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Customer complaint resolution in today’s digital multi-channel world!

I have seen many companies struggle to find out what issues may be driving customer complaints when they come in to a support or service center, and today’s digital multi-channel strategies do not make it easier. With customer complaints, the following question always surfaces: Is the complaint because of a technical issues or is it something else? To get visibility into technical issues many companies have tried web session recording… 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 and microservices

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

Monitoring OpenShift Applications with Dynatrace

Based on Docker and the Kubernetes container cluster manager, Red Hat OpenShift is the next generation container platform for developing, deploying and running containerized applications conveniently and at scale. In this article, Chris Morgan (@cmorgan_cloud), Technical Director for OpenShift Ecosystem, and Martin Etmajer (@metmajer), Technology Lead at the Dynatrace Innovation Lab, discuss why OpenShift and the Dynatrace digital performance management solution are a perfect combination. The interview is led by Franz Karlsberger (@fraka7),… read more

AWS re:Invent 2016

Amazon AWS re:Invent 2016 is quickly approaching and Dynatrace is proud to be participating for the third year in a row, this year as a platinum sponsor.  With an expected 24,000 attendees, this will be the largest gathering of the Amazon Web Services community. As the only fully-automated monitoring solution for private, hybrid and public clouds, Dynatrace will be showcasing the power of a full-stack, machine learning (AI) monitoring solution…. read more

Application performance management

Monitoring ASP.NET Core applications

One of the hot topics currently in the .NET community is CoreCLR and ASP.NET Core. As most probably you already know: Microsoft decided to create a cross platform, high performance version of ASP.NET, which they even open-sourced. What is ASP.NET Core? There are many great posts about the basics of ASP.NET Core, so in this post we do not talk about the programming model and the differences between ASP.NET Core… read more

Defending the Network: Flow vs. Wire Data

In recent months, at multiple customers, I’ve had the opportunity to observe shockingly similar problems that follow an unfortunately common scenario: There is a perceived site issue A war room or incident is started The network is quickly thrown under the bus Why? Because the complaints are only coming from one site; therefore, it MUST be a network issue This predicament results in the network team reeling backward as they scramble… read more

DevOps

Detecting the N+1 Asynchronous Thread Problem Pattern

I’ve been offering my help in analyzing performance data for quite a while now. Most of the time when analyzing PurePaths, load testing outputs or production log files, I find very similar problem patterns. This fact inspired us to automate problem detection in Dynatrace AppMon 6.5. Even though I think we cover a big part of common patterns, I am always on the lookout for something new – something I… read more

Tracing is the new Debugging in Distributed App Development

Debugging is the developer’s best friend when it comes to understanding how code really executes – especially when trying to figure out why the code is not behaving as expected. Debugging works exceptionally well in monolithic apps or in service-oriented apps when you know exactly to which service instance you need to attach your debugger. In modern application architectures that embrace micro-services which either run on your machine, in a… read more

Adding the ‘How’ to ‘What’ for Sitecore Helix Test Automation

Prologue Following the introduction of the Sitecore Helix framework at Sitecore Symposium 2016 in New Orleans, and after attending Sitecore User Groups where Helix has been discussed, I wanted to take this opportunity to share insights on how to achieve the automation aspects outlined in Helix. By adding Dynatrace AppMon into your DevOps Continuous Integration (CI) / Continuous Deployment (CD) processes, you automatically ensure the highest levels of quality, performance,… read more

Scaling DevOps Deployments with AWS CodePipeline & Dynatrace

AWS CodePipeline is a more recent addition to Amazon Web Services – allowing development teams to push code changes from source check-in all the way into production in a very automated way. While code pipelines like that are not new (e.g: XebiaLabs, Electric Cloud, Jenkins Pipeline), Amazon provides seamless integration options for AWS CodeCommit, S3, CodeDeploy, Elastic Beanstalk, Cloud Formation as well as integration options for popular external DevOps tools… read more

Digital experience

Sitecore Performance Tips: What’s Geography Got to Do with It?

It’s not very often that data aligns perfectly to illustrate a topic. Typically, there are very clear trends among the outlying data points that clearly support the topic in question, but it’s rarely absolute. So, while researching Sitecore performance topics this week, I spotted data points that almost perfectly align to support the premise of Geographical Performance Variance in User Experience, that is, in layman’s terms, the further away the… read more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday/Cyber Week Digital Performance Coverage

TOC: Cyber Week Kickoff, November 22 – 2016 Holiday Season Analysis Tuesday Update: T-minus 3 days to Black Friday Wednesday Morning Update: What’s at Stake? Wednesday Afternoon Update: You Want a Piece of That Pie? Thursday Morning: Off to an Early Start! Thursday Afternoon Update: Looks Like Things are Starting to Cook Black Friday Morning Update: What are You Watching? Black Friday Mid-Morning Update: Black Friday has Become a Global Phenomenon… read more

New world order: China #1 largest e-commerce market

The stats about China’s e-commerce industry continue to make my head spin. We’ve just seen Singles Day 2016 break more records than ever before (US$1 Billion in 5 mins) and China is now sitting comfortably as the largest retail e-commerce market in the world: Total sales this year will exceed US$899 Billion This figure makes up nearly half of all global online retail sales E-commerce sales in China are expected… read more

Dynatrace product news

Introducing Cassandra monitoring (beta)

We’re happy to announce the beta release of Dynatrace Cassandra monitoring! Apache Cassandra server monitoring provides information about database exceptions, failed requests, performance, and more. You’ll know immediately if your Cassandra databases are underperforming. And when problems occur, it’s easy to see which nodes are affected. To view Cassandra monitoring insights Click Technologies in the menu. Click the Cassandra tile. Note: Monitoring of multiple Cassandra clusters isn’t supported in this beta release. To view… read more

Dynatrace Managed feature update for version 110

Following the release of version 110, here are the latest enhancements that we’ve introduced to Dynatrace Managed. Improved load balancing capabilities for the user interface With version 110, you no longer need to worry about sticky sessions when load-balancing the user interface. Dynatrace ensures that cluster nodes can handle all user requests, even when user sessions are initiated on different nodes. Also, multi-node clusters that use the automatic domain name and… read more

Custom threshold settings for technologies monitored with plugins

While Dynatrace has long enabled you to define threshold settings that specify at what levels performance anomalies are severe enough to justify raising problems, with the latest release you can now also define performance-anomaly thresholds for infrastructure components that are monitored with plugins for third-party technologies. Dynatrace automatically learns your application’s baseline performance and detects response-time degradation and error rate increases within your application environment. Infrastructure performance issues that don’t affect… 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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