Software performance metrics

In today’s digital economy, applications must fulfill multiple criteria to remain competitive. One key criteria is application performance which has direct impact on the usability and functionality of an application. Since overall application performance is dependent on the performance of individual components, application performance management (APM) must be incorporated throughout an application’s delivery pipeline (from user interface to application processing to database processing). APM must also be incorporated into an application’s lifecycle (development, testing, and production) to ensure that performance issues are identified and eliminated early in an application’s life.

Software performance metrics that are collected from the monitoring of an application are used to identify and analyze performance issues. These metrics are collected using APM solutions that can vary in capability. Using an APM solution that performs only rudimentary and high-level monitoring does not yield end-to-end software performance metrics that depict the performance of every component in an application’s architecture. Additionally, collected metrics may not be detailed enough to perform effective root-cause analysis resulting in unsolvable performance problems. You can avoid these monitoring pitfalls by using comprehensive, powerful, and market-leading APM solutions from Dynatrace.

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Capture comprehensive software performance metrics using Dynatrace

Dynatrace is a leading provider of APM solutions for business and mission-critical applications. You can use Dynatrace APM solutions for user experience management, application monitoring, synthetic monitoring, and data center monitoring. Dynatrace also offers a load testing website service to simulate user load over the Internet from differing geographic regions around the world.

Dynatrace User Experience Management allows you to visualize user experience across all types of Web browsers and mobile devices. It captures user interactions and correlates them with software performance metrics from your application to show the impact of your application’s performance on site usage and user click-paths.

Dynatrace Application Monitoring uses patented PurePath Technology® to carry out end-to-end monitoring of application transaction performance. It conducts Java and PHP performance monitoring in addition to monitoring newer technologies such as conducting Node.js monitoring. You can use it to capture software performance metrics down to the method and SQL-query levels of application transactions.

Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring tests your applications by using scripted transactions to emulate user interactions such as mouse clicks, keyboard presses, and screen navigation. You use it to monitor your application’s behavior and capture the software performance metrics of your application’s response to the scripted transactions.

Dynatrace Data Center RUM allows you to comprehensively monitor all tiers in your data center including Web servers, application servers, middleware, databases, and third-party packaged applications such as Oracle EBS. It supports SQL monitor functions by capturing the performance of SQL database servers. You can use it to conduct MySQL performance monitoring and the monitoring of other commercial and open source databases. You can also use it to monitor the performance of the network in your data center to reveal how network latency impacts application performance and user experience.

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Obtain revealing software performance metrics under load

When developing and testing your application, you can use a Dynatrace Load to generate scalable user load in order for your application to process transactions from which you can capture software performance metrics. Dynatrace Load enables you to generate user requests that originate from multiple geographic regions, and it leverages the BlazeMeter cloud to generate user load, on-demand, for up to one million concurrent users. For example, to conduct a realistic Java performance test, you can use Dynatrace Load as a managed-service to deliver load tests for Java-based desktop, smartphone, and tablet applications.

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