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Ensuring Uptime for Healthcare

“There is no tolerance for downtime in healthcare, which is why we bought Pepperdata. We started using Pepperdata on day one because Pepperdata instruments and monitors the resources as well as the applications running on the Clearsense Platform.

"No else does that. We couldn’t do what we do without Pepperdata,”
–Dr. Charles Boicey, Clearsense Chief Innovation Officer
Recorded Feb 4 2019 2 mins
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    Dr. Charles Boicey, Clearsense Chief Innovation Officer
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    We have no tolerance for downtime, which is why we use Pepperdata.”
    ~ Clearsense Chief Innovation Officer Charles Boicey
Performance Management for Big Data
Pepperdata is the Big Data performance company. Fortune 1000 enterprises depend on Pepperdata to manage and optimize the performance of Hadoop and Spark applications and infrastructure. Developers and IT Operations use Pepperdata soluions to diagnose and solve performance problems in production, increase infrastructure efficiencies, and maintain critical SLAs. Pepperdata automatically correlates performance issues between applications and operations, accelerates time to production, and increases infrastructure ROI. Pepperdata works with customer Big Data systems on-premises and in the cloud.

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