Application performance management

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

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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… 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… 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… read more

Weekly wrap: AI disruption, Google Cloud monitoring, new customer video

We’re sitting pretty alongside the world’s AI heavyweights This week Forbes published an eye-catching article that looked at the top 6 AI technologies that will help or destroy jobs in the future. #5 on that list was virtual assistants and how this technology is having a big impact within big business. Dynatrace features in a list of 10 vendors pioneering this space which includes the likes of… read more

All you need to know to really understand the Node.js Event Loop and its Metrics

Node.js is an event-based platform. This means that everything that happens in Node is the reaction to an event. A transaction passing through Node traverses a cascade of callbacks. Abstracted away from the developer, this is all handled by a library called libuv which provides a mechanism called an event loop. This event loop is maybe the most misunderstood concept of the platform. When we approached the topic of event… read more

Trainmageddon: When the machines stop working, people get upset.

For the train companies of the United Kingdom, today was a tough one. How’s this for a headline (which we all gazed at during our morning coffee break): If you haven’t heard, you can read all about how the poor train companies of the UK copped a battering by commuters on social and traditional media for a ticket machine malfunction. I feel for the commuters but my… read more

A Tale of Two Load Balancers

It was the best of load balancers, it was the worst of load balancers, it was the age of happy users, it was the age of frustrated users. I get to see a variety of interesting network problems; sometimes these are first-hand, but more frequently now these are through our partner organization. Some are old hat; TCP window constraints on high latency networks remain at the top of that list. read more