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Looking for answers in a bunch of charts and metrics? No thanks.

Let’s take a look at what many monitoring tools have in common When it comes to “full stack” performance monitoring, you will find a collection of vendors including New Relic, Datadog, SignalFx, Wavefront, and Sysdig offering solutions that are remarkably similar in many ways. With this article, I’d like to explore something that all these tools have in common – lots of metrics and lots of charts. Lots of easy… read more

Hybrid Cloud Problem Patterns: Chasing DNS Lookup Times from AWS EC2

As a performance architect, I get called into various production performance issues. One of our recent production issues happened on Tomcat AppServer running on an AWS EC2 instance in a VPC. VPC is joined with an on-premise DNS server. This service calls another micro service. When service went live, we noticed a high response time from a downstream micro service, and the downstream service logs did not show any performance… read more

IoT complexity and self-driving cars – live interview

This week, I was interviewed on Cheddar TV – a super modern, social-powered tech and finance news outlet that receives about a million live views per day across its site and social channels. You can watch the live interview here: And here are the main points we hit on during the interview: Cisco’s acquisition of AppDynamics and how the buy-out figure wasn’t a surprise at… read more

Going Mobile: Adopting a "mobile-first" strategy

Back in the days when smartphones began to dominate the market, customers started to access information on-the-go — emails, weather, news, sports etc. Many companies — including Walgreens –realized the need to address the specific requirements of the mobile user and typically introduced a mobile version of their primary website. Either it was a completely different mobile website or a transcoded version of the desktop website. Those choosing to create a… read more

Is ITIL still relevant in the digital world?

Is ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) still relevant in the digital world? The short answer is…yes! The longer answer is: it depends on your organisation’s understanding and application of ITIL. In order to best answer the question it is important to take a step back and examine the goals and intent of ITIL. Quick refresher on ITIL Documented Common Sense – Don Page The best definition of ITIL comes… read more

Reflecting on the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

For a sixth consecutive year, Dynatrace* is positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s “Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM) report”. This caps a record-breaking year for Dynatrace. In May, Gartner named Dynatrace the worldwide APM market share leader, with 12.5% of Revenue Share in the global market in 2014†. This is more than three times the revenue of other new generation APM vendors. The company is the industry’s… read more

Dynatrace in Leaders Quadrant of 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Here we are again, 405 days from last year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for APM and we are proud and humbled to be in the Leader’s quadrant for the sixth consecutive year*. We’ve had an amazing and transformational year, and we are excited to see that our passion and undivided focus on the APM segment resulted in this placement in the MQ. View the full report In… read more

Full Stack Diagnostics – Full Mac Support – Dynatrace Personal 2016!

If you have seen a PurePath of your application you – like many others — were likely blown away with the diagnostics information captured: Full end-to-end method level tracing and diagnostics, from the Browser, through your application stack, all the way down to SQL. Also, performance, scalability and functional hotspot detection attained by simply installing a single library on your Java App Server, .NET CLR, PHP Engine, Nginx,… read more

Application Performance & 4 Key Tips for Optimizing Your IBM WebSphere Commerce Site

IBM WebSphere Commerce is robust and highly scalable. But you know the work is just beginning once your platform is in place, right? From the outset, you need to work to ensure application performance. Satisfying today’s demanding shoppers, who demand flawless experience across smartphones, tablets and PCs, requires you to relentlessly fine-tune and evolve your brand’s digital experience to drive engagement and loyalty and increase conversions and basket size. To… read more

Enterprise web front-end performance tuning – worst practices case study

In a recent blog I discussed Enterprise web front-end performance tuning, extending the tuning recommendations to include characteristics of the enterprise data center/private cloud. I left with a promise to nominate a case study for exactly what not to do – let’s call it frontend worst practices. I had an example in mind from the not-too-distant Compuware past, and managed to find it in my stash. I’ll begin with a… read more