This chapter covers the following concepts:
Types of Performance Tuning—application and system
Understanding the WebSphere queuing mechanism, and configuring it appropriately to your application and environment
Configuring and tuning specific components of the application server to maximize performance
Performance tuning is, by definition, gaining higher throughput and achieving lower response time for user requests. A common misconception exists where architects believe that adding additional hardware or running more concurrent JVMs will guarantee performance improvements. In many cases it will improve performance. The misconception is that this is the best and only way to improve performance. ...