Trask solutions. It is based on practical experiences with monitoring solutions in a higher number of companies in Czech republic.

Selected references

Česká spořitelna

The first major Racon deployment now monitors the WebSphere MQ, Oracle Service Bus, but also for example the ATMs functionality. Thanks to Racon, the bank got detailed overview of what is going on the critical systems. Racon helps to prevent and solve system outages.

Raiffeisenbank

Racon currently monitors the WebSphere MQ and Message Broker and the TIF integration framework. Racon is used as a full-fledged product, some functionalities are integrated with the SyDesk system. There are plans of its future further extension.

GE Money Bank

Customer monitored the WMQ technologies using the HP tools. Racon, however, proved to be more suitable and flexible from a customer perspective. After the initial training, the customer was able to install and configure the Racon themself. Monitoring currently covers the WebSphere MQ and TIF integration framework.

 

Trask & Racon
Together

We have excellently managed all the major integration technologies that are currently used on the market. Thus we are able to design and deliver comprehensive solutions based on key integration products and middleware.

We solved almost all conceivable problems for our customers.  Some areas are not for various reasons adequately covered by global vendors. Trask in the course of time developed and for many customers deployed own tools for these areas.

One of them is the Racon tool, which is based on years of experience with the integration technologies and with the specific needs of individual customers. Thus it offers its users a unique added value.

High quality support

  • Experienced support team and perfectly defined processes.
  • Support of business critical solutions up to 7 x 24.
  • We support number of customers in the field of integration consulting services.
Petr Dlouhý
Business Development

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