Java applications benefit greatly from using Java application performance monitoring tools.
Java application performance issues typically originate at the code level and from application architecture at runtime. For example, inefficient use of database connections or utilization of the Java garbage collector often unnecessarily consume database and memory resources resulting in laggy applications or even failed transactions. Proficient Java APM tools allow these issues to be detected easily. They dive deep into application code details exposing CPU consumption for each method call as well as capture higher-level details such as dependencies between JVMs that are needed within the scope of a transaction.
Leading edge Java APM tools from Dynatrace
As a market leader in APM solutions, Dynatrace offers industry-leading Java application monitoring tools for managing the performance of Java applications. Two solutions from Dynatrace that work with Java applications are:
Dynatrace – This is an end-to-end Java APM solution ideal for web, cloud, and mobile applications. It incorporates Dynatrace’s patented PurePath Technology® to monitor and analyze the full path of each transaction across all application and infrastructure tiers. It allows code-level visibility down to method-level and database calls to facilitate root-cause troubleshooting. Dynatrace also baselines and collates response times, failure rates, and throughput to easily allow architectural bottlenecks and memory leaks to be detected.
Dynatrace Data Center RUM – This is an Java APM solution that focuses on enterprise applications running in the data center. It can correlate network and Java performance analysis by correlating user experience measurements to network and infrastructure component performance metrics. It can trace transaction execution from web servers through all application and infrastructure tiers revealing performance hotspots and bottlenecks. Dynatrace Data Center RUM supports a wide range of middleware and databases including Oracle, DB2, XML/SOAP, IBM MQ, MSSQL, and LDAP.
Benefits of Java APM technology from Dynatrace
Using Java performance monitoring technology from Dynatrace results in numerous performance improvements for your Java applications such as:
Reduce MTTR by up to 90%. Dynatrace’s Java APM technology continuously monitors and captures performance data from Java applications unlike most other Java performance monitoring tools that simply sample data that goes through Java applications and easily miss critical data. PurePath Technology® from Dynatrace works like a profiler capturing and correlating performance data from all transactions. Performance issues can be easily caught by replaying performance data and MTTR can be reduced by up to 90%.
Detailed transaction monitoring across JVMs and tiers. Dynatrace Java APM solutions automatically model Java applications and discover Java transactions. Information is displayed visually allowing for easy discovery of dependencies between JVMs, where execution time is spent, and where problems are. Method-level information such as arguments, return values, exceptions, log message, and SQL statements are also detailed and easily accessed.
Isolate memory problems easily. Good memory management is an important factor for the performance of Java applications. Dynatrace Java APM solutions capture memory details and isolate memory problems such as garbage collection issues. They can also perform thread dumps so that deadlocks, thread leaks, and idle or busy thread pools can be found easily.
Integration with third-party tools. Dynatrace Java APM solutions integrate with Java development environments Eclipse and IntelliJ to enable application performance data to be shared easily across development, testing, and operations teams. Additionally, performance analysis can be automated during production and release cycles through integration with Jenkins, Bamboo, and Jira.