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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...
The fourth and, for now, final topic of the black box series brings us to Perl. For people interested in the first part, generated code, please click here, for the second part, Python, please click here and for the third part, VBScript, please click here. Perl was the first of the ADK ...
The cloud has now been around for a while and has transitioned from being a place where the cool kids play to an integral part of any companies IT and application strategy. The first and most obvious step is to handle compute power not within the own datacenter but rather the cloud. Sp...
I love the outcry that surrounds a digital service outage. It’s almost as though someone has turned off the oxygen for a few moments. So, it comes as no surprise that everyone went a bit crazy when Whatsapp went down for a few hours on Wednesday night. The usual scenario played out ...
DockerCon 2017 was three days of jam-packed action. As each day closed, I took some time to reflect with my colleagues on the hottest elements of our demos and discussions. We ended up with three solid demo videos covering key aspects of our solution for Docker environments. Auto-disco...
Planning to be in Orlando, Florida from May 6-11 for ServiceNow Knowledge 17? If so, be sure to visit the Dynatrace team at booth #602 for a demonstration of how Dynatrace detects service performance and availability problems in real time. This year’s ServiceNow Knowledge conference fo...
Red Hat Summit officially kicks off tomorrow at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  As the team and I gear up for an exciting week of conversations, presentations and networking, I want to share a few thoughts on why we at Dynatrace consider Red Hat such a strong, valued part...
Custom configurations of Security Gateway on Linux are now automatically persisted during version updates—so there’s no longer a need to re-enter configuration settings following updates. This enhancement applies to the following settings: proxy-server proxy-port proxy-scheme pro...
You no longer need to enter edit mode on a host page or browse through your environment’s Deployment status page to figure out which version of OneAgent is running on each of your hosts. To view the installed version of OneAgent on a monitored host Select Hosts in the navigation ...
Dynatrace Detroit is home to hundreds of employees whose responsibilities range from engineering to finance, to customer service, and everything else in-between. Our new home is 2000 Brush St. Suite 501, Detroit MI! Local Detroiters may know Dynatrace as a former business unit of the m...
Hamsters are nocturnal rodents and, therefore, are mostly active during the night. My boyfriend and I do have a hamster, and curiosity led us to start thinking about how we could track some of his activities, specifically how far he is able to run within a night. So we decided to turn ...
Dynatrace AppMon 2017 May is available for everyone along the continuous delivery pipeline that wants to push better performing and scaling code into production. Whether you want to develop, test, architect or run your application in production – just sign up for the Dynatrace AppMon P...
Just as Dynatrace has redefined monitoring for Cloud Native, Micro-Services and Web Scale DevOps through Dynatrace SaaS & Managed, we’ve also been innovating on our Dynatrace AppMon & UEM solution. Thanks to feedback from our users and our passionate engineering teams, Dy...
Dynatrace already provides a range of options for generating consistent and readable user action names. With the latest release, we’ve added another option for generating user action names that provides you with even greater flexibility: user action names based on user input type...
Dynatrace OneAgent is a tremendously powerful tool for automatically collecting all important technology metrics and transactions within your environment. There are however certain situations where it’s not possible to install OneAgent directly on hosts (for example, 3rd party cloud pl...
Dynatrace is having a great time at DockerCon, discussing all things Docker! The tradeshow floor is electric, and you can feel the energy and enthusiasm from all the attendees. The show floor continues to be packed, and so is our booth. We missed our friends from New Relic and AppDynam...
If you follow the development of the .NET framework you probably know that there are some tremendous changes in the Microsoft world: the cross-platform, open-source implementation of .NET, the .NET Core was released and with Visual Studio 2017 finally the tooling for development also r...
Having all detail related to detected JavaScript errors immediately available makes it easy to analyze, reproduce, and ultimately fix errors that affect your users. The latest Dynatrace release takes JavaScript error analysis to the next level with the introduction of support for JavaS...
In my previous blog I addressed how we use Dynatrace on Dynatrace in our Continuous Functional Testing Environment. During that same visit to our engineering lab in Linz, Austria I also spoke with Thomas Steinmaurer, Performance Architect for Dynatrace. He oversees our Continuous Perfo...
OneAgent Java Support for Mongo Async driver .NET .NET Core Beta support for Windows Node.js Redis support Nginx Support for Nginx Plus R12 was added General improvements and fixes Injection into Docker 1.12+ installed from RPM Support for Fedora 25 Detection of Couchbase, CouchDB, Rab...
This week, I was interviewed on Cheddar TV – a super modern, social-powered tech and finance news outlet that receives about a million live views per day across its site and social channels. You can watch the live interview here: And here are the main points we hit on during the interv...
At Dynatrace we not only sell our performance monitoring solutions to our customers – we use them in the way we want our customers to use them. The benefit of this “eat your own dog food” – or – “drink your own Champagne” (as we like to call it) is that we see first-hand if our feature...