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Maximizing Performance and Scalability with IBM WebSphere is the only comprehensive performance management book focusing on WebSphere versions 4.0 and 5.0. The book addresses the operational aspects with both a proactive and reactive view. No other WebSphere book written focuses on ensuring that your implementation of WebSphere can scale and operate with such a high degree of performance.
This book doesn't attempt to show you how to administer WebSphere. Instead, this reference walks you through proven steps to plan, design, implement, optimize, and manage your platform's performance and scalability. It focuses on proven architectures, optimization approaches, scalability considerations, and best practices for you to develop high-performing and scalable WebSphere-based applications in both Unix and Windows environments.
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|Ch. 1||The Need for Performance||1|
|Ch. 2||WebSphere Scalability and Availability||33|
|Ch. 3||WebSphere 4 and 5 Component Architectures||51|
|Ch. 4||WebSphere Infrastructure Design||81|
|Ch. 5||WebSphere Deployment and Network Architecture||149|
|Ch. 6||WebSphere Platform Performance, Tuning, and Optimization||231|
|Ch. 7||WebSphere Failover and High Availability Considerations||291|
|Ch. 8||External WebSphere System Availability||343|
|Ch. 9||WebSphere EJB and Web Container Performance||371|
|Ch. 10||Developing High-Performance WebSphere Applications||395|
|Ch. 11||WebSphere Database Performance and Optimization||411|
|Ch. 12||Legacy Integration: Performance Optimization||453|
|Ch. 13||Performance Management Tooling||473|
|Ch. 14||Profiling and Benchmarking WebSphere||503|
Posted February 27, 2005
WebSphere is one of IBM's core software offerings, on a par with DB2. Accordingly, IBM has built up a huge portfolio of functionality in WebSphere. And it has published a series of books explaining its usage. By definition, these books should be considered authoritative. So why should you even look at Neat's book? For one thing, he offers a different viewpoint on explaining what you can do with WebSphere. Remember that most users of WebSphere are companies that will have to invest considerable time and money in understanding and using it. Simply having a second written opinion on a particular aspect may help your understanding. And the cost of that (ie. the cost of this book) is trivial compared to the time it might save you. Let alone the cost of bringing in a consultant. Another reason for the book's utility is simply that Neat is independent of IBM. It gives him greater flexibility to make objective assessments; particularly if some of these are negative. One consequence of his independence is that the book devotes substantial space to issues involved in running WebSphere on Sun machines. Now IBM does offer WebSphere across a wide range of hardware. Naturally, including their own servers. To the best of my recollection, their WebSphere books simply do not give the extensive Sun coverage you will find here. Neat gives a realistic acknowledgement of the market presence of Sun for web applications.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.