FAIRFAX, VA – February 8, 2017 – Today, Sightline Systems announces the release of EDM 5.0. The newest release of EDM 5.0 is the next generation of data collection and advanced performance monitoring tools designed to provide a more powerful view into every aspect of a company’s IT infrastructure. EDM 5.0 includes exciting new upgrades: customizable charts, enhanced displays and reports, improved functionality and menu options, new alerting functions, and the addition of SightlineDB. Each of these enhancements is designed to help users maintain maximum control of their IT environments and stay ahead of the curve.

EDM 5.0 enables IT teams to continuously monitor the entire system in real time in order to proactively predict performance issues and prevent unplanned downtime and data loss. Its highly interactive, visual tools are used to accelerate discovery and investigation within an IT infrastructure. This means that the IT team experiences faster time to insight and achieves results in minutes, replacing days of manual work copying and manipulating various data sets.

Users experience greater control over how to organize, aggregate and view critical data with EDM 5.0.  The newly updated software now includes SightlineDB, which provides users with substantially reduced data storage requirements, the ability to read and write operations 10 times faster than with traditional files, the ability to store more granular data, down to the millisecond per data source, in addition to more flexible analytical capability.

Additional enhancements include updated charting and dashboards to provide more robust menu options with enhanced control over configuring and saving charts. EDM 5.0 will also render additional useful information within charts to enhance the user experience. EDM 5.0 supports new chart types, allowing users more ways to view their data. Improved localization with the ability to define the date and time format is used throughout the EDM UI.

Other new features include enhanced alert creation which allows users to easily create and define alerts from any chart, user-configurable alert emails, and the ability to export Event List data to a .csv file.

“According to a recent study, IT downtime costs companies an average of $330,000 per hour. While many companies have significantly invested in IT performance monitoring tools, many still toil over how to proactively ensure that systems are always working which is a recipe for disaster,” comments Brandon Witte, president and CEO of Sightline Systems. “The Sightline EDM 5.0 platform helps IT teams efficiently and effectively analyze data and information from the entire IT infrastructure faster than ever before. SightlineDB as well as EDM’s new dashboards, charts and graphs make it easier than ever to visualize complex data, which in turn, makes it easier for IT teams to ensure systems are always operating. No other analytics and monitoring software can provide insight as quickly or as accurately as EDM 5.0 can.”

IT leaders rely on Sightline EDM 5.0 to easily provide a powerful view into every aspect of a company’s IT infrastructure. From mainframes to the latest in Windows and Linux systems, EDM is ideal for IT teams wanting to keep their fingers on the pulse of mission-critical infrastructure components and proactively address issues throughout the system.

Users can easily capture, monitor and visualize activity throughout the entire IT infrastructure. EDM 5.0 is scalable and works by analyzing thousands of infrastructure components in real time. The data can be captured from networks, applications, operating systems and more. EDM 5.0 correlates the data in seconds and delivers end-to-end visibility and insight IT pros used to reduce downtime, ensure stability and identify threats.

Sightline EDM is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into IT environments. Perfect for real time analysis and visualization of the data, EDM instantaneously boils down thousands of metrics into easy-to-understand and actionable notifications. Its user-friendly dashboards highlight all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems, monitored applications and more.

Sightline Systems is known for providing top-level business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide its customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company. Customers that implement Sightline’s solutions have noted enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and increased profitability.

To learn more about Sightline EDM, contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000 or visit http://sightline.com/edm-it/.

About Sightline Systems

Sightline Systems provides sophisticated, yet remarkably easy-to-use advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more, in real time, to provide our customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company can. Customers that implement our solutions enhance efficiency, improve accuracy and increase profitability. For nearly 15 years, Sightline has steadily increased its customer-base to include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.

Contact:

Stephanie Robert
Marketing Director
Sightline Systems
4035 Ridge Top Road
Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

FAIRFAX, VA – February 7, 2017 – Today, Sightline Systems announces the release of its highly anticipated EDM for Manufacturing. The predictive analytics software is designed specifically to help manufacturers take advantage of IIoT system and device data streams, enabling them to proactively address costly challenges that can develop throughout the production process.

