Web Performance

Dynatrace on Dynatrace: How we monitor our own web entities

When Klaus Enzenhofer published his recent article about the value of using Dynatrace real user monitoring to troubleshoot JavaScript errors in web applications, he asked me how we here on the Dynatrace web development team handle our own performance challenges and errors related to the web entities at Dynatrace.com. Klaus wondered if the powerful monitoring abilities of Dynatrace could be used to monitor, find, and solve problems within “mere websites” … read more

Customer Corner – Nordstrom, Citrix, Red Hat and more

One of the more rewarding parts of my job is working with our team on customer stories. I always feel like a great case study has so much external and internal value, that they should be shared as widely as possible. So, after just a few moments on our site and YouTube channel, I’ve collated a few stand outs to share in the first Dynatrace “Customer Corner” blog post. Nordstrom: From … read more

The impact of JavaScript errors and How to monitor JavaScript errors using Real User Monitoring!

These days we are moving more and more logic towards the user into the browser to achieve higher performance and better user experience. There are Single Page Application frameworks like AngularJS, React, Ember and others supporting this trend. If it works, everything is fine. But with this trend a JavaScript error can become a website killer. What does this mean? Below you can see the same page twice, but depending on the … read more

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