Are we ready? That’s the all-consuming question when the time approaches for your new or improved web application to go live. Web application performance testing can provide some answers, but in today’s web and mobile application environment, conventional on-premise load testing tools can’t give you confidence that your application is truly ready for prime time. The real world of modern web application delivery and consumption is too different from the restricted website performance testing that you can do in the lab.
Dynatrace’s Synthetic Monitoring service is a cloud-based web application performance testing solution that subjects your web and mobile applications to real-world tests to ensure their readiness for launch or for event-driven traffic spikes. Dynatrace tests your application from tens of thousands of real PCs and devices from locations around the world, using a variety of browsers and device platforms. Offering the most comprehensive web application performance testing on the market, Dynatrace tests all elements of the web application delivery chain including third party services and CDNs.
To help you understand your application’s performance in context, Dynatrace also provides you with benchmark data that shows how your results compare to the performance of industry leaders and competitors. We measure and rank more than 8000 sites worldwide, collecting more than 20 million measurements each month – a wealth of performance data that helps our customers evaluate and improve their own applications.
Finding website performance flaws before your customers do is helpful. What’s even better is knowing exactly what’s causing the performance problem.
When you combine Dynatrace’s synthetic test service with our Application Monitoring solution, you and your development team get end-to-end transaction visibility from click or swipe all the way back through web server, application server, and database tiers. With the Dynatrace APM solution, underperforming transactions can be quickly analyzed across tiers, down through call stacks, and all the way to the offending line of code.
Pairing Dynatrace Synthetic Monitoring with Dynatrace Application Monitoring, you can integrate web application performance testing into your engineering process to ensure that each build performs as well or better than the last, right up through launch time. Post-launch, your operations team can use Dynatrace Application Monitoring to continuously monitor application health and to quickly troubleshoot problems when they arise. For even more insight, Dynatrace User Experience Management offers deep user experience test and analytic capabilities, so product managers can ensure that web and mobile applications in production are meeting or exceeding customer expectations.