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Dynatrace APAC Perform 2017…. It’s a wrap!

Wow! 8 weeks in with Dynatrace and I’ve spent the last 3 weeks travelling around Australasia as part of our annual APAC #Perform event series. Like those who travel a fair bit for work, you’d know how tiring it can be, but nonetheless it has been an awesome trip and I’m back feeling more excited than ever! With events across Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, I’ve had the … read more

Introducing Log analytics premium (now in EAP)

We are very proud to introduce our newest addition to the product that is an extension of highly acclaimed Log analytics functionality available today. It removes all limits of the free version and also allows storing log data in central storage in the cloud (SaaS) or NFS (managed). If your environment qualifies for EAP, you will be able to enroll by using the invitation button on the Log Viewer screen. … read more

You can’t do eCommerce without an APM solution

We live in a fast-paced demand centric world, with access to anything 24/7.  With this being the new norm, businesses are quickly looking to adapt and this can be seen specifically in the retail industry.  As many retailers are closing their store fronts, they are making the business decision to focus their money into their online business.  While store sales decline, the 2016 holiday season brought in nearly $92B in … read more

Introducing Varnish cache monitoring

We’re happy to announce the public beta release of Varnish cache monitoring for Dynatrace. Varnish Cache is an HTTP accelerator that’s designed for dynamic, content-heavy web sites as well as heavily-consumed APIs. During the public beta release period, you need to manually enable Dynatrace Varnish cache monitoring before you can use it. To enable Varnish cache monitoring Go to Settings > Monitoring > Monitored technologies. On the Supported technologies tab, set the Varnish … read more

New menu entry point for web checks & synthetic availability monitoring

We’re currently working on significant enhancements to our synthetic availability monitoring options. Clickpath web checks and availability web checks will soon be complemented by powerful new synthetic monitoring options that you can use to test the availability of your web applications and key workflows. To access web checks, select Synthetic availability from the navigation bar. Here you’ll find that the previously named Web checks page has been renamed Synthetic checks (see image below). The functionality … read more

Google Play takes aim at poor performing apps

Nobody in the app community will have missed that Google fired a major shot at poor performing apps last week. Those that don’t take performance seriously will now be down-ranked on the Google Play store – making them harder to find. Google hasn’t disclosed the specifics of how its algorithm will rank app performance, but it’s believed to be based on: Application outages Battery usage Number of uninstalls Level of … read more

Request attributes: Java method argument capture is now supported

Dynatrace recently introduced request attributes, a valuable new service-monitoring feature that enables fine-grain service filtering and performance analysis. By defining request attributes for your service’s requests, you can enable advanced filtering for service requests across all Dynatrace analysis views. Once configured, request attributes help you to better understand the relationships between performance, errors, and application-specific meta data in your requests. Until now this functionality was only available for web request … read more

Real user monitoring: Support for Fetch API is now available

During the dawn of the web 2.0 era, back when web sites first began to evolve into the dynamic web applications that we know today, asynchronous web requests were sent via the XMLHttpRequest (XHR) API (commonly known as Ajax). Within the past two years, a new API type called Fetch API was introduced into all modern browsers to support such asynchronous requests. Beginning with OneAgent installations version 119 or higher, Dynatrace real user … read more

Easily configure detection of your environment’s custom application services

We’ve simplified the process for defining and managing custom-service monitoring in your environment. Custom services are application services that can’t be detected by Dynatrace out-of-the-box because they’re built on non-standard frameworks or technologies. With Dynatrace custom service detection, you can now define any method, class, or interface as the entry point of a service. Once configured, custom services are monitored alongside all the auto-detected services in your environment. The latest enhancement … read more

Compare service request performance and behavior over time

One of the most important and basic features of any performance monitoring solution is the ability to track metric trends over time (i.e., charting of time-series data). Dynatrace uses sophisticated charting to visualize changes in metric trends over time, making it easy to see trends at a glance. Comparison of trends within separate time periods has long been a challenge, however. When two time frames occur close together in time, you … read more