Database

Detecting the N+1 Asynchronous Thread Problem Pattern

I’ve been offering my help in analyzing performance data for quite a while now. Most of the time when analyzing PurePaths, load testing outputs or production log files, I find very similar problem patterns. This fact inspired us to automate problem detection in Dynatrace AppMon 6.5. Even though I think we cover a big part of common patterns, I am always on the lookout for something new – something I … read more

Does your Liquid Infrastructure float? Or are you sinking in what you don’t know?

With so many new web technologies available, one might assume that things are getting easier for the average Operations-minded DevOps professional, but they aren’t. In fact, things are becoming more difficult. It used to be that a little background in shell scripting and some basic knowledge of infrastructure—whether it be networking or servers—could get you a long way. Then came virtualization and the Cloud and software-defined everything. Today you find … read more

Dynatrace newsletter: Enhanced Docker monitoring & upcoming webinar!

Welcome to the March Dynatrace Ruxit newsletter! To gear up for spring, we’ve released several new features and we’ll be hosting a liquid-infrastructure monitoring webinar at the end of the month! Enhanced Docker container monitoring is now available! Dynatrace Ruxit has been reliably monitoring Dockerized applications for a while now. To provide a more complete picture, we’ve added Docker container-centric perspectives for Docker images, services, and hosts. Read more about … read more

Dynatrace newsletter: Network monitoring for DevOps & database error analysis!

Welcome to the February Dynatrace Ruxit newsletter! Our team has been researching monitoring challenges for DevOps teams, and we’re excited to share the findings with you! 3 levels of network monitoring for DevOps Basic network interface statistics like received and sent traffic aren’t as useful as they once were because multiple microservices may share the same network interface. DevOps teams now need to dig deeper and correlate network-traffic metrics with … read more

Improved database analysis views

We’ve received a lot of feedback regarding Ruxit database analysis and we’ve optimized our approach based on your input. Ruxit database analysis is now faster, easier to use, and provides more detailed information. Each database Services page now includes an Analyze database activity button beneath the Response time chart. Click the Analyze database activity button to go to a detail page that features a layout you may already be familiar with. This page layout looks a … read more

Full-stack Docker performance monitoring: From containers to applications

Docker containerization is increasingly being used in production environments. How can these environments best be monitored? Monitoring Docker containers as if they are lightweight virtual machines (i.e., monitoring the host from within the container), with all the common metrics that can be captured from an operating system, is an insufficient approach. Docker containers can’t be treated as lightweight virtual machines; they must be treated as what they are: isolated processes … read more

When Old JIRA Tickets killed our Productivity/User Experience

Hello! My name is Eric Proegler, and I’m privileged to provide a guest blog post. I am a performance tester by background, but I’ve been learning more about Dynatrace recently and have an experience to share. I work for Forsythe Solutions Group in our Managed Services division. We’ve been using Jira from Atlassian as a ticketing application for years. Jira runs as a Tomcat process with a MySQL backend, and … read more

The 5 most common SharePoint Performance Insights you can take action on now

I’ve been on a SharePoint Performance Evangelist Tour for the past couple of months. Here are some of my contributions to make Users, and by result, SharePoint Admins happier than they are right now: Blog and YouTube Tutorial on Performance Sanity Check in 15 Minutes Webinar with Wendy Neal on Driving SharePoint Adoption Workshops at events such as SharePoint Saturday Houston SharePoint FastPack for Dynatrace As part of my tour, … read more

Functional Test (R)Evolution

Don’t like to read? Watch my video of this blog where I walk through all the steps highlighted in the blog: Functional Test (R)evolution on YouTube In the last couple of weeks I had the chance to meet a lot of testers in different cities and at different events. To name a few: TestExpo in Copenhagen, STPCon in San Diego, Grand Rapids Testers and Sydney Testers Meetup. I presented my … read more