"Part 1 of this series described the difficulties that
organizations face as they try to smoothly roll out and maintain
the operational integrity of increasingly advanced software
systems. Clearly it's no longer adequate to simply install software
and hope for the best. Instead, tools are required to assist in
sizing platforms and ensuring that the imposed load is matched by
the scalability of the software. If such tools can be made
enterprise ready, this could help facilitate a more natural and
converged service-provider model.
"To begin, take a look at how you can instrument an Apache Derby
database for purposes of both deployment and management..."