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Close Encounters with Out of This World Digital Experience

As technologists, we find ourselves in the middle of tumultuous times and radical change: cloud, containers, automation, artificial intelligence, mobility, the Internet of Things, cyberwarfare, digital transformation, and more! When the $&#! hits the fan, military strategists reference a mental framework called the OODA loop, to sort chaos into clarity. At Perform 2017, we were reminded of how customers continue to find clarity amidst today’s complexity by focusing on their … read more

Perform 2017 ends with a standing ovation

Perform 2017 finished as it should: with all 75 presenting customers and partners back on stage to receive a standing ovation. That’s what this global event is all about –  customer networking, shared learnings, and proud moments that showcase how Dynatrace’s innovative stride makes customers’ lives easier and more successful. “This is a gathering of the Dynatrace family,” one attendee aptly summarized on social media. Fast forward one week and … read more

Cloud and microservices

Running Microservices with Cloud Foundry and AWS

In this presentation, Johannes Engelke (twitter: @quablab), SAP Hybris, Product Owner for Backend Services, gave us an overview of what his team is doing to run and build their Hybris as a service (YaaS) microservices platform on AWS.  Their application uses many different technologies, and due to our broadest support of cloud-native technologies, Dynatrace supports their monitoring needs.  Dynatrace has a tight relationship with SAP Hybris and the only APM … read more

5 Starter Tips to Deliver Outstanding Salesforce Commerce Cloud/Demandware Performance

As a certified Salesforce Commerce Cloud LINK Technology Partner we provide  a broad  range of Commerce Cloud customers with Synthetic and/or Real User Monitoring insight into the performance of their applications and associated customer experiences. This wealth of data enables us to provide insight into trends, pitfalls, and best practice for Commerce Cloud implementations that are based on quantitative data. We also have access to our own Sandbox environments where … read more

Cloud-Native Evolution: How Companies Go Digital

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released a new book on cloud migration strategies, reflecting on our experiences and lessons-learned in working with many industry leading companies around the world. It is co-authored by Peter Putz, Alois Mayr, Dirk Wallerstorfer, and noted full-stack developer Anna Gerber – a regular contributor to O’Reilly Media’s distinguished technology series. This book is specifically written for senior engineers and managers who want to learn … read more

Application performance management

The myth of “mission-critical”: Irrational thinking in modern IT management

I was reading an article today that discusses managing “mission-critical” applications. I really dislike that term. It’s trite, it’s dated – even nonsensical. It suggests that applications fall into two groups – mission-critical, and…optional? marginal? unnecessary? one step away from being voted off the island? Here’s the fallacy with that view – people that run IT organizations are smart, and they invest in stuff that matters to the business. They … read more

Everywhere, people are less patient. How Performance Engineering helps Watson Health manage?

Did you know that the volume of healthcare data just reached 150 exabytes, and will soon be at zettabyte and yottabyte scale?  Moreover, 80% of healthcare data is invisible to current systems because it is unstructured! In this session “Evolving performance engineering: How business drives performance management” we’ve looked at how business drivers are shaping the need for the next-level APM at IBM Watson Health. With Dynatrace, IBM Watson Health … read more

DevOps

DevOps from the Front Lines: Enterprise Adoption Principles and Pitfalls

So, what do I think of when I’m told a company wants to adopt DevOps? The first thing that comes to mind is the size of the organization, and how far they want to take DevOps best practices. I really want to know what DevOps adoption will mean for the company. In my experience, it gets especially interesting for large organizations that rely on a lot of applications and teams. There … read more

Inside the black box – Generated code

With the requirement to deliver new software releases faster, and more frequently, many companies choose to automate some, or all, of the code development. Developers can create flows in an integrated development environment (IDE) such as JDeveloper, Eclipse or another tool without seeing a single line of code. Once the process is defined in the flow view the IDE creates one or more files which is read in by the … read more

Causation and Correlation: What difference does it make?

