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Every day, we help our customers deliver the best experiences and success for their customers. That’s a big part of what digital performance is all about. But that’s not all we do. We take customer success very seriously for our own clients, too. We help them reach and exceed their goa...
For the train companies of the United Kingdom, today was a tough one. How’s this for a headline (which we all gazed at during our morning coffee break): If you haven’t heard, you can read all about how the poor train companies of the UK copped a battering by commuters on social a...
It was the best of load balancers, it was the worst of load balancers, it was the age of happy users, it was the age of frustrated users. I get to see a variety of interesting network problems; sometimes these are first-hand, but more frequently now these are through our partner organi...
Dynatrace OneAgent enables you to track each individual request from end to end. This enables Dynatrace artificial intelligence to automatically identify the root causes of detected problems and to analyze transactions using powerful analysis features like service flow and the service-...
We’ve been talking a lot about OpenStack over the past few months, and with good reason. Its explosive growth in popularity within the enterprise has enabled large, interoperable application architectures and, with this, a need for app-centric monitoring of the OpenStack cloud. There a...
One of the more rewarding parts of my job is working with our team on customer stories. I always feel like a great case study has so much external and internal value, that they should be shared as widely as possible. So, after just a few moments on our site and YouTube channel, I’...
Velocity has transformed over the last couple of years – such as how organizations transformed their way of building, scaling and maintaining the software that powers their business. I remember the early days of Velocity where it was all about Web Performance Optimization, then i...
OneAgent General improvements and fixes Early Access Program for Linux PowerPC (Little-endian) hosts running on RedHat and CentOS. The EAP includes deep monitoring of Java, Node.js as well as system, network, plugin metrics and log analytics. Garden injection for new garden-runc 1.2.0 ...
It was a huge week in digital performance last week. In what I hope is the first of a weekly series (depending on your feedback), here’s the lowdown. Dynatrace is the first monitoring solution to provide full stack insight into Cloud Foundry We are thrilled to announce that Dynat...
With the latest release of Dynatrace, we’ve introduced a new way to configure custom charts that makes dashboard creation easier and more intuitive. We’ve also introduced a valuable new type of dashboard tile called a “blinking light” tile. Create custom charts ...
Dynatrace support for Cloud Foundry applications has been available for some time now, helping application teams better understand and optimize their distributed microservices environments. As we work tirelessly to provide you with full insights into your technology stack, I’m happy to...
Modernizing and optimizing. Transforming. If you’re in IT, you hear these terms frequently. They likely mean different things to different organizations, but there are a couple of recurring themes. Increasing agility to respond in real time to shifts in business demands. Managing the c...
Politics aside, today’s testimony by James Comey provides a fascinating look at how events can impact Digital Experience Management for news media organizations. I’m using the term Digital Experience Management (DEM) because the industry (Including Gartner and Forrester Research) has i...
Help us improve Dynatrace Managed To better understand how you and your organization’s end users make use of Dynatrace Managed, we now provide you the option of sending Dynatrace usage data from your end-users’ browsers directly back to Dynatrace. We analyze this informatio...
We’re happy to announce that, in addition to support for Java and Node.js applications, Dynatrace now also provides monitoring support for PHP and Staticfile applications that are deployed in Cloud Foundry PaaS environments. Cloud Foundry is a Platform-as-a-Service that consists of a s...
Users can be demanding, and you won’t find a more demanding group than social savvy millennials. These punks have grown up believing they pretty much know everything, are never wrong, and demand immediate, accurate responses when interacting on social. If websites are slow or app...
Dynatrace tracks all requests from end-to-end and automatically monitors the services that underly each transaction. The performance and attributes of each request can be analyzed in detail. You can even create custom, multi-faceted filters that enable you to analyze call sequences fro...
Hot from the lab: Latest releases center on unification, scalability and powerful analytics that tie back to business metrics. Innovation has always been at the core of the Dynatrace culture. We invest heavily in our product development so that our 500+ global R&D experts continue ...
Web check analysis just got even better. Following the recent introduction of user-action waterfall analysis and JavaScript error analysis into Dynatrace real user monitoring, we’ve now made both features additionally available for web checks. Web checks are synthetic user visits...
