Monitoring

Advanced eCommerce Monitoring – one tool does it all

No eCommerce platform can be operated without a proper monitoring solution in place. In fact monitoring or analytics alone isn’t enough. If you are serious about your online business you need to do all of it: continuous performance management, user analytics, marketing analysis, business monitoring and customer service management. I like to call it: eCommerce Monitoring With Dynatrace AppMon we can collect a variety of data, much more than simply monitoring data like … read more

Tomcat Performance Problems Part 3: Exceptions, Pools, Queues, Threads & Memory Leaks

In my first blog on Top Tomcat Performance Problems I focused on Database Access, Micro-Services Access and Bad Frameworks that impact your application performance and scalability running in your Java App Server. My second covered Bad Coding, Inefficient Logging and Exceptions. To conclude this blog series I focus on Exceptions in general, inefficient use of Pools and Queues, Multi Threading issues and Memory Leaks. As a reminder – here is … read more

How Netflix, Mars Curiosity Rover, testing & automation can help us deploy better code, faster

YOW! 2015 Brisbane is a wrap! I have been to many developer conferences over the course of my career in IT, and the level of thought leadership and innovation at this event by speakers, sponsors, and developers won’t soon be matched. The best and the brightest from Netflix, Facebook, Microsoft, Expedia, NASA, and DARPA, (just to name a few) lead keynotes and sessions that inspired and shaped the minds of … read more

Last-Minute Black Friday Rescue & Cyber Monday Readiness

In order to be ready for Christmas season, online retailers typically bring their shops into shape right before Black Friday. Together with Cyber Monday this is the most important day in the retailer’s year. Stilnest.com (@Stilnest) is a publishing house for designer jewelry, running their online shop on Magento. While the guys at Stilnest did a good job in preparing their environment, the interest in their products and, therefore, the traffic … read more

Network App Performance: Application Deceleration Controller & DC RUM

Not too long ago I had an opportunity to work with a customer who was experiencing performance problems with their web-based HR application. Users at the headquarters location – about 30 milliseconds away from the data center – would occasionally experience page load times of 10 or 15 seconds – instead of the normal 2 or 3 seconds. Dynatrace Data Center Real User Monitoring (DC RUM) reported both a pattern … read more

7 Reasons why APM is a No-Brainer for all Organizations

Why bother? That is the question many IT professionals face when trying to sell the value of application performance management internally to their organizations. As a working IT manager, for a Fortune 500 company, I like to save my company money, work more efficiently and ensure that my system users are happy. It sometimes feels easier to not bother, but then inevitably there is a system failure, a group of … read more

How to get Visibility into Docker Clusters running Kubernetes

Disclaimer: we hope you’ll enjoy this article! If you want to know more about our hot new capabilities around Kubernetes monitoring with Dynatrace, please make sure to visit our Kubernetes monitoring page. Google officially launched today the final version of their cluster manager project Kubernetes, which treats Docker containers as first-class citizens. In this blog post, I will show you how you can monitor the performance of your Kubernetes cluster using the Dynatrace Docker Monitor … read more

5 SharePoint Deployment Performance Health Checks: Beyond Making Sure Its Running

In my first blog I wrote about SharePoint System Performance Health Checks beyond looking at CPU and Memory Metrics. In this blog, I cover deployment related performance health problems that I always check when looking at a SharePoint Installation. Especially after deploying new hardware, new sites, pages, views, custom or 3rd party Web Parts (e.g: from AvePoint, K2, Nintex, Metalogix …) it’s important to perform certain deployment sanity checks. While … read more

How to Performance Monitor All Your Applications on a Single Dashboard

It’s become easy to monitor applications that are deployed on hundreds of servers – thanks to the advances in application performance management tools. But – the more data you collect the harder it is to visualize the health state in a way that a single dashboard tells you both overall status as well as the problematic component. Eugene Turetsky (Dynatrace) and Stephan Levesque (SSQ Financial Group) shared their solution for … read more

Top 10 WebLogic Performance Metrics to Proactively Monitor a Server Farm

In my years of experience with Weblogic monitoring, I came up with a list of key metrics that can help determine the health of my server farm. These early indicators allow me to set pro-active steps instead of waiting for end users to complain. The following screenshot shows one of my Dynatrace dashboards containing key health metrics captured through JMX: Metrics to become Proactive instead of Reactive Monitoring is a … read more