My observation from re:Invent 2017 – People should expect more from monitoring tools

I just returned from AWS re:Invent 2017 – wow, what an event! Several monitoring vendors had impressive exhibits on display including us (Dynatrace), New Relic, DataDog, SignalFx, and others. I spent some time observing the demos these other vendors were showing to their booth visitors. With each demo that I watched, I repeatedly had the overwhelming urge to grab a microphone and announce… …but since that behavior would’ve… read more

Dynatrace at AWS re:Invent – Gearing up

This week, we’re at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, which promises to be jampacked with over 1,000 breakout sessions, hackathons and workshops providing hands-on experience with AWS. If you’re heading there yourself, feel free to drop by and say hi to the Dynatrace team at The Venetian Booth 807 and The Quad at Aria booth 205 – please don’t be shy. What lies ahead… What makes people’s mouths drop… read more


There are more than 1,000 break-out sessions at re:Invent 2017, so even if you have a time-turner, it would be physically impossible to get to all the events you want to see.  Here’s a quick cheat-sheet of a few sessions we’re super excited about and recommend that you don’t miss. See you there! Welcome to re:Invent 2017 (Image Credit Amazon Web Services) 1. Get a Grip on Microservices  Looking… read more

The Lazy Hacker’s Survival Guide To re:Invent 2017

We get it! There’s a lot going on at AWS re:Invent this year. Six locations. Five days. Four hundred plus sponsors, and about a bajillion breakout sessions. It’s almost overwhelmingly awesome. But exhausting. And if you’re like us, you’re already battling some major FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) trying to figure out how you can fit it all in, without stressing out. It’s okay though. You can relax—and even slack—and… 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

Cloud infrastructure monitoring checklist: Are you covered?

Recently I got a glimpse into one of our latest customer’s cloud migration story, and how they got their cloud infrastructure monitoring needs covered. They happen to be one of the biggest industrial companies worldwide, actually. The company recently implemented a cloud-first initiative. Accordingly, they migrated their previously outsourced enterprise business critical applications into an internally managed AWS environment with a “lift-and-shift” approach. Their new environment, made up of… read more

Weekly Wrap – AWS Summit London, the iPhone turns 10, Verizon shares their story, upcoming webinars and voice dashboards

Another stellar week. The AWS Summit in London had another 10,000 attendees, and most of them found their way to the Dynatrace stand. The iPhone turned 10, and we have a stack of upcoming webinars. Live chat on the Dynatrace couch at AWS Summit London with Daniel Khan and Nick Ross Ease of install, auto discovery, docker monitoring and more. Dave Anderson, VP Marketing has a chat with solutions… 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

We tested 3 messages on the ground floor of AWS Sydney. Here’s what happened.

I was fortunate enough to be on the stand at the AWS Summit in Sydney. I say fortunate, because I simply love being able to demo our monitoring solution and see people’s reactions. It’s also a great chance to try on some of our brand messages to see if they resonate. This is my take on the event. Message 1: Sexy dashboards that are outclassed by AI and Problem… read more

Avoiding the Classroom Chaos with AWS

A day ahead of the official kickoff to Perform 2017, we were joined by 375+ of some of the best minds in IT for a series of (sold-out) Hands on Training sessions. This group was exposed to leading, in-demand technologies in the APM market and experienced our latest product updates and innovations. Attendees choose from 13 different tracks: from ‘Shifting Left’ and learning how to build a Continuous… read more