Application performance management

Application monitoring redefined – full stack application performance management for the customer-centric era

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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

DevOps in the Real World with Atlassian and Dynatrace

Atlassian is trying to redefine work, collaboration and flow of work. One word that seems to sum it up nicely is DevOps as it embraces a different way of how we think about how we create value for our customers and our employer and how the work we create flows through our processes. As the DevOps activist that I am, I was very interested in hearing the stories from Stephan Henderson … read more

Looking for answers in a bunch of charts and metrics? No thanks.

Let’s take a look at what many monitoring tools have in common When it comes to “full stack” performance monitoring, you will find a collection of vendors including New Relic, Datadog, SignalFx, Wavefront, and Sysdig offering solutions that are remarkably similar in many ways. With this article, I’d like to explore something that all these tools have in common – lots of metrics and lots of charts. Lots of easy … read more

Dynatrace wins: Performance beats marketing at AWS Summit Chicago

This is a special GUEST BLOG by industry analyst and performance expert Jeff Cotrupe from Frost & Sullivan. I attended two beneficial and informative events in Chicago recently: MongoDB World; and AWS Summit Chicago. Being in Chicago twice in short order gave me a chance to renew my love affair with the city’s deep dish pizza. (I’m an equal-opportunity pizzafficiando: I love thin-crust New York-style pizza just as much! But … read more

The top 5 reasons you can’t compare AppDynamics to Dynatrace for APM

When customers are selecting an APM solution we at Dynatrace are often shortlisted alongside Cisco AppDynamics. I’ve heard all sorts of stories as to the claims, half-truths, and false statements that are shared to try and sway the customer. The reality is, because of our relentless innovation, we are no longer ‘like’ other APM providers such as AppDynamics. It pays for the customer to stay up to date, and of … read more

Perform 2018 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas: January 29-31

Major brands Paypal and Citrix, as well as UK retail giant Travis Perkins, set the tone for the caliber of customers lined up to speak at our annual, global Perform event this January 2018. Throw on top of that, Microsoft, Pivotal and industry analyst Brian Solis, who’s back by popular demand. And then there’s Alastair Humphreys. National Geo author and adventurer. He’ll be joining us on mainstage too for a bit … read more

You can’t do eCommerce without an APM solution

We live in a fast-paced demand centric world, with access to anything 24/7.  With this being the new norm, businesses are quickly looking to adapt and this can be seen specifically in the retail industry.  As many retailers are closing their store fronts, they are making the business decision to focus their money into their online business.  While store sales decline, the 2016 holiday season brought in nearly $92B in … read more

Google Play takes aim at poor performing apps

Nobody in the app community will have missed that Google fired a major shot at poor performing apps last week. Those that don’t take performance seriously will now be down-ranked on the Google Play store – making them harder to find. Google hasn’t disclosed the specifics of how its algorithm will rank app performance, but it’s believed to be based on: Application outages Battery usage Number of uninstalls Level of … read more