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The Cure for CIO Performance Anxiety?

Performance monitoring is making CIOs anxious.  According to IDG Research, 80% of CIOs rank application and network performance as a top priority, but only 16% believe they are doing it well. What is holding them back?  A lack of visibility, to start CIOs don’t have the benefit of unified, dashboard-level insights into their domain that their CMO and CFO counterparts enjoy. CMOs can easily see the results and plans of… read more

2017 Cyber Week Coverage / Black Friday and Cyber Monday Retail Digital Performance

It’s that time of year again, Cyber Week 2017.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a few days away and Retailers have been scrambling for months to make sure everything goes right this week.  We will be providing this live blog like we did in 2016, 2015 and 2014.  Through the course of this week we will be looking at which retailers are providing the… read more

Web checks have a new name: Synthetic monitors

Because “Synthetic monitoring” is such a widely used standard term for the automated availability monitoring of web applications, we’ve decided it’s time for a renaming of our web check monitoring functionality. Dynatrace now offers the following types of synthetic monitors: Browser monitors (previously known as “Availability web checks”) These monitors simulate a single page view with a real browser. These are perfect for monitoring the availability and performance baselines… read more

Multi-dimensional analysis views for service metrics and custom metrics

We recently released a number of new features related to request attributes. The two most important features relate to the ability to use request attributes in the context of request naming and error detection. For details on these features, see these recent blog posts: Track business transactions using advanced request naming rules Improved failure detection featuring business errors based on request attributes These enhancements facilitate your ability to… read more

The Lazy Hacker’s Survival Guide To re:Invent 2017

We get it! There’s a lot going on at AWS re:Invent this year. Six locations. Five days. Four hundred plus sponsors, and about a bajillion breakout sessions. It’s almost overwhelmingly awesome. But exhausting. And if you’re like us, you’re already battling some major FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) trying to figure out how you can fit it all in, without stressing out. It’s okay though. You can relax—and even slack—and… read more

We’re professionals & that is how we roll…

The other night, a few members of the Innovation Lab and the Product Management team decided that it’s time again to head out in the evening and have fun together. Even though we work closely together on a daily basis, we still like to spend time together after working hours. This reflects that Dynatracers are not only technical experts working on the worlds most awesome monitoring solution, but also have… read more

Java 9 language features

Java 9 ships with some minor—yet awesome—new language features that make developing easier and cleaner. In this post, we’ll take a look at three of these new features. Private interface methods You probably remember interface methods, which were introduced in Java 8. These are required so that Java itself, as well as framework vendors, can add new methods to interfaces without breaking pre-existing implementations. As these methods can become rather… read more

Solaris support for Java & Oracle/Apache HTTP Server now available (beta)

Dynatrace is proud to announce the availability of support for Solaris for Java and Apache HTTP Server (beta). What you get Service monitoring, code-level insights for Java with full framework support Service monitoring and real user monitoring for OHS/Apache Basic process and host-level monitoring metrics For complete instructions on setting up Dynatrace to monitor your Solaris based applications, please see How do I install OneAgent on Solaris? View… read more

How to ensure your customers’ data privacy during monitoring

The personal and professional lives of your customers and other consumers around the world increasingly take place online in the digital realm. It’s therefore not a surprise that data privacy is now such an urgent topic of concern. Countries around the globe have adopted various regulations to ensure the protection of their citizens’ personal information, and more regulation is certainly on the way. Your responsibilities for ensuring data privacy As a… read more

Using Dynatrace to Monitor RPA (Robotic Process Automation) Robots and BotFarms.

“What are you doing Dave?”  I’m writing a blog article on using Dynatrace to monitor RPA bots Hal.  Automation is a hot topic these days in most IT departments. There has been an industry rush to automate the enterprise and the burden to do this has fallen squarely onto the IT department’s lap.  As per usual vendors are pushing a variety of RPA platforms into organizations and most… read more