Java is a popular programming language for enterprise application developers. As such, a large number of enterprise applications run on the Java platform with which they execute and fulfill many critical business transactions. Not unexpectedly, Java performance is a key concern of many organizations. To obtain insight into the performance of Java applications, organizations can leverage Java monitoring tools that perform Java application monitoring. These tools enable developers and IT personnel to leverage the full potential of the Java platform and ensure that business goals for the applications are met.
Tools for monitoring Java applications are typically found within the broader category of APM tools. Java monitoring tools provide metrics that allow Java performance issues to be detected. These issues include the following:
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