Month: May 2017

OpenStack Summit Boston Recap

The OpenStack Summit at the Hynes convention center earlier this month was a blast. Exciting keynotes where we heard that we’re in the age of 2nd generation private clouds, where everything is virtualized and the focus shifts on the applications again. That enables the OpenStack community also to engage with other OpenSource projects like Kubernetes or Cloud Foundry. On the second day there was a live interview with Edward Snowden, who… read more

Just Do It: A snapshot of APM & Unified Enterprise Monitoring

As Bob learned in the first posting in this three-part series previous blog, technology alone can’t deliver a healthy lifestyle. Likewise, having a successful APM program isn’t just about seeing what’s happening on a computer screen; it’s about doing something about it. You have to align your strategy, culture, people and processes with your digital business goals to reach the summit — and that’s not easy. So, what does that kind… read more

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… read more

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… 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… read more

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

OneAgent & Security Gateway – Release notes v1.119

OneAgent Java Spring Web Services client .NET Service Fabric SDK 2.5 support Heap and other ETW metrics for .NET Core Node.js Node.js now reports the loaded packages and versions. To view Node.js package and version detail, expand the Properties section on any Node.js process page. General improvements and fixes SAP technology discovery Server URL for plugin upload is now stored in a persisted configuration Improved aging of Crash reports, significantly… 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

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… read more