Month: January 2017

Enhanced filtering for Service flow and response time analysis

Modern web applications typically feature complex service architectures that can process millions of different types of requests. With each unique request behaving slightly differently and triggering a slightly varied service flow, it can be a real challenge to analyze the performance and behavior of individual requests. The latest filtering enhancements on all Dynatrace service-analysis pages help you navigate the complexity of your application’s service architecture—enabling you to find the proverbial needle… read more

Notes from the financial services trenches: Know your card payments & users

If you are responsible for marketing digital products in the financial services industry, or any industry, you are undoubtedly interested in reducing the impact of card payment failures on operations on your business, all while enhancing the user experience. But what are the indicators should you be monitoring? I work with many customers from the general insurance industry, and it’s no secret that their product sales are increasingly… read more

Business Innovation through APM Metrics-Driven DevOps

Innovating faster to meet end-user demand is one of the challenges addressed by DevOps. DevOps bridges the knowledge gap about the impact between business and application teams. Application teams have to better understand the impact they have on business with code or deployment changes. On the other hand, business wants to better understand the impact on current development commitments when they come up with new requirements and a tight schedule. The… read more

Introducing ActiveMQ monitoring

We’re happy to announce the release of Dynatrace ActiveMQ monitoring! ActiveMQ server monitoring provides information about queues, brokers, and more.  You’ll know immediately when your ActiveMQ nodes are underperforming. And when problems occur, it’s easy to find out why. To view ActiveMQ monitoring insights Click Technologies in the navigation menu. Click the ActiveMQ tile on the Technology overview page. Note: Monitoring of multiple ActiveMQ clusters isn’t supported in this beta release. To view cluster metrics,… read more

Dynatrace API can now automate tagging of related components

Tags have long offered a great means of organizing lists, notifications, and charts for related components across all Dynatrace views. Now, with the latest release of the Dynatrace Smartscape and Topology API, you can automate the push of relevant tags to monitored components. This new API feature opens the way for all sorts of powerful automation use cases. Use tags to group related components, services, or applications Tags allow you… read more

Top 3 reasons to join us at Perform 2017

We’re in the final weeks before our global Perform 2017 event, and I couldn’t be feeling more satisfied with where things stand! And, as we work hard to finalize all the details, I find myself reflecting on best reasons for why you should join us in Las Vegas from 6-9 February: 1.) Main stage case studies are first rate I’m particularly excited about the digital travel experience segment… read more

Manage Security Gateway and OneAgent installations from a single location

The Deployment status page enables you to check the status and version of all the Dynatrace OneAgents installed on the hosts in your environment. Now, with the latest release of Dynatrace, you can also manage your Security Gateways from the Deployment status page (Security Gateways were previously listed at Settings > Monitoring overview). To access the Security Gateway list Open the navigation menu. Select Deployment status. The Deployment status page shows you… read more

Can wire data be APM?

I recently read something – a blog, a tweet, a LinkedIn article perhaps – describing the use of wire data to analyze application performance. I remember that the author’s use of the term “APM” in this context caused one reader to comment, complaining that “you can’t call wire data APM.” This was around the same time I referred casually to Dynatrace’s wire data offering (Data Center Real User Monitoring, or… read more

Wall Street’s Use of Artificial Intelligence Leads the Way for Digital Performance Management Revolution

The evolution of APM (Application Performance Management) APM (Application Performance Management) is on the precipice of dramatic change. The complexity of cloud native and new stack applications is making many of the traditional ways of monitoring applications irrelevant. With applications which can elastically scale using containers to meet unprecedented amounts of demand, the APM industry needs to reconsider the focus on simple problem identification to provide value for businesses. Understanding… read more

APM on latest technologies is a “given” but what about visibility into legacy applications?

Getting full-end-to-end visibility for critical systems is a “must have” nowadays. Most APM solutions integrate fairly well out of the box with common products such as web servers and application servers, but what about other systems? Unfortunately, not all companies use the latest of the latest cloud based open source technologies or even the big application servers such as IBM, Oracle and Microsoft. Some still use in house custom written… read more