Month: August 2016

When configuration settings from development wreak havoc in production

As applications are promoted from the development environment to the CI or the QA environment and then into the production environment, it is very common for the configuration settings to be changed as the code is promoted. For example, the settings for the database connection pools are typically lower in development environment than the QA/Load Testing environment. The primary reason for the existence of the configuration setting differences is to … read more

And the 2016 Dynatrace NORAM Partner Excellence Awards go to…

On the evening of Monday, August 29, at the Dynatrace Partner Summit in Chicago, we recognized our top North America partners in the categories of VAR/Consulting, Digital Agency, SI/Performance Engineering, and ISV. The Partner Excellence Awards recognize those Dynatrace partners who have demonstrated vision, value, and delivered excellence around Digital Performance Management. Without further ado, here are the big NORAM winners for 2016: Forsythe Solutions Group – VAR/Consulting Partner Excellence Award … read more

Perceived render time – You take the blue pill; you believe whatever you want!

Perception drives end-user experience.  Ryan Bateman and I came across a very interesting article by Bryan Gardiner in Wired Magazine describing some of the science around waiting for a page to load.  At Dynatrace we are REALLY passionate about this and got to chatting about it.  We constantly talk to customers about best practices when it comes to measuring customer experience and what users perceive and Google engineer Ilya Grigorik’s … read more

Because you can’t always blame network operations…or the network!

What’s your most memorable “blame the network” anecdote? If you’re in network operations, you will likely have many from which to to choose. After all, doesn’t the network always get blamed first? To be fair, other teams often feel the same. Citrix and VMware admins have alternately been touted as “the new network guy,” and as this Dilbert cartoon suggests, the stigma can impact almost anyone in IT. If you’re on the … read more

Automated Optimization with Dynatrace AppMon & UEM

Most Application Performance Management (APM) tools became really good at detecting failing or very slow transaction, and giving you system monitoring and code level metrics to identify root cause within minutes. While Dynatrace AppMon & UEM has been doing this for years, we took it to the next level by automatically detecting common architectural, performance and scalability patterns for every single transaction and user interaction with your application. For more … read more

Docker container monitoring now generally available!

While Docker container monitoring has been in beta for a while now, beginning with OneAgent v1.99, Docker container monitoring is now generally available to all customers. With Docker container support, you can: View a summary of the most relevant Docker metrics, such as the number of running containers, the top 3 containers based on memory consumption, and the most frequently used images. Gain a deep understanding of container resource usage. Track image versions. Explore … read more

The many reasons that customers love Dynatrace

There are many reasons why Dynatrace is the APM market leader. Our unified digital performance monitoring platform helps more than 8,000 organizations optimize customer experience, modernize operations, and accelerate innovation across cloud and on-premises environments. We’ve even revolutionized the way that businesses manage the operational complexity of today’s highly dynamic environments with the introduction of the world’s first AI-assisted monitoring solution. It’s true that Gartner has recognized Dynatrace as a … read more

How website & application performance impacts customer experience & loyalty

I had the opportunity to present how website and app performance impacts customer experience as part of the Sitecore Digital Survivor Series. For those that missed the session I have summarised some of the key outtakes in the blog below. For those that prefer watching it you can do that right here: It’s a long post so I’ve used anchor menu links so you can jump to what interests you. … read more

Quick access to Top 10 JavaScript errors

We’ve made a small, but very useful improvement to our web application Performance analysis view that provides quick insight into the top JavaScript errors in your environment. Now when you click the JavaScript errors section of the Performance analysis infographic, a new Top 10 JavaScript errors list (Previously the “Top 3 JavaScript errors” list) appears just beneath the Compare JavaScript errors to user actions chart. Aligning these two charts makes it much easy … read more

Dynatrace now supports AngularJS 2!

Dynatrace now supports monitoring for AngularJS 2 applications. As the Angular team changed how bundling and initialization are done in AngularJS 2, we’ve responded with a modification to the Dynatrace AngularJS 2 initialization file that enables RUM user action detection in AngularJS 2 applications. This code change is not required for AngularJS 1 applications. Have a look at your application’s XHR (Ajax) detection settings to get all the details related to using … read more