Web Performance

When mobile friendliness defeats mobile performance!

Recently, someone asked me the following question: “Can you explain to us why the same page, optimized to be mobile friendly, takes 4.5 seconds to open on the desktop Chrome browser, but takes almost 15 seconds on the mobile Chrome browser”. So I checked to see if they had followed the three basic rules everyone should follow when creating something mobile-specific whether it is a native mobile app or like in this… read more

Brexit Crunch on Financial Services Sites

With the Brexit decision over, financial markets are reacting to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.  Below is a view showing the performance of various financial services websites, aggregated by industry and country. The most immediate impact has been with UK based brokerage sites.  The team at Dynatrace proactively monitors hundreds of financial services sites as part of our Benchmarking practice.  The chart below shows how this benchmark is… read more

The Dynatrace Rio Report: 2016 Post-Games Analysis

Update: August 24 – 2016 Post-Games Analysis Update: August 19 – Social Media Showdown Update: August 18 – A View From Down Under Update: August 16 – View of Top Global Brands Update: August 15 – Carrier/ISP Performance Update Update: August 11 – All Eyes on South America and Italy Update: August 10 – Consumer Favorites From Around the Globe Update: August 9 – Taking a Deep Dive Into Sports… read more

5 tips from Dynatrace 2016 Digital Experience Report

Dynatrace recently released its annual Digital Experience Report comparing the digital experiences offered by leaders in seven industries. You can watch the webinar or read the report to find out who the leaders are in your industry. Beyond identifying the leaders, the report dives deep into performance analysis to give you some ideas on how to improve.  In this post, I will highlight my top 5 tips for improving performance collected from the work my… read more

DB2 Single-row FETCH still wasting big money on Mainframe

Why are we still giving away thousands of dollars to IBM? Is it because we are too lazy to rewrite our code to leverage Multi-row FETCH and Multi-row INSERT vs using Single-row FETCH? Let me show you why it is so important to leverage these very neat features, which were introduced with DB2 for z/OS Version 8 in March 2004. They should dramatically improve the performance of DB2 queries. When… 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 PHP monitoring and liquid-infrastructure webinar!

Welcome to the March issue of the Dynatrace Ruxit newsletter! We have some exciting news to share with you, including an improved feature set of our PHP deep monitoring and an upcoming webinar that delves into the challenges of liquid-infrastructure monitoring! Introducing a new and improved feature set for PHP deep monitoring! Following a successful early-access program, Dynatrace Ruxit is proud to announce new enhanced PHP deep monitoring capabilities! Get… 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! 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 Ruxit… 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

Valentine's Day Coverage 2016

Update: February 16th, 2016 5:30pm: Valentine’s Day Weekend Wrap Up Some people will say that Valentines Day is for lovers, while that is true for some, Valentines Day is also for specialty retailers and services.  As you saw leading into Valentines Day, the team here at Dynatrace had been watching a large selection of specialty retailers.  Over the weekend these retailers all looked to be providing good availability to end… read more