Application monitoring software technology has advanced with the increased complexity in web applications over the last decade. Application monitoring software falls within the category of application management software, and the terms are often used interchangeably. Application monitoring software traditionally monitored only individual components of web applications and was not transaction-aware. Today, supporting just those capabilities is insufficient to meet the performance monitoring requirements of web applications. Best-of-breed application monitoring software from Dynatrace performs Java application monitoring, PHP monitoring, and .NET performance monitoring all within the context of business transactions to provide end-to-end actionable performance metrics.
Mobile device usage is growing exponentially. More and more users access business critical applications through mobile devices. As a result, websites and web applications must be optimized for conventional web browsers, mobile browsers, and native mobile applications such as iOS and Android apps. To fully manage the performance of websites and web applications, application performance monitoring software must support insight into mobile usage of those sites and applications.
Dynatrace provides a single solution to monitor the performance of mobile websites, native iOS and Android apps, and hybrid apps. Dynatrace application monitoring software delivers complete visibility into performance metrics, user demographics, usage analytics, and crash reporting of mobile web and mobile applications. Performance can be monitored directly on mobile devices thereby capturing local device parameters such as signal strength, battery charge, carrier, and memory status. These parameters can be correlated with application performance metrics to synchronize device context with application performance.
Dynatrace also offers the largest and most accurate synthetic testing network to measure the performance of applications from endpoints around the globe. Data can be taken from more than 150 backbone nodes and over 150,000 last mile locations enabling synthetic mobile measurements that capture performance overhead from carrier networks.
Web applications fulfill many critical business transactions today. Business stakeholders need to know if the applications are meeting service level targets for each customer, how performance impacts revenue, and how marketing campaigns affect usage. Traditional APM solutions give visibility into individual application components but do not provide transaction-level visibility across an entire application.
Dynatrace gives business owners the insight they need while delivering deep transaction detail to IT operations to optimize application performance and guarantee stability and scalability. Dynatrace application monitoring software monitors each transaction to capture business context information from the HTTP session, method arguments, web service calls, and SQL queries. All activity from the beginning to the end of each transaction is captured to understand a user’s click path through the website, from site entry all the way through to conversion or abandonment.
Concurrently, technical context information is collected to speed up problem resolution. Response times from a user’s browser are monitored to identify problems along the last mile while execution times of application components and database queries are used to trace problems in the data center. Dynatrace application monitoring software monitors all elements of the application delivery chain inside and outside of the firewall, empowering operations and support staff with complete visibility into every transaction.