Qualogy’s Tech Series with Michel Schildmeijer: OpenSource monitoring on an Enterprise grade platform

OpenSource monitoring on an Enterprise grade platform

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We are hosting a new series of live webinars: Qualogy’s Tech Series. Featuring presentations from a wide range of tech experts. The presentations can be followed via Zoom and start at 4:00 p.m. CET. On March 30, Qualogy’s Oracle ACE Director Michel Schildmeijer presents ‘OpenSource monitoring on an Enterprise grade platform’.


Observability goes beyond monitoring, and will become more and more important in managing complex structures, either in cloud or on premises. In cloud-native technology stacks, distributed and multi technology architectures are the norm. Distributed architectures introduce a variety of operational challenges including how to solve availability and performance issues quickly. These challenges have led to the rise of observability.

There are many tools and frameworks for monitoring. Usually when you think of an OpenSource solution, you don’t think to implement it in a COTS product. Nevertheless, this session will tell you how you can implement tools such as Prometheus, Grafana and ELK into such an Enterprise application platform. Monitoring performance, throughput and error rate is important to be in control of your transactions. If you use a Service Bus or SOA/BPM suite product there are a lot out of the box diagnostics waiting for you. The puzzle here is how to get it out in a useful way. Besides of the many commercial solutions also Open Source tools can help you out with it. You can export runtime diagnostics out of the Diagnostics framework, monitor your SOA Composites and trace down Service Bus statistics using Prometheus and Grafana. The session will elaborate how to set up a proper monitoring using these tools, also in a proactive way where automated monitoring is a must for every application environment.

About Michel Schildmeijer

Michel started his career as a medical officer in the Royal Dutch Airforce, with a focus on pharma. After the air force, he continued in pharma, followed by time working in clinical pharmacology. While there, he transitioned to IT by learning UNIX and MUMPS, and developed a system for managing patients’ medical records. As his career developed, his responsibility shifted from a deep technical perspective to a more visionary role.

At the end of 2011, Michel authored a book on WebLogic Administration for beginners. He joined Qualogy in April 2012 where he expanded his repertoire significantly, serving a wide range of customers with his knowledge about Java Application Servers, Middleware and Application Integration. He also increased his multiple-industry knowledge in his role as Solutions or IT architect by working for customers in a range of sectors, including financials, telecom, public transportation and government organizations.

In 2012, he received the IT Industry-recognized title of Oracle ACE for being an ambassador and community leader in his area of expertise. In 2019, this was enhanced to Oracle ACE Director. Michel is asked regularly to speak about technology and the impact of innovation at national and international conferences such as KubeCon, Oracle OpenWorld, Groundbreakers Developers Tours and others. He contributes actively to the OpenSource community and solutions regarding containerization, CI/CD and DevOps.

In October 2021, Michel took an exciting step in his career by becoming Business Unit Manager for Qualogy Managed Services. While he still has a finger on the pulse in terms of technology, he is expanding his scope by combining his experience with the new insights gained in his new position.

Read more here:

Blog: http://www.qualogy.nl/techblog/author/michel-schildmeijer

Medium: https://mschildmeijer.medium.com/


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