The leading global provider of specialist Application Performance Monitoring (APM) technology to the world’s financial community, ITRS Group Ltd, has announced it is now providing full support for third party applications. A host of new interfaces will be available from and supported by ITRS alongside the more than 100 in-house interfaces to the most common financial markets applications ITRS already provides.
Previously, clients needed to go to ISVs to source specialist plug-ins but, in response to client requests, they will now be able to go directly to ITRS for these interfaces, in the knowledge that they will be fully supported by ITRS.
The first application to be available from ITRS is from Parallel Thinking, a member of the ITRS Alliance Programme. The interface was developed in conjunction with ITRS for Informatica Ultra Messaging, a high-speed, low-latency middleware architecture, used by the majority of tier 1 banks. The Parallel Thinking interface provides a complete view of the technology supporting transaction flows and reduces the time for diagnostic analysis from hours to minutes. Unusual application behaviour is identified very quickly, helping mitigate risk. The interface improves performance by providing visibility of factors contributing to application latency; it also collects historical data for further analysis, which can be fed into Geneos.
Says John Crackett, CEO of Parallel Thinking: “As part of the real-time APM technology ITRS Geneos includes unique, enterprise-wide, predictive monitoring and multiple levels of proactive management. Without the Parallel Thinking interface, institutions using Informatica Ultra Messaging had no clear visibility of their systems and were unable to monitor all factors contributing to latency. Now they can see key monitoring data through Geneos, enabling them to continually manage their systems.”
Kevin Covington, CEO of ITRS Group Ltd, commented, “This is a significant step forward for ITRS in meeting the needs of our clients. They are already seeing the benefits of a one-stop-shop and as we make more and more applications available, the advantages will become even more apparent. Our growth strategy is to continue to be the best provider of APM technology for the world’s financial institutions and we are pleased to have responded quickly to client requests with this new service. We are working on a number of interfaces, which we will be announcing shortly.”