Maximizing Performance and Scalability with IBM WebSphere / Edition 1

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590591307
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/4/2003
  • Series: The Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

strongAdam G. Neat/strong is a consulting manager for one of the world's leading management and IT consultancy firms. He is the Australian and New Zealand e-infrastructure lead, covering technical architectures such as host systems, storage systems, and operating systems (and all things in between), within the communications and technology industry. He is recognized as a global expert in infrastructure architectures, and he provides specialty expertise in technical architectures covering technologies such as J2EE/Java, various forms of middleware (MQ, CORBA, etc), large-scale systems, application design and architecture, and the deployment, configuration, and management of enterprise application servers such as IBM's WebSphere, BEA's WebLogic, and Sun's SunOne Application Server. Adam is also heavily involved in the integration and production optimization of large-scale UNIX-based systems and databases such as DB2 and Oracle. Adam is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and holds a degree in computing systems from Monash University.
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Table of Contents

About the Author
About the Technical Reviewer
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
Index 519
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2005

    offers an independent opinion

    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.

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