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How IT in the Age of Digital Transformation Is Like the Space Race By Susan Cole Next month will mark the 47th anniversary of Apollo 13. The film that recounts the story is a favorite of mine, probably because it so masterfully captures the incredible suspense, fear, and hope felt by people everywhere, that I personally recall very well. I also know how an organization’s digital transformation can generate similar reactions! Apollo 13 was likely a casualty of the space program’s incredibly aggressive schedule. NASA, with U.S. political and military leaders, was motivated by competition from the U.S.S.R. and fear of the potential consequences of not being first. Urgency often overruled caution. A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. “First” is a competitive imperative in business, too, creating an urgency around digital innovation. But unlike the s... (more)

Causation and Correlation in #Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM

Causation and Correlation: What Difference Does It Make? By Joseph Hoffman Causation and Correlation: What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Does it matter? Some vendors use time-based correlation to connect events across multiple observed data sets, and claim there’s a connection between two observed data sets. This type of approach is flawed and can lead to wildly inaccurate conclusions, which itself leads to wasted time by technical teams and high cost to the business. In the chart below we observe the Number of Requests and the Memory Utilization. Wow, the increase in the... (more)

Strong growth and the largest market share puts Dynatrace at #1. Again.

Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has ranked Dynatrace as the number one global Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution provider, once again. This ranking is based on 2016 market share revenue identified in Gartner’s report: “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016” for Performance Analysis: APM in the IT Operations Market. Here’s our interpretation of what this all means for Dynatrace and our customers:  Dynatrace is the stand out market share leader Thanks to another stellar year, we’ve seen our revenue reach USD 415.5M, which is a Yo... (more)

Cost & traffic control for mobile app monitoring

Dynatrace now provides a Cost and traffic control setting that you can use to reduce your session usage while monitoring your mobile apps. By default, Dynatrace captures all user actions and user sessions for analysis. This approach ensures complete insight into your application’s performance and customer experience. With the new Cost and traffic control setting, you can optionally reduce the granularity of user-action and user-session analysis by capturing a lower percentage of user sessions. While this setting can reduce monitoring costs, it also results in lower visibility int... (more)

Top 3 reasons to join us at Perform 2017

We’re in the final weeks before our global Perform 2017 event, and I couldn’t be feeling more satisfied with where things stand! And, as we work hard to finalize all the details, I find myself reflecting on best reasons for why you should join us in Las Vegas from 6-9 February: 1.) Main stage case studies are first rate I’m particularly excited about the digital travel experience segment on Tuesday which features some pretty cool names in the travel industry – Marriott and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Four brands in total deliver a connected story about how each one uses Dynatrace to ... (more)