Multi-tier applications comprise many dependent components and services working together. The overall performance of these applications is reliant on the performance of these components and services, and the servers and networks they run on. To effectively monitor the performance of these distributed applications, comprehensive system performance monitoring must address all contributing components, services, servers, and networks.
The practice of system performance monitoring incorporates a combination of tools. This includes tools for monitoring performance in various tiers such as server and database performance monitoring tools. Server monitoring tools can be operating system specific – for example, Windows server or Linux server monitoring tools. Comprehensive performance data captured by these tools provide insights into the entire application stack enabling you to detect and resolve performance issues promptly.
Dynatrace is a provider of turnkey digital performance monitoring solutions. The Dynatrace solution for system performance monitoring allows you to capture full stack application performance metrics in a single unified solution. The Dynatrace integrated system performance monitoring toolset incorporates patented technology that enables you to capture the performance of each application transaction end-to-end through multiple tiers and environments. Captured data includes transactional context with method argument and database statement details. This allows you to identify any problematic method arguments or slow database statements when examining individual method or database call response time performance using an application performance analyzer.
System performance monitoring by Dynatrace also provides visibility into application virtual environments with integrated VMware performance tools. Through these tools, you can obtain data on virtual machine resource usage and evaluate the performance of application components and services running in virtual machines.
Dynatrace’s system performance monitoring solution incorporates insights from big data and AI. Dynatrace’s monitoring tools enable you to capture every interaction from every user across all tiers through all transactions 24x7, 365 days a year. With the large amount of data collected, Dynatrace utilizes artificial intelligence algorithms to put the data into context to determine how all components, services, and other application dependencies are inter-related. The result is highly automated performance analysis.
With artificial intelligence algorithms examining data collected by Dynatrace’s integrated application, network, and server performance monitoring tools, every single relationship between components, services, processes, hosts, containers, network, and cloud environment is auto-detected. You do not need to manually declare these relationships when carrying out system performance monitoring with Dynatrace. Furthermore, Dynatrace’s Smartscape technology leverages the data captured by Dynatrace’s server and network monitoring tools to automatically visualize all dependencies providing you with a clear and intuitive map of all relationships in each of your applications.
Dynatrace’s artificial intelligence algorithms additionally provide automatic performance baselining for each application as well as automatic anomaly detection. By automating these tasks and root cause analysis through artificial intelligence, system performance monitoring and analysis becomes faster, easier, and more effective.