EDM for Manufacturing assists process and quality engineers by correlating thousands of data points collected in real time from sensors, SCADA systems, historians, PLCs and more. EDM for Manufacturing displays the information on a highly visualized dashboard, providing an accurate picture of the entire manufacturing operation, enabling floor personnel to more accurately and efficiently identify trends and patterns that affect output quality. Additionally, manufacturers will be able to leverage the data to better forecast demand, automate manual processes and perform preventive maintenance.

The software uses advanced machine learning techniques to significantly simplify predicting future operational performance. By reviewing historical data which has been collected, EDM for Manufacturing learns the best statistical model to provide a reliable forecast of future behavior. Forecasts are automatically generated on easy-to-understand dashboards. Alerts can also be created, giving process and quality engineers early warning to problems. Behavioral alerts can also be generated if real time data does not conform to predictions, adding another layer of alerts to a system or process.

Additionally, with EDM for Manufacturing, gone are the days when manual copying and manipulating industrial data by hand or in spreadsheets is the norm. EDM correlates vast amounts of data in microsecond intervals and provides actionable intelligence on a highly visualized dashboard, enabling manufacturers to quickly remedy issues reducing cost, eliminating waste, diminishing production flaws, managing risk and ensuring safety and compliance.

“Each incident that results in downtime can cost a manufacturing operation hundreds of thousands of dollars,” commented Brandon Witte, president and CEO of Sightline Systems. “The advanced analytics capability within EDM for Manufacturing quickly correlates thousands of data points at a sub-second level and quickly presents the information in multiple, easy to understand formats, enabling industrial operators to automate processes and zero in on a potential issue before it becomes a problem. EDM for Manufacturing is changing the entire manufacturing landscape as it facilitates proactive measures resulting in increased gains and profitability in the long run.”

EDM for Manufacturing also recognizes anomalies that could indicate that a machine is likely to break down in the near future providing the manufacturer with an opportunity to perform the needed maintenance in non-emergency conditions without shutting down production, saving valuable production time and resources. EDM looks at the history of machine failures and compares those instances to the sensor data the machine is sending to identify trends and patterns that could signal a problem before the breakdown.

To learn more about EDM for Manufacturing, visit www.sightline.com/edm-mfg.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems provides sophisticated, yet remarkably easy-to-use advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more, in real time, to provide our customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company can. Customers that implement our solutions enhance efficiency, improve accuracy and increase profitability. For nearly 15 years, Sightline has steadily increased its customer-base to include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments. For more information, visit: http://www.sightline.com/

 

Contact:
Stephanie Robert
Marketing Director
Sightline Systems
4035 Ridge Top Road, Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 537-5972
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

FAIRFAX, VA – August 25, 2016 – Sightline Systems Enterprise Data Management (EDM) has broken new barriers by collecting data in real time millisecond observations. This breakthrough technology provides the manufacturing industry with enhanced access to data which was previously unavailable.

Sightline Systems is a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on enhancing end-to-end analytics and systems monitoring. Sightline’s award winning EDM platform offers unseen precision in the marketplace for managing the continuous streams of time series data. The advanced Sightline Systems analytics tool can analyze massive volumes of data created during the manufacturing process and correlates the data in seconds. This allows engineers to quickly make process improvements which can improve quality and reduce costs.

Manufacturers can easily capture, monitor and visualize data streams from any device, PLC or sensor. EDM also helps customers get more value out of the data they are already collecting in process historians from Rockwell, GEIP, WonderWare and others. The interactive, visual tools accelerate discovery and investigation within industrial process data. This means that manufacturers experience faster time to insight and achieve results in minutes that replace days of manual work copying and manipulating industrial process data sets.

The manufacturing industry is constantly looking for ways to improve quality and reduce the costs of operations to remain competitive. SCADA systems have for many years provided visibility into their operations but the data was frequently summarized due to the volume of data produced. The state-of-the-art Sightline EDM software has removed these barriers and can store millisecond level data in real time and preserve the data for future analysis and planning tasks.

“The Sightline EDM platform helps manufacturing companies manage the continuous stream of time series data. Leveraging the data that manufacturing systems produce will most definitely change how we produce products and operate businesses. As more demands are placed on the manufacturing community, leveraging time series data to improve production, catch product flaws before repairs or replacements are needed, or to increase safety is instrumental in advancing the industry,” commented Brandon Witte, president and CEO of Sightline Systems.

