How NOT to Measure Latency
YOW! 2014 Melbourne
Time is money. Understanding application responsiveness and latency is critical not only for delivering good application behavior but also for maintaining profitability and containing risk. But good characterization of bad data is useless. When measurements of response time present false or misleading latency information, even the best analysis can lead to wrong operational decisions and poor application experience. This talk demonstrates common pitfalls encountered in measuring, describing and reporting latency and response time behavior. It then demonstrates the use of recently open sourced tools to improve and gain higher confidence in both latency measurement and reporting.
CTO & Co-Founder
Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine technologies for the past 20 years and has been building Java technology-based products since 1995. Gil pioneered Azul’s Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4), Java Virtualization, Elastic Memory, and various managed runtime and systems stack technologies that combine to deliver the industry’s most scalable and robust Java platforms. Gil also represents Azul Systems on the JCP (Java Community Process) executive committee.
A frequent speaker and JavaOne “RockStar”, in September 2013 Gil was named “JCP member/participant of the year” at an awards ceremony at JavaOne. In December 2017 he was named a Java Champion, and in 2006 he was named one of the Top 50 Agenda Setters in the technology industry by Silicon.com.
Prior to co-founding Azul, Gil held key technology positions at Nortel Networks, Shasta Networks and at Check Point Software Technologies, where he delivered several industry-leading traffic management solutions including the industry’s first Firewall-1 based security appliance. He architected operating systems for Stratus Computer, clustering solutions at Qualix/Legato, and served as an officer in the Israeli Navy Computer R and D unit.
Gil holds a BSEE from The Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and has been awarded over 40 patents in computer-related technologies.