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OneAgent & Security Gateway – Release notes v1.127

OneAgent End of Life announcement: Support for older versions of Node.js Node.js 0.10 and .12 have been End of life for several years. We will remove support for those version with the future version 131. Node.js 5 has been End of life for since 2016. We will remove support for those version with the future version 131. End of Life announcement: Support for older versions of Alpine With end… read more

Automatically apply tags to monitored Cloud Foundry processes

Dynatrace recently introduced a powerful feature that allows you to apply tags to processes and hosts based on environment variable injection. We’re happy to announce that we’ve further enhanced this functionality. Dynatrace now allows you to automatically derive tags from your Cloud Foundry environment. This enables you to automatically organize and filter all monitored Cloud Foundry application components. Leverage Cloud Foundry tags in your Dynatrace environment Cloud Foundry tags are searchable via… read more

More real user monitoring metrics now available in Dynatrace API

The latest release of the Dynatrace Timeseries REST API has been enhanced to include all long-term persisted real user monitoring metrics that Dynatrace collects for your web applications. In previous releases, the Dynatrace API only exposed basic metrics, such as performance and error rates. The latest enhancement exposes all real user monitoring metrics, including conversions, bounce rate, Apdex, and many others. To date, the timeseries endpoint offered only some long-term… 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… read more

Define default version of OneAgent for new installations

One of the great things of platform-as-a-service environments like Cloud Foundry, Azure, or OpenShift is their ability to automatically scale your applications. For instance, you can add more application instances to handle increased traffic and demand. However, with application instances spun up and down automatically in your production environment you need to ensure that your dynamically created application instances conform to what has been tested in your pre-production environment. With… read more

Manage planned downtimes with maintenance windows

The latest release of Dynatrace enables you to define maintenance windows using either the Dynatrace API or the Dynatrace web interface. Even if your organization runs a ‘100% availability’ production environment, there are times when your DevOps team must roll out new software updates. Various release-deployment strategies are available for this, including performing rolling updates and iteratively updating parts of instances. No matter which release-rollout strategy your… 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

Nike merges in-store and digital CX like a champion

Either I don’t go shopping very often or the retail world is rapidly changing because the in-store customer experience at Nike the other day was un-freaking-believable. We all know how good their visual merchandising skills are but it was during the next stage of the shoe purchase journey – where I select the shoes I like and they check if they have my size in stock – that had me… 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