“With ever-increasing amounts of data being captured and analyzed, manufacturers that utilize Sightline’s EDM have the opportunity to take advantage of the immediate insight gleaned to enhance quality, ensure safety, lower production costs, increase profitability and gain a competitive edge. No other software analytics for manufacturing company can provide sub-second analytics in real time like Sightline can.”

Sightline EDM is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into IT and OT environments. Perfect for real time analysis and visualization of the data, EDM instantaneously boils down thousands of metrics into easy-to-understand and actionable notifications. Its user-friendly dashboards highlight all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems, monitored applications and more.

Sightline Systems is known for providing top-level business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide its customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company. Customers that implement Sightline’s solutions have noted enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and increased profitability.

To learn more about Sightline EDM, contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000 or visit http://sightline.com/edm.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For more than 12 years, Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.
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Contact:

Stephanie Robert, Marketing Director
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

FAIRFAX, VA – August 11, 2016 Sightline Systems Enterprise Data Management (EDM) is helping industrial and manufacturing customers achieve business transformation. The newest release of Sightline’s award winning platform for managing continuous streams of time series data has broken new barriers, collecting data in real-time millisecond observations. This breakthrough technology is providing the IIoT marketplace access to data which was previously unavailable.

Sightline EDM for manufacturing users can easily capture, monitor and visualize data streams from their manufacturing environments. The manufacturing industry is constantly looking for ways to improve quality and reduce the costs of operations to remain competitive. SCADA systems have for many years provided visibility into their operations but the data was frequently summarized due to the volume of data produced. The state of the art Sightline EDM software has removed these barriers and can store millisecond level data in real time and preserve the data for future analysis and planning tasks.

The Sightline EDM platform helps users manage the continuous stream of time series data that is produced during the manufacturing process. Successful companies are leveraging the advanced data and analytics from EDM to ensure system-wide performance. Whether they seek to improve customer experiences, catch product flaws before repairs or replacements are needed, or increase safety, these systems provide IT and OT professionals in many industries such as manufacturing, financial services, and telecommunications with previously untapped views into how their businesses operate.

“The importance of leveraging manufacturing data has the potential to transform how we produce products and operate businesses. Data collection and analysis presents significant challenges for manufacturers as the amount and complexity of data that is produced is immense,” commented Brandon Witte, president and CEO of Sightline Systems. “With ever-increasing amounts of data being captured and analyzed, manufacturers that utilize Sightline’s EDM have the opportunity to take advantage of the immediate insight gleaned to enhance quality, ensure safety, lower production costs, increase profitability and gain a competitive edge. No other software analytics for manufacturing company can provide sub-second analytics in real time like Sightline can.”

Sightline EDM is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into IT and OT environments. Perfect for real time analysis and visualization of the data, EDM instantaneously boils down thousands of metrics into easy-to-understand and actionable notifications. Its user-friendly dashboards highlight all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems, monitored applications and more.

Sightline Systems is known for providing top-level business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide its customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company. Customers that implement Sightline’s solutions have noted enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and increased profitability.

To learn more about Sightline EDM, contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000 or visit http://sightline.com/edm.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For more than 12 years, Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.
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Contact:
Stephanie Robert, Marketing Director
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

Major Global Appliance Manufacturer Chooses Sightline Systems for IIoT Monitoring and Analysis

FAIRFAX, VA – August 2, 2016 – Sightline Systems announces that its IIoT software, Enterprise Data Management (EDM), has been selected by a major global appliance manufacturer to provide real-time visibility into their manufacturing processes. This new software will be included in manufacturing operations around the world and will provide never before seen real time visibility. Sightline’s IIoT EDM software is planned for the multi-country roll out in Q3 of 2016 and will help the company attain a significant competitive advantage.

The Sightline IIoT EDM solution has already exceeded the expectations of other global manufacturers, providing high speed data collection and analysis of manufacturing processes. Sightline EDM for manufacturing simultaneously monitors multiple PLCs, manufacturing sensors, IIoT devices, storage devices, network devices, peripherals such as cameras and door locks and more all in real time. Millisecond analytics are critical for precision manufacturing and EDM is specifically designed to provide the real-time data manufacturers need to make smarter, more cost effective decisions on the fly.

