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The Dynatrace 2017 EMEA Partner of the Year award winners, headed by YMOR and Omnilogy

The Dynatrace Partner Summit is one of the most anticipated events of the year for us, bringing together 300 of our top partners across primarily Europe, but this year also Asia and North America. John van Siclen, CEO of Dynatrace opened the summit with a statement that reflects the importance of the Dynatrace partner community: “We thank our partners for our market leadership in the past, and we look forward to … read more

Strong growth and the largest market share puts Dynatrace at #1. Again.

Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has ranked Dynatrace as the number one global Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution provider, once again. This ranking is based on 2016 market share revenue identified in Gartner’s report: “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016” for Performance Analysis: APM in the IT Operations Market. Here’s our interpretation of what this all means for Dynatrace and our customers: Dynatrace is the … read more

Cloud and microservices

Hybrid Cloud Problem Patterns: Chasing DNS Lookup Times from AWS EC2

As a performance architect, I get called into various production performance issues. One of our recent production issues happened on Tomcat AppServer running on an AWS EC2 instance in a VPC. VPC is joined with an on-premise DNS server. This service calls another micro service. When service went live, we noticed a high response time from a downstream micro service, and the downstream service logs did not show any performance … read more

Don’t just move your servers to the cloud

The cloud has now been around for a while and has transitioned from being a place where the cool kids play to an integral part of any companies IT and application strategy. The first and most obvious step is to handle compute power not within the own datacenter but rather the cloud. Spinning up a server in the cloud is just quicker and especially for very large corporations adding compute … read more

DockerCon 2017 – A Tale of Three Demos

DockerCon 2017 was three days of jam-packed action. As each day closed, I took some time to reflect with my colleagues on the hottest elements of our demos and discussions. We ended up with three solid demo videos covering key aspects of our solution for Docker environments. Auto-discovery and the power of Smartscape At previous employers, I’ve demonstrated a number of products, but I’ve never focused on the deployment of the … read more

Application performance management

Hunting and Fixing AWS DynamoDB Client Scalability Issues on Tomcat

As a performance consultant, I get called on to address various performance issues. One of our recent scalability issues happened on a micro service exposing a REST API. The micro service runs on Apache Tomcat, on an AWS EC2 instance, in a VPC. It uses ehcache as in-memory cache and Dynamo DB as persistent data source. DynamoDB gets updates from the source system using data pipeline built in Kinesis and Lambda functions. … read more

Strong growth and the largest market share puts Dynatrace at #1. Again.

Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has ranked Dynatrace as the number one global Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution provider, once again. This ranking is based on 2016 market share revenue identified in Gartner’s report: “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2016” for Performance Analysis: APM in the IT Operations Market. Here’s our interpretation of what this all means for Dynatrace and our customers: Dynatrace is the … read more

DevOps

Inside the Black Box Part 4 – Perl

The fourth and, for now, final topic of the black box series brings us to Perl. For people interested in the first part, generated code, please click here, for the second part, Python, please click here and for the third part, VBScript, please click here. Perl was the first of the ADK wrappers created for the series, but due to time constraints I didn’t manage to clean it up for distribution … read more

What’s that? #whatsappdown?

I love the outcry that surrounds a digital service outage. It’s almost as though someone has turned off the oxygen for a few moments. So, it comes as no surprise that everyone went a bit crazy when Whatsapp went down for a few hours on Wednesday night. The usual scenario played out – people turned to social media to vent, and to laugh, and media were on the hunt for … read more

Live from Red Hat Summit 2017

Red Hat Summit officially kicks off tomorrow at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  As the team and I gear up for an exciting week of conversations, presentations and networking, I want to share a few thoughts on why we at Dynatrace consider Red Hat such a strong, valued partner. Together, we’re redefining the way microservice environments are managed and monitored The use of microservices and containers is growing at … read more

Why we love Dynatrace AppMon 2017 May

Just as Dynatrace has redefined monitoring for Cloud Native, Micro-Services and Web Scale DevOps through Dynatrace SaaS & Managed, we’ve also been innovating on our Dynatrace AppMon & UEM solution. Thanks to feedback from our users and our passionate engineering teams, Dynatrace AppMon 2017 May (= Version 7) clearly shows the biggest innovation leap that I can remember since my start at Dynatrace nine years ago. Here are some of my personal … read more

Digital experience

Correlating JavaScript Errors with Slow CDN Performance

JavaScript Errors can happen for many different reasons: special behavior of certain browsers that weren’t tested; a real coding mistake that slipped through the delivery pipeline; poorly handled timeouts, and I am sure the list goes on. In this blog we discuss yet a different reason which was brought to my attention by Gerald Madlsperger, one of our long term Dynatrace AppMon super users: A CDN server issue resulting in … read more

What’s that? #whatsappdown?

I love the outcry that surrounds a digital service outage. It’s almost as though someone has turned off the oxygen for a few moments. So, it comes as no surprise that everyone went a bit crazy when Whatsapp went down for a few hours on Wednesday night. The usual scenario played out – people turned to social media to vent, and to laugh, and media were on the hunt for … read more

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

Dynatrace product news

User session analysis and search enhancements

As Dynatrace user session analysis has been in beta release for some time now, we’ve had a chance to address your feedback and improve the views and workflow for some of the use cases. Over the past weeks, we’ve made numerous small, but valuable, improvements to Dynatrace user session analysis and search views. This post brings you up-to-date with the latest changes. User tag and error events One of the most … read more

Business impact analysis now provided with each detected problem

Automatic and multidimensional performance baselining of all your service requests is a powerful way to quickly detect abnormal behavior in your environment. While baseline violations serve as great trigger events for initiating deeper problem analysis, not all potential real user impact can be detected solely based on statistical alerts. This is why each problem discovered by Dynatrace now includes a Business impact analysis section that quickly shows you the impact of the problem on … read more

Company and culture

The Dynatrace 2017 EMEA Partner of the Year award winners, headed by YMOR and Omnilogy

The Dynatrace Partner Summit is one of the most anticipated events of the year for us, bringing together 300 of our top partners across primarily Europe, but this year also Asia and North America. John van Siclen, CEO of Dynatrace opened the summit with a statement that reflects the importance of the Dynatrace partner community: “We thank our partners for our market leadership in the past, and we look forward to … read more

What’s new in Dynatrace University 1 of 3: Our own digital transformation story

Recently, we’ve made some significant improvements to Dynatrace University (DTU), based on customer feedback along with information gathered electronically from actual customer experiences, and based on our own digital transformation. We had three goals in mind: innovate, optimize customer experience, and modernize our operations. Of course, since these are the same pillars that Dynatrace itself is built on, it made sense that this is also how we should align DTU. … read more