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Docker container monitoring in a hypercomplex world: notes from DockerCon 2017

We’ve just wrapped up at DockerCon and I wanted to share some of the key highlights from such an electric and high-energy event. Our booth was absolutely jammed, as we showcased our unique approach to monitoring Docker environments, caused by a word-of-mouth surge. Here’s my take: #1. Nearly everyone at the event is moving to Docker in a big way for its flexibility and scalability. #2. Complexity of container environments and … read more

IoT complexity and self-driving cars – live interview

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 interview: Cisco’s acquisition of AppDynamics and how the buy-out figure wasn’t a surprise at all to Dynatrace. APM is … read more

Cloud and microservices

IoT complexity and self-driving cars – live interview

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 interview: Cisco’s acquisition of AppDynamics and how the buy-out figure wasn’t a surprise at all to Dynatrace. APM is … read more

We tested 3 messages on the ground floor of AWS Sydney. Here’s what happened.

I was fortunate enough to be on the stand at the AWS Summit in Sydney. I say fortunate, because I simply love being able to demo our monitoring solution and see people’s reactions. It’s also a great chance to try on some of our brand messages to see if they resonate. This is my take on the event. Message 1: Sexy dashboards that are outclassed by AI and Problem Resolution … read more

My SAP Hybris Digital Live Summit Takeaways

You can’t really say that I participated in SAP Hybris’ Digital Live Summit (#SAPHybrisLive) yesterday. It was a global event spread across multiple time zones – so yesterday doesn’t apply here. It was a unprecedented online event of a kind I’ve never before experienced. The event followed the sun, started in Singapore, continued in Munich, and finished in New York. 21 hours of live-streaming content and numerous on-demand content items made available for consumption … read more

Application performance management

Monitoring .NET Core Applications with Dynatrace

This post was coauthored with Georg Schausberger. 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 reached RTM state. So, the framework is RTM, the tooling for development is also RTM, and we believe that … read more

Going head to head in APM: Dynatrace VS AppDynamics

The APM (application performance management) market is one of the most watched and in-demand tech industries today. Why? Because perfect application performance is undeniably the holy grail for every modern business. That’s why we set about redefining how global businesses approach APM more than four years ago. You see, we saw on the horizon just how insanely complex and hyperscale our IT environments were about to get. So, we worked … read more

DevOps

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Regressions in Continuous Performance Environments

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 Performance Environment. Dynatrace builds are deployed daily. Different load patterns are constantly running simulating traffic of thousands of agents. For this purpose we wrote our own performance testing tool because we have some … read more

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Architectural Regressions in Continuous Functional Testing

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 features need to be improved to deliver what we promise. On my last trip … read more

DevOps tool chain: Shift-Left with Bamboo, SoapUI, JMeter and Dynatrace

Dynatrace is a true player in the DevOps tool chain. We built Dynatrace to provide fast feedback on code quality all the way from Dev, via Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery, all the way into production. The same Dynatrace solution for every pipeline stage to provide fast metrics-based feedback loops on code changes that you are pushing from left (Dev) to right (Ops). Shift-Left therefore really means that we want to identify … read more

Inside the Black Box Part 3 — VBScript

The third topic of the “black box” series brings us to VBScript. For people interested in the first part, Generated Code, please click here. For the second part, Python, please click here. The first question which came to my mind when someone wanted to instrument VBScript was “Why would someone want to instrument a script?”. The answer to that question is that VBScript is not only something used to script … read more

Digital experience

Dynatrace performance benchmarks and 2017 Best of the Web

Digital experience has changed dramatically from when Dynatrace became the Internet authority back in the eCommerce era of the early 2000’s. Through the evolution of the Web, mobile and now Internet of things, Dynatrace has delivered the most advanced capabilities in digital experience monitoring. Today, that means having comprehensive visibility to how digital assets are responding to customers, and the confidence that everything works as it should. For years, we’ve … read more

The impact of JavaScript errors and How to monitor JavaScript errors using Real User Monitoring!

These days we are moving more and more logic towards the user into the browser to achieve higher performance and better user experience. There are Single Page Application frameworks like AngularJS, React, Ember and others supporting this trend. If it works, everything is fine. But with this trend a JavaScript error can become a website killer. What does this mean? Below you can see the same page twice, but depending on the … read more

My SAP Hybris Digital Live Summit Takeaways

You can’t really say that I participated in SAP Hybris’ Digital Live Summit (#SAPHybrisLive) yesterday. It was a global event spread across multiple time zones – so yesterday doesn’t apply here. It was a unprecedented online event of a kind I’ve never before experienced. The event followed the sun, started in Singapore, continued in Munich, and finished in New York. 21 hours of live-streaming content and numerous on-demand content items made available for consumption … read more

Dynatrace product news

Source map support for JavaScript error analysis

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 JavaScript source maps. When JavaScript is deployed into production within modern web applications, it’s typically “minified” or transformed in some way to improve performance (see example minified JavaScript file highlighted … read more

User session analysis for mobile users

The latest Dynatrace release introduces mobile user session analysis. This enables you to seamlessly analyze each of your mobile user’s journeys through your applications. Within today’s digital consumer environments, having a mobile-first strategy for the marketing of your applications is imperative for business success. No matter if your users visit your web offerings via smartphone or tablet in a mobile browser or a downloadable native mobile app, your business success depends on … read more

Customizable naming for auto-detected server-side services

Dynatrace automatically detects and names your applications’ server-side services based on basic properties of your application deployment and configuration. These properties and the resulting service names should be intuitive to you because they reflect your service landscape. In some cases however, the default naming scheme may not be to your liking or may not adequately reflect your service landscape. In other instances, you may want to add certain process or … read more

Company and culture

Dynatrace Europe Tour: APM Perspectives from London, Paris & Linz

Last week I made my way through Europe, touring our offices in the UK, France, Germany and Austria. It was a spectacular week encompassing media interviews, fresh technical unveilings, team lunches, and meet ups with some very significant brands. For me, it was a week that truly showed how far we’ve come, and how far ahead of our competition we really are. First stop, the UK! London Always great to … read more

‘Tis the Season for Dynatrace

Twas the night before “go live” and everyone knew, If the code didn’t work, their careers would be through. The code was reviewed and load tests were started, Every metric was precisely charted. The results came back and they were relieved, For all of their functional goals were achieved. Only one final approval to put it in prod, The manager signed off and gave it a nod. The final milestone … read more

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