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A layer cake recipe to improve business service and customer satisfaction

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate, resulting in major digital transformation initiatives across the globe. With this transformation comes layers of complexity and challenges for managing and monitoring multiple products and applications. In fact, IDC recently forecasted $1.2 trillion will be spent globally on technologies underpinning digital transformation initiatives. That may seem like a tremendous amount of money to invest in an initiative but companies are banking on … read more

Extended service filtering provides even more powerful analysis

Over the past couple of months, we’ve extended Dynatrace service-analysis capabilities with powerful hierarchical filtering with Service flow and back trace view. This filtering has so far only been available in Service flow view and via drill-downs within other views (for example, response time analysis view). We’ve now extended Dynatrace filtering functionality to make it globally available across all service-analysis views. To use extended service-analysis filtering Select Transactions & services from the navigation … read more

Improve team awareness: Integrate Atlassian Trello & Dynatrace

Atlassian Trello is a great tool for visually planning and organizing team tasks. Atlassian Trello also promotes team awareness of open issues and incidents. With our latest release, Dynatrace now supports Trello teams by automating the push of auto-detected problems directly to your Trello boards. Atlassian Trello allows your teams to organize their tasks using boards, lists, and cards. Each board represents a logical grouping of related lists that are associated with … read more

Diagnostic tools now consolidated for easy access

Dynatrace has long featured numerous capabilities for detecting and analyzing performance problems in your application environment. In addition to performance-analysis features related to services, we have other powerful tools, like the CPU Profiler which enables you not only to understand which are the biggest CPU consumers in your environment but also to drill down to the method level (Java or .NET) of any CPU problem. Dynatrace also automatically detects application crashes … read more

What’s ahead with Java 9 & Project Jigsaw

With the release date of Java 9 coming closer every day, it’s time to look at some of its new features. This post covers the most prominent (and most criticized) feature (i.e., Project Jigsaw). Project Jigsaw splits the JDK into several modules and Java developers are encouraged to do the same in their code as well. Every module can, for example, be packaged into a jar file and shipped separately. All … read more

Preview of monitoring support for Oracle GraalVM-based applications

Oracle GraalVM is a novel ecosystem that’s used to compile and run applications that are written in numerous languages, including JavaScript, Ruby, R, Python, JVM-based languages (such as Java, Scala, Groovy, and Kotlin), as well as LLVM-based languages, including C, C++, Fortran, and Rust. GraalVM languages can run on the Java VM, be linked with native code, or embedded into data engines, such as MySQL or REDIS. In addition, the … read more

3 years of AI at Dynatrace. What it takes to succeed.

In the three years the Dynatrace artificial intelligence (AI) engine has been in production, we’ve seen what it takes to solve real problems. While our competitors are finally entering the world of AI, I’m skeptical whether their approaches will work without a fundamental re-engineering of their products. Here’s why. AI is only as good as the data that feeds it As Data Science advisor Monica Rogati points out, having the … read more

New Docker image leverages bootstrapper to download OneAgent installer

With OneAgent version 1.127 we’ve introduced a new Docker image that leverages a bootstrapper to download a preconfigured OneAgent installer instead of an installer that is baked into the Docker image. The new Docker image automatically fetches the latest version of Dynatrace OneAgent. If you’ve specified a default OneAgent install version for new hosts and applications in your OneAgent updates settings, the Docker image will download the defined default version … read more

Automatically apply tags to monitored OpenShift processes

Dynatrace recently introduced a powerful feature that allows you to apply tags to processes and hosts based on environment variable injection. We’re happy to announce that we’ve further enhanced this functionality. Dynatrace now allows you to automatically derive tags from your Red Hat OpenShift environment. This enables you to automatically organize and filter all monitored OpenShift application components. Define your OpenShift labels You can specify OpenShift labels in the Pod object definition of your … read more

Announcing immediate support for .NET Core 2.0

Microsoft has just announced the final release of .NET Core 2.0 and we’re proud to announce that, with the release of OneAgent version 127, Dynatrace now supports .NET Core 2.0. This includes support for ASP.NET Core 2.0. What’s included in .NET Core 2.0 support Web monitoring Dynatrace provides out-of-the-box support for ASP.NET Core (versions 1.0, 1.1, and 2.0). Dynatrace automatically detects deployed web applications and tracks all web requests. For each web request, … read more