Springer Selects Compuware APM to Optimize Online Library Applications

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Leading Global Scientific Publisher to Use Compuware dynaTrace for Advanced Performance Insight Capabilities

DETROIT, March 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company delivering a new generation of APM, today announced that Springer, a global scientific publisher, has selected Compuware APM -- dynaTrace -- as its application performance management (APM) solution. With Compuware dynaTrace, Springer will be able to engineer performance early in new services development and quickly pinpoint the source of performance bottlenecks in its highly advanced online library applications. Using Compuware dynaTrace, Springer expects to significantly improve the responsiveness of its subscription portal and optimise the experience for end-users.

Springer identified the need for a new generation APM solution when it began to migrate from its older third-party platform to a new system. The online portal, now built in-house, is designed to provide end-users with easier and faster access to publications. Focused on bringing new features and functionality to the market as quickly as possible while delivering the very best user experience, Springer chose to develop the new application in Scala. With this approach, application coding is up to three times shorter than traditional programming languages. After thoroughly researching the market, Springer concluded that only Compuware APM was able to support their IT and business objectives, delivering the required level of visibility into their systems.

"At a critical point in the development of our new SpringerLink platform, which is a modern Scala-based application environment backed by a MarkLogic® Enterprise NoSQL store, Springer had an urgent need to identify the bottlenecks in its systems," said Ross Heritage, chief architect at Springer. "Compuware was able to quickly conduct a proof of concept (POC) that showed that the dynaTrace product would allow our software developers to identify the slowest components in our platform, giving details down to a code level. dynaTrace allows our software developers to target and address these problem areas, thereby helping researchers in ever greater numbers all over the world to access vital information on SpringerLink much more quickly."

The new system is also leveraging a big data application architecture relying on a NoSQL platform. While creating business advantage, both technology choices increased application complexity and obfuscated visibility into application performance. As a result, Springer needed a new approach to enable it to fine-tune its subscription portal during development and optimise its long-term performance.

"For organizations like Springer, providing quick, reliable and easy access to the services their customers need to make informed business decisions is a key requirement," said Michael Allen, EMEA Director of APM Solutions, Compuware. "As a publishing business, it's essential that Springer can bring new services to market quickly without compromising on the end-user experience. So, their decision to create a new and more streamlined platform was a wise and timely move. With its end-to-end approach to transaction analysis, Compuware dynaTrace will provide Springer with actionable insights that enable it to continually improve its highly advanced subscription and online library applications, ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction while retaining a significant competitive edge in the market."

Compuware APM is the leader in a new generation of application performance management. Unlike traditional APM solutions that are heavy, difficult and reactive, Compuware APM is light, smart and proactive. Compuware APM is built to manage the complexity of today's most challenging modern applications including mobile, cloud, big data and SOA. Compuware APM optimizes and monitors tens of thousands of applications for more than 4,000 customers, large and small, around the globe. Through the lens of end-user experience, our customers enjoy faster performance, proactive problem resolution, accelerated time-to-market and reduced application management costs through smarter analytics, advanced APM automation and a unique performance lifecycle foundation.

Compuware is recognized as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring" report. To read more about Compuware's leadership in the APM market, click here.

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Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R & D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. Springer is also a trusted local-language publisher in Europe – especially in Germany and the Netherlands – primarily for physicians and professionals working in the automotive, transport and healthcare sectors. Roughly 2,500 journals and more than 7,000 new books are published by Springer each year, and the group is home to the world's largest STM eBook collection, as well as the most comprehensive portfolio of open access journals. Springer employs more than 7,000 individuals across the globe and in 2011 generated sales of approximately EUR 875 million.

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