“This company, which has asked to remain confidential, has found a real competitive advantage from using Sightline Systems’ software to monitor their manufacturing processes in real time,” says Brandon Witte, President and CEO of Sightline Systems. “The advanced EDM tool can analyze massive volumes of data created during the manufacturing process, correlate the data and provides highly sophisticated analytics in real time. The highly advanced processing ability allows engineers to quickly identify issues and make process improvements which can increase quality and reduce costs,” continued Witte.

The Sightline IIoT EDM software is the helping manufacturers gain a competitive advantage as the costs to produce goods continues to increase.  The Sightline solution is capable of capturing and analyzing millisecond level data which was previously cost prohibitive or technically not possible in manufacturing environments.  Sightline’s state of the art yet simple to deploy software leverages commodity class hardware yet can capture and visualize sub second data in real time.  Successful companies are leveraging the advanced data and analytics from EDM to ensure system-wide performance. Sightline EDM is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into IT and OT environments.  Its user-friendly dashboards highlight all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems, sensor data, monitored applications and more.

Sightline Systems is well known for providing top-level business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide its customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company. Customers that implement Sightline’s solutions have noted enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and increased profitability.

To learn more about Sightline Systems IIoT solution for manufacturing, contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000 or click here. EDM solutions are also available for a wide variety of industries. Learn more here.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For over the last 12 years Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.
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Contact:
Stephanie Robert, Marketing Director
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

FAIRFAX, VA – June 30, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on business intelligence and enhancing end-to-end analytics monitoring, announces the release of Sightline Assure 2.0. Now Sightline Assure users can easily monitor multiple servers, access control servers, applications, storage devices, network devices, peripherals such as cameras and door locks and more. New views and customized dashboards make the Assure 2.0 product easier than ever to use. The tool also enables continuous monitoring in order to predict performance issues and prevent unplanned downtime and data loss. Assure 2.0 can restart failed applications, or even alert on a full storage array.

Market partners have eagerly anticipated the updated Sightline Assure 2.0 product. In today’s competitive environment, successful companies will leverage advanced performance systems as a means to ensure system-wise performance. Whether they seek to improve customer experiences, catch product flaws before repairs or replacements are needed, or increase safety, these systems also provide manufacturers with previously untapped views into how their businesses operate.

“The new Sightline Assure capability dovetails into our manufacturing strategy because manufacturers are leveraging business analytics for IIoT monitoring and to better understand and optimize the manufacturing process,” commented Brandon Witte of Sightline Systems. “At Sightline Systems, we are committed to the manufacturing industry and see a very bright future where successful companies leverage all types of data from PLCs and sensors to substantially enhance productivity, increase efficiency and expand overall operations.”

Sightline Assure 2.0 is poised to provide an unprecedented ability to view systems across the entire stack, from the hardware to the OS, applications, networking devices, storage arrays and more enabling users to proactively diagnose, address, restart and remedy issues quickly. Assure is the perfect solution to ensure mission-critical applications are continuously up and running, with no downtime or data loss and will also provide opportunities for product improvement and data management from the IIoT space.

Sightline Assure is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into the entire IT environment without the complexity of traditional IT-industry software. Perfect for analysis and visualization of the data, Assure boils down more than 700 different metrics into easy-to-understand and actionable notifications. Its user-friendly, graphical dashboard highlights all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems and monitored applications. Sightline Assure helps users gain more real-time knowledge about the issues, when they began, how long they’ve lasted and if they could be restarted.

Sightline Systems is known for providing top-level business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide its customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company. Customers that implement Sightline’s solutions have noted enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and increased profitability.

Assure is available from a network of resellers or directly at Sightline Systems. Call today (703) 563-3000 to learn more about Sightline Assure or visit the Assure page on the website.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For over the last 12 years Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.
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Contact:
Stephanie Robert, Marketing Director
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

FAIRFAX, VA – June 10, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on enhancing end-to-end analytics monitoring, announces Sightline Assure for monitoring VMS servers (Video Management Software). Now Sightline Assure users can easily monitor video recording servers, access control servers, applications, storage devices, network devices, peripherals such as cameras and door locks and more. It also enables continuous monitoring in order to predict performance issues and prevent unplanned downtime and data loss. Assure can restart failed applications, or even alert on a full storage array.

