When it comes to the Internet of Things (IOT), some of the concerns like budgets, market share, the number of devices, a multitude of use case and many more things arises. However, some interfaces of the backend system, third party calls, and IT operations are not much in the limelight.
Jeffrey Kaplan of THINK strategies made an attempt to converse with the APM digest. But the thing is how IOT would increase the complexity of the application ecosystem? IOT is gaining more and more fame, profits and grounds, but are consumers ready to adopt it? Would the organizations make sure and understand the preparations needed to be fully prepared?
The Rise of Complex Environments
Before 2 decades, the database was much simple- the request of the user enter the system, move through the queue of messages, and connect to the database and back. Any bugs can be identified and solved easily and troubleshooting is generally the cause of network connection. Is it server, database or the user? By these, excessive benefits were generated in tracking tools that had put the more focus on the networks and servers only and in some cases carried out simple ping checks!
Moreover, as the cloud environment came into existence, agile cycles and technology discoveries at the lightning speed led to a complex spider webbed systems. Performance issue grew more and more, and monitoring became mandatory. And now adding IOT to it is like adding fuel to the fire- by these, the whole ecosystem became 50x complicated. For the great user experience, third party apps, visibility of applications became vital to withstand in the competitive era.
Simple IOT uses cases
Let’s carry out simple IOT use case where an individual has got the wearable implant on the body, walks into the cafeteria and shoots his order. However, it is integrated with many backend systems interacting with the device in the real-time for the enhanced user experience. The wearable and geolocation need to connect with the network, which pings to the customer’s segment regarding the account, info, and other preferences and then brings the order to the customer’s table. After that, the trigger should also ping to the backend system in order to make sure that, the person was charged correctly. A simple use case leads to so much of complex networks becoming the nightmare to monitor the system.
The ruling entity behind all this is the software service and if at all it gets disturbed, it would spoil the user experience. And at the end, the customer would come up with the other cafeteria frustrating out everything on the social networks. This scenario would spoil the image of the cafeteria and would result into spoiling its brand identity. You can think about this system when there is so much of rush!! No business can afford the performance issue with IOT service. One can surely identify, how IOT can cripple your business!!!
Performance isn’t after a thought
The above real- system can surely save your few minutes! With the rise of IOT, every individual would rely on the service of IOT for day to day activities. If at all, it rises up with any performance issues, its result would be highly dangerous than someone not receiving their coffee.
AppDynamics and Preventing IOT issues
You might be aware that at AppDynamics, there is the high rise of the interest in the field of IOT services. Customers are getting more and more dependent on IOT and are finding the ways on how to enhance the service of IOT to provide better user experience. But, IOT has always increased the software complexity in the era of micro services architecture, asynchronous transactions and cloud delivery. As IOT is always up with the improved user experience, then understanding how these services are used, its features is the most critical point.