performance optimization

Live from Velocity San Jose 2017

Velocity has transformed over the last couple of years – such as how organizations transformed their way of building, scaling and maintaining the software that powers their business. I remember the early days of Velocity where it was all about Web Performance Optimization, then it moved over to Web Scale, DevOps, Building Resilient Systems and now we arrived at this years theme which is: Building and maintaining complex distributed systems! … read more

Cloud-Native Evolution: How Companies Go Digital

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released a new book on cloud migration strategies, reflecting on our experiences and lessons learned in working with many industry-leading companies around the world. It is co-authored by Peter Putz, Alois Mayr, Dirk Wallerstorfer, and noted full-stack developer Anna Gerber – a regular contributor to O’Reilly Media’s distinguished technology series. This book is specifically written for senior engineers and managers who want to learn … read more

Automated Optimization with Dynatrace AppMon & UEM

Most Application Performance Management (APM) tools became really good at detecting failing or very slow transaction, and giving you system monitoring and code level metrics to identify root cause within minutes. While Dynatrace AppMon & UEM has been doing this for years, we took it to the next level by automatically detecting common architectural, performance and scalability patterns for every single transaction and user interaction with your application. For more … read more

What 2016 Presidential Candidates Can Learn about Site Performance from Online Retailers

Update: February 29th, 2016 10:00pm, Super Tuesday (eve) Super Tuesday is upon us and all eyes are glued to Election 2016 coverage.  Tomorrow several states hold their primaries and caucuses in what can be a make or break situation for some candidates.  We will be tracking the days events and one of the tools we will be using is a virtual Digital Experience Center (DEC) dashboard.  This view allows us to track … read more

An Integrated Approach to Load Test Analysis, Part 2 – The Follow-up Test

This post was co-authored by Andreas Grabner, Team Lead for the Compuware APM Center of Excellence. In a previous post, I demonstrated how to add more depth to the analysis of a Compuware APM Web Load Test by combining the external load results with the application and infrastructure data collected by the Compuware PureStack Technology™. But, now that we have tested the system once, what would happen if we tested … read more

Performance Improvement is not Performance Optimization

Performance improvement is the art and science of making online applications faster, while performance optimization is the art and science of making online applications efficient. While these two concepts are very closely related, using the homepage of a high-end specialty retailer, this article will show how a focused performance optimization effort can Shrink page size by nearly 40% Reduce CSS and JavaScript files by more than 75% Decrease Hosts and … read more