Why this acronym?

Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time lapse, a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens. (Wikipedia)

Kairos is a tool intended to analyze and correlate events coming from computer environments. 

Kairos allows to analyze events at second level in a particular area (here ASH data coming from Oracle) ...

... via an analysis of a day of activity in another area (here waiting programs in Oracle E-Business suite) ...

... until a consolidated view grouping nodes on several month in a third area (here NMON data cumulated on 2 nodes).

  • KAIROS …
  • … addresses statistics coming from any domain (Database, System, Middleware, Applications, …)
  • … allows to average, aggregate data on time axis
  • … allows to consolidate data among nodes
  • … allows to compare activities in time or between nodes
  • … helps an expert to identify slownesses, consuming resources or drifts