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HP DDMA ranked best discovery & dependency mapping software for CMDB,Configuration management system

Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) released their Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) Radar™ Report earlier today . The EMA Radar Report reviews seven providers of ADDM solutions and compares their ability to deliver application and/or service dependency maps across the heterogeneous hardware and software ecosystems underlying today’s business applications. This EMA Radar Report takes a balanced look at the “configuration-centric” core application discovery and dependency market as well as the rapidly evolving real-time, performance-oriented application discovery and dependency market. It does so from both a CMDB/CMS and an application performance perspective.


The EMA Radar report reviews seven value leaders in the ADDM space and ranked HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping Advanced Edition ( DDMA ) software the highest value provider and “best of the show” product among the seven vendors reviewed.  Following quote from the radar report summarizes the HP DDMA leadership really well :-


“HP Discovery and Dependency Mapping (DDMA) made a strong showing, scoring above the norm on Functionality, Vendor Strength, and Architecture/Integration. HP’s broad product features are well thought-out and executed, with built-in support for mainframe and storage discovery at reasonably granular levels. In addition, HP covers a wide variety of virtualization platforms. HP’s Universal Configuration Management Database (UCMDB) is packaged with DDMA and has a built-in reconciliation engine that reconciles CIs across discovered, integrated, and federated data. In terms of overall point count, HP led the pack, and from a functionality perspective, this product was “best of show.””


In a webinar to present this report, EMA’s research director, Julie Craig mentioned that HP UCMDB and DDMA offers leading configuration management system solution in the industry. She mentioned that DDMA has one of the best discovery technology  depth, breadth, data modeling, scalability and integration with other technologies from HP and other vendors. She also mentioned that HP has best support for CI states. In addition to the features and functionalities, Julie highlighted that  HP’s online community for content delivery/sharing and weekly calls of DDMA/UCMDB practitioners is truly a value-add for HP customers.


The report also covers the strengths and weaknesses of six other vendors and some latest trend in ADDM segment.


Overall, I think that EMA report does a very good job in providing an overview of  the Application Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ADDM) segment and reviewing various products and solutions offered in this segment.  Off course, as the product marketing manager for HP DDMA, It is really good to see HP DDMA highlighted as overall value leader in the EMA Radar report J


As Julie mentioned in the EMA webinar today, HP offers value beyond the rich functionality of HP DDMA by offering up-to-date content, product information, and access to experts, and best practices via the 24x7 online communities at HP Live Network. Through the HP Live Network, customers get access to:


  • Quarterly content packs that includes content that extends the breadth and depth of discovery with new discovery patterns and integration with partner
  • Downloadable content packs, integration packages, and documentation
  • Sharing of discovery content and best practices
  • Discussion forums on DDMA and related topics


HP, partners and customers make discovery content and integration adapters available at the Live Network community for early access and feedback. These content are made generally available as part of content pack after addressing the feedback during the early access.


The latest content pack 7 of DDMA was released in September 2010 and it focused on adding new and improving existing discovery capabilities for virtualization and cluster infrastructure. HP is now getting ready to deliver Industry’s largest discovery content pack (8) in January 2011. A lot of the content planned for the content pack 8 are now already available for early access at HP Live Network .


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Anand is a senior product marketing manager at HP Software . Anand is responsible for marketing and sales enablement for Discovery and Depen...

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