Wolfgang Beer

Wolfgang is a Technical Product Manager at Dynatrace. He has a long record of research in software analytics and mobile computing. At Dynatrace, he's responsible for baseline calculation and event correlation in performance analytics. He also drives the topic of mobile app monitoring.

Wolfgang Beer's articles

Advanced filtering for mobile-app crash reports

Dynatrace mobile-app crash reports now provide detail related to the device types that lead to specific crashes due to their exotic hardware configurations, enabling you to better understand the causes and scope of crashes that your mobile customers experience. Reviewing mobile-app crash stack traces is one of the most important activities that an app developer can undertake. High crash rates have an immediate negative impact on marketplace reviews and business… read more

View history of open/closed problems in your environment

A long awaited Dynatrace feature—the ability to view the history of detected problems in your environment within custom time frames—is finally here! To date, the Problems feed and the Problems dashboard tile have provided a rolling 72-hour history of open/closed problems in your environment. We selected 72 hours as the default time frame because this gives DevOps teams adequate time to analyze detected problems, even when they occur on weekends. As always, quick response… read more

AI-driven team collaboration: Problem-comments feed and new API endpoint

The new problem comments feed enables your team members to collect team knowledge, discuss AI-detected root causes of detected problems, and evaluate appropriate remediation actions related to problems detected by Dynatrace. AI-driven team collaboration The term “ChatOps” suggests team collaboration and conversation-driven problem analysis that ultimately leads to effective remedial actions. As today’s web-application environments are often huge, service clusters are dynamic, and immediate response time is critical to maintaining… read more

How to ask your monitoring system about the future

As the great Danish physicist, Niels Bohr, famously said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” While predicting the future with any certainty remains a challenge for most things in life, Dynatrace has been working hard to make it possible for you to predict your environment’s future service load. By collecting information and metrics related to past load, user traffic, and performance, it’s now possible to make short-term predictions about… read more

Monitor performance of iOS and Android mobile-app user actions

Now you can analyze the performance and frequency of individual mobile-app user actions in real time on the new User actions tab! Immediately after instrumenting your iOS or Android mobile app, Dynatrace OneAgent automatically identifies the top user actions that your app relies on. User actions such as app startup, page loads, and even user clicks within the app are monitored out of the box. Why user action performance… read more

Real-time crash-rate detection for iOS and Android mobile-app versions

There’s nothing more disastrous for a mobile-app publisher than a new version release with a high crash rate. If your latest app release results in a high number of crashes, you’re guaranteed of providing your users with poor user experience—and a good reason for them to give your app a negative marketplace review. This is why the latest release of Dynatrace provides automatic detection of unusually high crash rates within… read more

Introducing the Topology and Smartscape API

One of the most outstanding Dynatrace benefits is the ability to view your entire environment within Smartscape, our real-time environment-topology visualization tool. An enhancement to our existing API now enables API consumers to query the details of the relationships between the applications, services, and hosts within an environment. Smartscape delivers a quick and efficient overview of all topological dependencies on the vertical axis while showing all ingoing/outgoing call relationships on… read more

See problem impact and root-cause analysis at a glance

We’ve redesigned our Problem details page to make it even easier to see root-cause analysis insights and the impact of problems on individual components, at a glance. While the type of information included on each Problem page hasn’t changed, we’ve improved the design of the page to more clearly show all impacted services and components on the left-hand side and all root-cause analysis detail on the right-hand side. We’ve also… read more

Use tags to efficiently route problem notifications

You can now filter Dynatrace problem notifications that are sent via email, Slack, HipChat, or other messaging services based on custom component tags. Applying custom tags to the monitored components in your environment enables you to route select problem notifications directly to responsible teams and 3rd party messaging systems. This dramatically reduces the number of extraneous notifications that your teams receive. Custom tags help you simplify the selection and grouping of… read more

Support for tags within 3rd-party problem-notification integrations

To further improve Dynatrace support for tags, we’ve integrated tag filtering into problem-notification integrations with third-party alert-management and messaging systems, such as Slack and OpsGenie. Once a problem is detected, and all related events are correlated, the tags of all impacted components are collected and included in problem details. The relevant tags are then included in all problem notifications. Use cases for tags For some time now, Dynatrace has provided… read more