The OpenStack Summit at the Hynes convention center earlier this month was a blast. Exciting keynotes where we heard that we’re in the age of 2nd generation private clouds, where everything is virtualized and the focus shifts on the applications again. That enables the OpenStack commun...
As Bob learned in the first posting in this three-part series previous blog, technology alone can’t deliver a healthy lifestyle. Likewise, having a successful APM program isn’t just about seeing what’s happening on a computer screen; it’s about doing something about it. You have to ali...
John van Siclen, CEO of Dynatrace opened the Partner Summit in Lisbon Portugal, with a simple quote: “We are the APM leader, twice the size of our competition and we thank you, our partners for being critical to this success in the past, but also critical to our success in the future.”...
As a performance consultant, I get called on to address various performance issues. One of our recent scalability issues happened on a micro service exposing a REST API. The micro service runs on Apache Tomcat, on an AWS EC2 instance, in a VPC. It uses ehcache as in-memory cache and Dy...
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 M...
As Dynatrace user session analysis has been in beta release for some time now, we’ve had a chance to address your feedback and improve the views and workflow for some of the use cases. Over the past weeks, we’ve made numerous small, but valuable, improvements to Dynatrace u...
OneAgent Java Spring Web Services client .NET Service Fabric SDK 2.5 support Heap and other ETW metrics for .NET Core Node.js Node.js now reports the loaded packages and versions. To view Node.js package and version detail, expand the Properties section on any Node.js process page. Gen...
Automatic and multidimensional performance baselining of all your service requests is a powerful way to quickly detect abnormal behavior in your environment. While baseline violations serve as great trigger events for initiating deeper problem analysis, not all potential real user impa...
JavaScript Errors can happen for many different reasons: special behavior of certain browsers that weren’t tested; a real coding mistake that slipped through the delivery pipeline; poorly handled timeouts, and I am sure the list goes on. In this blog we discuss yet a different reason w...
Waterfall analysis view of user actions enables you to see which resources are loaded with each user action and the impact that individual resources have on overall user action duration. For some time now, we’ve provided you with the option of viewing summaries of action duration...
Dynatrace automatically generates user action names based on either underlying HTML page file names (for example, Loading of page index.html)  or XHR URLs (for example, http://example.com/api/login). An earlier article explains your options for automated user action naming and explores...
One of the key features of Dynatrace Real user monitoring is our ability to uniquely identify your users across different browsers and devices. This enables you to analyze the user experience of individual users during user session analysis. Dynatrace initially assigns a unique, random...
Recently, we’ve made some significant improvements to Dynatrace University (DTU), based on customer feedback along with information gathered electronically from actual customer experiences, and based on our own digital transformation. We had three goals in mind: innovate, optimize cust...
As a performance architect, I get called into various production performance issues. One of our recent production issues happened on Tomcat AppServer running on an AWS EC2 instance in a VPC. VPC is joined with an on-premise DNS server. This service calls another micro service. When ser...
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’...
Manual configuration of IP addresses for cluster nodes To simplify the installation of Dynatrace within complex networks (where auto-detected IP addresses typically aren’t usable as endpoints for OneAgent traffic or the Dynatrace web UI), Dynatrace now enables you to manually spe...
Have a unique technology or custom application that Dynatrace doesn’t monitor out-of-the-box? No problem! We’re proud to announce the beta release of custom monitoring plugins for Dynatrace. Now you can build your own plugins to serve your unique monitoring needs. With cust...
Over the past couple of years, we’ve discovered that classifying detected problems based solely on impact to related services and applications is insufficient. For example, serious application availability problems can sometimes be difficult to recognize amidst unrelated infrastr...
Within large, dynamic environments, the number of processes running on your hosts can become overwhelming. For this reason, Dynatrace only monitors process group types that are considered to be important. Valuable process group types that Dynatrace reports on by default include: Java a...
Not all data is created equal. Sensitive customer data must be protected and kept confidential at all times. This is why your organization must do everything it can to limit the capture and viewing of your customers’ private information. New permissions added To help you in this ...
Successful operation and maintenance of large-scale microservices infrastructures can be a big challenge for DevOps teams. You need a powerful full-stack monitoring solution like Dynatrace to gather all relevant performance, error, and availability monitoring data. You also need a reli...