Announcing Dynatrace log analytics!

Ever wonder why you can’t monitor application performance and analyze related process log files using the same tool? Dynatrace Ruxit now makes this possible! Dynatrace Ruxit log analytics saves you time We’re proud to introduce some seriously hot new functionality: Dynatrace Ruxit log analytics. This exciting free addition to Dynatrace Ruxit analytics extends your monitoring reach well beyond traditional APM data sources. Log analytics helps DevOps, Development, and QA teams perform their jobs quickly and efficiently. With Dynatrace Ruxit log analytics … read more

Software Quality Metrics for your Continuous Delivery Pipeline – Part III – Logging

Let me ask you a question: would you say that you have implemented logging correctly for your application? Correct in the sense that it will provide you with all the insights you require to keep your business going once your users are struck by errors? And in a way that does not adversely impact your application performance? Honestly, I bet you have not. Today I will explain why you should … read more

Web Service Monitoring 101: Identifying Bad Deployments

Have you ever deployed a change to production and thought “All went well – Systems are operating as expected!” but then you had to deal with users complaining that they keep running into errors? We recently moved some of our systems between two of our data centers – even moving some components to the public cloud. Everything was prepared well, system monitoring was setup and everyone gave the thumbs up … read more

Don‘t Trust Your Log Files: How and Why to Monitor ALL Exceptions

I would say that only one out of a million exceptions thrown in an application actually makes it to a log file – unless you run your application in verbose logging mode  – Do you agree? No? Here is why I think that is: Because most exceptions are handled by your code or by the frameworks your app uses. Here is a chart from an enterprise application showing that there … read more

100% Performance Overhead by WebSphere Activity Log: When Dev is Not Aware of Settings in Production

The potential overhead and performance impact of log outputs has been discussed in several of our previous blog posts. In this new case we came across a severe response time impact on WebSphere caused by incorrect usage of a global shared logging service. The following two graphs show average and maximum response time of one of our customer’s key online service pages. Spikes up to 500s (for one of their … read more