RTView Core

RTView Core is a Real-Time Data Management System that provides the processing engine and presentation capabilities for large-scale distributed monitoring and control applications.  It sits at the center of the entire suite of RTView product components, including the RTView Enterprise Monitor and its many pluggable Solution Packages. It consists of both a Real-Time Data Engine and a suite of Development Tools.

The RTView Core Real-Time Data Engine is a powerful run-time system that delivers extensive and scalable features for data collection, analysis, visualization and distribution of real-time monitoring data.

The RTView Core Development Tools include the RTView Builder, a powerful interactive development environment for the rapid creation of diverse, interactive, and sophisticated data presentations that automatically update to reflect the state of dynamic data tables that reside in the Data Engine.

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Taken together, these features provide developers, system integrators, and OEMs with a complete set of capabilities and many options for implementing rich and often customized monitoring solutions. This is useful in those situations where a project requires that the RTView Enterprise Monitor or Solution Packages be extended, or a completely custom monitoring solution be developed.

Data Engine

The RTView Core Real-Time Data Engine incorporates highly optimized mechanisms for real-time data caching and historical archival, flexible alerting capabilities, advanced data analysis and transformation functions, support of multiple data distribution techniques, as well as full-featured and extensible visualization capabilities.

In addition, it can be optionally configured to permit manual or automated control of processes and systems being monitored.


Builder

In addition to enabling the creation of real-time displays, the RTView Builder is also used to define data caches, transformations, aggregations, analytics, custom alerts, as well as interfaces that permit user control of target systems.

Other tools provide for report generation, display analysis and optimization, data export, automated deployment, and the development of custom data adapters.



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The RTView Builder provides uses greater flexibility
in customizing displays, reports, and alerts. 


Alerts

RTView features a sophisticated real-time alert engine that enables management and operational personnel to monitor the health and status of business operations. The alert engine can monitor conditions and perform automated actions from any available RTView data source. 
There are four alert types supported in RTView:

1. Limits alerts
2. Discrete alerts
3. Multi State
4. Event



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Alerts are easily created and configured in the Builder
with intuitive property dialogs

Automated Actions based on Alerts
Alerts can automate actions such as email, system commands, performing a SQL statement or sending JMS messages. Custom alerts are easily created in RTView using the Builder to add and configure properties.

Self Service Alerts
RTView provides support for self-service alerts, giving users the ability to modify threshold, duration and enable settings of alert definitions at run-time via an easy-to-use interface.

Alert Event Management
RTView provides an alert action audit feature to track actions taken by individual users to resolve situations related to active alerts.  Alert audits also help validate that correct actions were performed in a timely fashion when critical events occur and are often valuable for fine tuning work flow.

Historian

The RTView Data Historian enables more effective analysis of metrics by providing views of real-time data that is presented with historical context. The Historian is commonly used for:

  • Business, Operations and Performance Analysis
    Users can implement trend charts to view and compare current real-time data with historical values and perform calculations on a wide range of metric values over a long period of time.

  • Baselines & and Alerting
    Support teams are able to create alerts when current metrics are outside the normal range using historical data as the baseline.

  • Reporting and Audit Trails
    Create a database that you can leverage for a variety of reporting or auditing tools, and for surveying your historical data.


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The Data Historian allows users to track current metrics in
context with historical information for better understanding
of performance issues.

The Historian has data management features to enable users to reduce the amount of data stored through rules that define how the data is aggregated and compacted.

Data Adapters

RTView Core includes the following data adapters:

Real-time Data Adapters

  1.  XML
  2.  Message-oriented Middleware
  1. TIBCO EMS, RV, Hawk
  2. BusinessWorks, BusinessEvents
  3. Sonic MQ
  4. IBM MQ
  5. Oracle WebLogic
  6. Other JMS
  3.  Infrastructure & Application Data
  1. JMX
  2. WMI
  3. SNMP
  4. Oracle Coherence
  5. Round Robin Data (RRD)
  6. Log 4j
  7. Splunk
  8. TIBCO Hawk AMI
  
  4. Complex Event Streams
  1. Streambase

Persistent Data Adapters

1. SQL (JDBC, ODBC)
2. OLAP



Custom Data Adapter API

1. http://data
2. Flat File
3. Web Services
4. Generic polled
5. Generic asynchronous