Saturday, 23 September 2017

About the RG DevOps Performance Working Group

DevOps WG logoThe RG DevOps Performance Working Group fosters and facilitates research in combining application performance management (APM) and model-based software performance engineering (SPE) activities for business-critical application systems. The need for a better SPE/APM integration is driven by an increased interrelation of development and operation teams in corporate environments due to DevOps concepts. SPE proposes to start performance evaluations by transforming software design models into performance models. These performance models need to be parameterized with estimates of resource demands to derive meaningful predictions. APM tools enable the collection of fine-grained monitoring information of a running system. This monitoring information has the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of the performance model predictions during the complete life-cycle of a software system. The goal of the working group is to consolidate concepts and tools to better integrate these activities. Its membership body currently includes representatives of fortiss GmbH, Imperial College London, Kiel University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, NovaTec Consulting GmbH, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, University of Stuttgart, and University of Würzburg.