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ELC and FiveRuns Team on Enterprise Ruby on Rails

ELC Technologies, a Santa Barbara, Calif.-based application developer company, has partnered with FiveRuns Corp. to support enterprise-grade Ruby on Rails (RoR) applications. The partnership will help enable ELC's enterprise customers to actively monitor the performance of their RoR applications.

Austin, Texas-based FiveRuns specializes in providing application monitoring solutions, particular for RoR-based applications. The company's RM-Manage solution monitors RoR applications via a hosted service. It provides views of controller actions and ActiveRecord interactions. It measures processing times and caching effectiveness, as well as the application's use of database connections, according to company literature.

ELC, a specialist in RoR programming, partnered with FiveRuns specifically to address the enterprise RoR application performance issues. ELC has provided applications to companies such as "Buy.com, Cisco, Live Nation, MediaTrust and TuneCore," according to an announcement issued by ELC and FiveRuns.

"Working with FiveRuns will allow our clients to easily manage their Rails deployments using FiveRuns' tools -- and to demonstrate for themselves that Rails can deliver enterprise performance as well as shortening time to deployment," stated Jonathan Siegel, founder and president of ELC Technologies, in the announcement.

Open source RoR, which combines the Ruby object-oriented scripting language with the Rails Framework, has excited developer interest for its ease of use. A recent QCon San Francisco panel discussion inquired as to why RoR hasn't yet seen greater adoption in the enterprise, without coming to precise conclusions.

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Kurt Mackie is online news editor, Enterprise Group, at 1105 Media Inc.

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