Market partners have eagerly anticipated the updated Sightline Assure 2.0 product as they expand in video and security space. In today’s competitive environment, successful companies will leverage surveillance systems as a means to add security and safety measures internally. Whether they seek to improve customer experiences, catch product flaws before repairs or replacements are needed, or increase safety, surveillance systems also provide manufacturers with previously untapped views into how their businesses operate.

“The new Sightline Assure capability for security systems dovetails into our manufacturing strategy because manufacturers are now using surveillance video for overall security, theft reduction, employee safety, IIoT monitoring and to better understand and optimize the manufacturing process,” commented Brandon Witte of Sightline Systems. “At Sightline Systems, we are committed to the manufacturing industry and see a very bright future where successful companies leverage surveillance data to substantially advance safety and security measures, enhance productivity, increase efficiency and expand overall operations.”

Sightline Assure is poised to provide an unprecedented ability to view systems across the entire stack, from the hardware to the OS, applications, networking devices, storage arrays and more enabling users to proactively diagnose, address, restart and remedy issues quickly. Assure is the perfect solution to ensure mission-critical applications are continuously up and running, with no downtime or data loss and will also provide opportunities for product improvement and data management from the IIoT space.

In the unlikely event of an incident, insurance carriers are now increasingly asking for the analytics data from the servers and their peripherals to examine if they were properly operating. If they were not, how long were they offline or unavailable. Sightline Assure provides this critical data.

Sightline Assure is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into the entire IT environment without the complexity of traditional IT-industry software. Perfect for analysis and visualization of the data, Assure boils down more than 700 different metrics into easy-to-understand and actionable notifications. Its user-friendly, graphical dashboard highlights all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems and monitored applications. Sightline Assure helps users gain more real-time knowledge about the issues, when they began, how long they’ve lasted and if they could be restarted.

Assure is available from a network of resellers or directly at Sightline Systems. Call today (703) 563-3000 to learn more about Sightline Assure or visit http://sightline.com/surveillancesystems/.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For over the last 12 years Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.

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Contact:
Stephanie Robert, Marketing Director
stephanie.robert@sightline.com

Sightline Assure is well-positioned to aid companies to capitalize on IIoT by providing unprecedented ability to predict performance issues and prevent unplanned downtime.

FAIRFAX, VA – April 6, 2016 – Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on enhancing end-to-end visibility across the entire IT infrastructure, reinforced its unparalleled dedication to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) by agreeing to integrate one of its leading products, Sightline Assure, into Stratus Technologies’ ftServer®. This integration provides the foundation for the Stratus tool to deliver end-to-end visibility across the entire IT infrastructure. It also enables continuous monitoring in order to predict performance issues and prevent unplanned downtime and data loss.

The Industrial Internet of Things has been touted as a way to improve operational efficiency. In today’s competitive industrial environment, successful companies will leverage IIoT as a means to capitalize on unanticipated growth opportunities. These companies will employ IIoT power and will leverage the data to effectively improve production and create new business models.

Sightline Assure is poised to aid companies realize new growth opportunities garnered from IIoT by providing an unprecedented ability to view systems across the entire stack, from the hardware to the OS, applications, networking devices, storage arrays and peripherals enabling users to proactively diagnose, address and remedy issues quickly. Assure is the perfect solution to ensure mission-critical applications are continuously up and running, with no downtime or data loss and will also provide opportunities for product improvement and data management from the IIoT space.

“The Industrial Internet of Things will force companies to reinvent themselves and will be the starting point for an entirely new period of economic growth and competitiveness,” Brandon Witte of Sightline Systems commented. “At Sightline Systems, we see a very bright future where successful companies leverage data to substantially advance productivity, increase efficiency and expand overall operations. What this means is that end-to-end visibility within an IT infrastructure is no longer a ‘nice to have.’ It is essential in order to effectively and proactively solve problems and provide the level of service demanded within the company and from its customers.”

Sightline Assure is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into the entire IT environment without the complexity of traditional IT-industry software. Perfect for analysis and visualization of the data, Assure boils down more than 700 different metrics into easy-to-understand and actionable notifications. Its user-friendly dashboard highlights all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems and monitored applications. Sightline Assure helps users gain more real-time knowledge about the issues, when they began, how long they’ve lasted and if they could be restarted.

Contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000 to learn more about Sightline Assure or visit sightline.com/assure.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics, root-cause analysis, performance management, correlation of data and predictive analysis from any source — critical IT systems including mainframes, applications, storage, databases — down to the process level. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For over the last 10 years Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.
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Contact:

Stephanie Robert, Marketing Director

stephanie.robert@sightline.com

Sightline EDM 4.2 Delivers Dynamic Alerts, Rapid Visualization and Quick Chart Feature

Sightline Systems, a real-time operations intelligence solution company focused on analytics, root-cause analysis, performance management, correlation of data and predictive analysis from any source, has released a new version of its popular EDM system monitoring and analytics software suite.

Updated to meet the growing demands of enterprises looking to use the power of data to increase productivity within their organizations, EDM 4.2 expands its list of purpose-built features with automated and dynamic threshold settings for any monitored device, unlimited coverage to capture data from SNMP and customer-requested chart feature that gives IT administrators a quick way to prioritize infrastructure concerns.

“At our heart, we’re data geeks. With EDM 4.2, we’re continuing to answer the evolving needs of our customers as they seek new ways to unleash the power of their infrastructure data. Our Power Agents are designed to capture the most amount of data,” said Sightline Systems CEO and President, Brandon Witte. “While having access to more data traditionally slows down visualization tools, EDM 4.2’s new charting abilities are now able to process massive amounts of data in milliseconds instead of minutes.”

Data analysis remains EDM’s strongest capability and EDM 4.2’s new visualization and charting engine in not only captures more data, it rapidly decreases the amount of time it takes to render charts based on that data. The new visualization engine exceeds the expectations of the most demanding users by rendering up to 100,000 data points in 100 milliseconds. The upgrade allows teams to drill deeper into their infrastructure’s data to spot issues, monitor trends and develop smarter development plans.

Setting monitoring and performance thresholds per system is no longer an effective way to monitor every component within a company’s infrastructure. Instead, EDM 4.2 with ForSight replaces the manual threshold setting activity with a new automated system that uses enterprise-grade Machine Learning analytics to model and implement dynamic thresholds based on the component’s normal day to day operational parameters. If those parameters are exceeded, EDM’s Dynamic Alerts system reports the issue to the correct team or individual.

EDM 4.2 enables teams to utilize data down to the minutia level on any component. Yet, a large enterprise customer wanted EDM to look at its top 10 and lowest 10 performing components. The new Top N Chart feature gives IT analysts a faster, simpler way to ask EDM for its top performing servers or its least 100 performing CPUs with its environment. With access to the over 7,500 metrics that EDM already collects, Top N Chart gives teams a valuable tool to help prioritize the hardware replacement processes, examine chargebacks per use and identify areas of improvement.

The power of EDM 4.2 answers today’s modern, growing and complex enterprise environment questions with a suite of tools that gives IT teams data-enabled insight into system performance, rightsizing systems, automated root cause analysis and automated capacity planning. To discover how EDM and Sightline Systems can help your business use its own data to enable its success, head to sightline.com.

Doubling the Charting Speed of Sightline EDM

Sightline can collect data from over 7,500 different metrics across multiple OS platforms.  One of the important features of Sightline Enterprise Data Manager (EDM) is to visualize the data. Once the data is collected we use a charting tool inside EDM  to display the data in a web browser interface. It helps give IT teams a fast way to look at their server performance, spot trends or clearly see when problematic events began.

Yet, we were increasingly unhappy with the performance of our current charting tool because it would often take several minutes for our customers to view a report containing their performance data.

Recently we came across CanvasJS. It claimed to render 100,000 data points in 100 milliseconds -- just the type of performance we were seeking. After evaluating CanvaJS, we decided to include it in the next release of EDM.

Below are a few before and after comparisons to illustrate why we’re excited by EDM's upcoming new performance charting features.

Before

After

blog-chart3Only 1 chart type (zoomline) supports zoom capability.
blog-chart2EDM can now display more data without affecting performance. This increases the granularity at which we can plot the data.
blog-chart1We were forced to summarize data in order to limit the number of data points rendered in the chart. As a result the data was less granular and data spikes were not shown.
blog-chart4The majority of charts have zooming capability.
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To find the value for a particular point the user has to hover over the exact data point in the chart. Depending on the number of data points in the chart this was hard to do and often frustrating.
blog-chart6Charts are now more interactive. The user does not need to hover over an exact data point to view the data information.
Customers complain about charts taking too long to load.
Charts render in the UI at least twice as fast.