JAX Conf Report

Scaling Apps in a SaaS World


JAXConf keynote addresses issues of application management and scalability.

JAXconf’s Wednesday opening keynote was presented by Kumar Muthukumar and Jyoti Bansal, covering application management and scalability at Taleo, a provider of on-demand talent management solutions.

Taleo.com has critical, highly demanding customers–including many companies in the Fortune 100. In addition, their production applications experience tremendous load that includes more than 75 million transactions a day.


As the SaaS company grew, Taleo’s team realized that they had to strike a careful, delicate balance between serving those customers–enabling near-flawless uptime and availability–and ensuring that they had enough metrics and visibility for managing their production applications at all times.


How did they do it? Part of the answer was the shift from a reactive to a proactive approach to application management and scalability. This shift enabled their team to monitor and manage applications even over multiple tiers and hops–and gave the organization significantly better control over its distributed Java/SOA apps.

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