Chapter 1. Quick Start

Table of Contents

Overview
Simplified Installation
EAR Deployments
Log Analysis
Upload to an Oracle Database
Export to XML
Export to CSV
Export with custom XSL

Overview

Beet (from B.T., short for Behavior Tracking) records application metrics as a user (or programmatic agent) interacts with a Spring-based Java application.

No source-level modification is required in the instrumented application; measurement is enabled completely at runtime. Metrics are tied to a specific user and session, and can be collected for servlet requests, Java method calls, and/or SQL statements. Metrics can be stored in various file formats or directly in a relational database. The API is extensible to support other persistence mechanisms and metrics gathering at other layers of an application.

Chapter 2, Justification contains a more detailed discussion of where beet belongs in the broader picture of production monitoring.