Causation and Correlation: What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Does it matter? Some vendors use time-based correlation to connect events across multiple observed data sets, and claim there’s a connection between two observed data sets. This type of approach is flawed and can lead to wildly inaccurate conclusions, which itself leads to wasted time by technical teams and high cost to the business. In the chart below we observe … read more

How a Digital Experience Center (DEC) aligns development, operations and the business for the best customer experience?

Backed by the right technology and expertise, Digital Experience Centers (DECs) offer visual platforms for dynamic collaboration between dev, prod, and ops teams together with business stakeholders. They support an agile DevOps culture across an entire organization. This in turn positions user experience squarely as the top priority. They teach us how Dynatrace can bring customer insights, visibility into new stack technologies, and detailed management of the deployment pipeline to … read more

Digital experience

Zurich insurance: a transformational model for improving customer experience

As we move further from a physical world towards software based architectures, transformation of management approaches need to change! Customer experience has become the primary focus for best in class service delivery. Zurich Insurance have recognized this need and have taken steps to address key transformational shifts through integrating Dynatrace technology within a service management framework. The industrialized approach to providing business and customer experience insights has increased transparency and … read more

Visually Complete & Speed Index for Real User Monitoring (RUM)

I am very excited, and proud, to let you know that we brought Visually Complete and Speed Index to real user monitoring. This used to be available only in Synthetic. Whilst this was great now being able to immediately correlate Visually Complete metrics against core business metrics like bounce rates, error rates, and conversions opens a new dimension of insight. This is great news for the industry according to, Patrick Meenan, … read more

Dynatrace Performance Bowl 2017 Digital Experience, Live Blog Coverage

It’s that time of year again! The final game of the NFL season!  According to reports from Adweek 30-second spots are running $5 million USD. That is a substantial investment for a brief ad, and while everyone will gauge the success of the ads on their creativity, there will be an unspoken, hidden component as to whether these ads were truly success for the businesses advertising during the Big Game. TOC: Don’t let digital complexity fumble … read more

Dynatrace product news

Introducing PHP-FPM monitoring (beta)

We’re happy to announce the beta release of Dynatrace PHP-FPM monitoring! Dynatrace PHP-FPM monitoring provides information about connections, slow requests, and processes. Now you’ll know immediately if your PHP-FPM is underperforming. And when problems occur, it’s easy to see which hosts are affected. To view PHP-FPM monitoring insights Click Technologies in the navigation menu. Click the PHP tile. To view cluster metrics, expand the Details section of the PHP-FPM process group. Click the Process group details button.  On the Process group details … read more

Automatically fetch & leverage process-group attributes via Dynatrace API

The Dynatrace API can now be used to seamlessly integrate the process-group attributes that are discovered by Dynatrace OneAgent—for example, technology overview and topology details—into your existing reporting and operations processes. Process-group properties returned by the API can be leveraged in numerous ways depending on the needs of your DevOps teams. Leverage technology overview information The Dynatrace Technology overview presents all of the process-group technology-related information that is detected by Dynatrace … read more

Dynatrace Managed feature update for version 112

Following the release of version 112, here are the latest enhancements that we’ve introduced to Dynatrace Managed. Improved notifications for infrastructure issues To ensure the continuous, reliable operation of Dynatrace Managed Server in your environment, Dynatrace Managed now automatically performs periodic checks to confirm that health of your infrastructure. When a problem with the response time or availability of your hosts or other infrastructure components is detected, a problem event is automatically … read more

Company and culture

‘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

Constantly innovating. 7 years an APM leader.

When you’re an APM leader, innovation is everything. But investing in R&D means a dual focus on core capabilities and new advancements – constantly weaving the two together, to create a formidable offering that will address the deep and complex needs of existing and future customers. At Dynatrace, we invest more in redefining the APM industry than anyone else. We believe that’s why we’ve been positioned as a leader for … read more

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