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Synthetic monitoring

Automatically monitor and test application availability and performance across production and development environments so you can fix issues and optimize digital experience before users are affected.

What is Synthetic Monitoring?

Synthetic monitoring, also called synthetic testing, is an application performance monitoring practice that emulates the paths users might take when engaging with an application. Synthetic monitoring can automatically keep tabs on application uptime and tell you how your application responds to typical user behavior. It uses scripts to generate simulated user behavior for various scenarios, geographic locations, device types, and other variables. Once this data has been collected and analyzed, a synthetic monitoring solution can give you crucial insights into how well your app is performing.

Proactively find incidents before they affect users

Test, measure, and compare your mobile and web channels from thousands of locations around the world to emulate real user behavior, meet your SLAs, and manage CDN and third-party performance.

  • Leverage a best-in-class network with low latency, high throughput, and high redundancy
  • Simulate customer journeys across all major desktop and mobile browsers
  • Ensure your key pages, APIs, and transactions continuously perform properly from all locations
  • Execute monitors from private locations to track the availability and performance of your internal resources

Simulate business-critical customer journeys

Use our unique web-based recorder to easily click through and record the business-critical transactions most important to your business and customers.

  • Monitor critical workflows without scripting, using a simple web-based recorder
  • Play back scripted transactions to ensure your tests are accurate
  • Test business transactions and run them from real browsers

Stay on top with competitive benchmarking

Benchmark your site’s performance directly against your competition to know exactly where you stand.

  • Optimize your performance with techniques used by industry leaders to achieve superior results
  • Benchmark your site’s performance against the competition’s key pages and transactions in real-time
  • Compare application performance from the end-user perspective using last mile and mobile benchmarks

Catch issues early in your software development lifecycle

Incorporate on-demand synthetic tests into your CI/CD pipeline to accelerate innovation, reduce time to market, and lower costs.

  • Improve quality with shift-left testing to run synthetic tests early and often
  • Measure adherence to service-level objectives (SLOs) to determine whether software versions should progress in the SDLC
  • Automatically identify the root cause of issues found via synthetic tests in pre-production and production release validation
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The digital experience playbook

How to drive business value through digital experience monitoring

Cost of innovation is comprised of complexity and challenges that directly affect DX by hindering website performance, availability, and customer satisfaction to name a few.   With our unique web-based recorder you can easily click through and record the business-critical transactions most important to your business and customers.

With the right digital experience monitoring (DEM) approach, organizations can achieve the insight needed to drive business value through DX. 

In this eBook, you'll discover how you can proactively optimize business outcomes and address DX issues before your bottom line suffers by learning how to:

  • Measure digital experience with DEM  
  • Extend DEM through your environment  
  • Connect DX to business outcomes

Download the digital experience playbook today and learn how to design your user experiences to drive better business outcomes.

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Expertise-based data analysis and recommendations

Business Insights combines deep Dynatrace expertise with a turnkey big data platform to go beyond application performance and unlock more value to drive business decisions. The services are designed to drive an active performance optimization strategy and culture with synthetic testing technology, even if you don’t have a lot of time or resources in-house. The combination of technology, visualization, and expertise will help you communicate, interrogate and act to optimize your applications and business outcomes.

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