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Twas the night before “go live” and everyone knew, If the code didn’t work, their careers would be through. The code was reviewed and load tests were started, Every metric was precisely charted. The results came back and they were relieved, For all of their functional...
When you’re an APM leader, innovation is everything. But investing in R&D means a dual focus on core capabilities and new advancements – constantly weaving the two together, to create a formidable offering that will address the deep and complex needs of existing and future customer...
We’re excited to announce the beta release of Dynatrace Hadoop monitoring! Hadoop server monitoring provides a high-level overview of main Hadoop components within your cluster. Enhanced insights are available for HDFS and MapReduce. Hadoop-specific metrics are presented alongside all ...
We’re happy to announce the beta availability of Spark monitoring! Apache Spark monitoring provides insight into the resource usage, job status, and performance of Spark Standalone clusters. Monitoring is available for the three main Spark components: Cluster manager Driver program Wor...
Today we launch a new chapter in the life of Dynatrace, and I’m pretty happy to arrive at this moment in time. It’s been an honour (and a massive challenge) to be tasked with redefining how Dynatrace presents itself to the world – one that took me on a very rewarding journey through ou...
I’m pleased to announce that we’ve just released a new book on cloud migration strategies, reflecting on our experiences and lessons-learned in working with many industry leading companies around the world. It is co-authored by Peter Putz, Alois Mayr, Dirk Wallerstorfer, and noted full...
Java Support for TIBCO Business Works job scheduling. This ensures that TIBCO Business Works requests are monitored completely within JVMs. .NET Support for Windows Communication Foundation within standalone .NET processes. For assistance in enabling this within your Dynatrace environm...
We’re excited to announce the beta release of Dynatrace Couchbase monitoring! Couchbase server monitoring provides a high-level overview of all Couchbase components in your cluster. To view Couchbase monitoring insights From the navigation menu, click Technologies. Click the Couchbase ...
We’re happy to announce the beta release of Dynatrace CouchDB monitoring! CouchDB server monitoring provides a cluster overview and all relevant nodes metrics. With CouchDB metrics, you’ll know immediately if your CouchDB installation is under performing. And when problems occur,...
It’s not very often that data aligns perfectly to illustrate a topic. Typically, there are very clear trends among the outlying data points that clearly support the topic in question, but it’s rarely absolute. So, while researching Sitecore performance topics this week, I spotted data ...
Dynatrace mobile-app crash reports now provide detail related to the device types that lead to specific crashes due to their exotic hardware configurations, enabling you to better understand the causes and scope of crashes that your mobile customers experience. Reviewing mobile-app cra...
A key feature of Dynatrace is its ability to continuously monitor every aspect of your applications, services, and infrastructure and to automatically learn the baseline performance metrics related to these components. Dynatrace also automatically learns the baseline response times and...
Debugging is the developer’s best friend when it comes to understanding how code really executes – especially when trying to figure out why the code is not behaving as expected. Debugging works exceptionally well in monolithic apps or in service-oriented apps when you know exactl...
Prologue Following the introduction of the Sitecore Helix framework at Sitecore Symposium 2016 in New Orleans, and after attending Sitecore User Groups where Helix has been discussed, I wanted to take this opportunity to share insights on how to achieve the automation aspects outlined ...
In recent months, at multiple customers, I’ve had the opportunity to observe shockingly similar problems that follow an unfortunately common scenario: There is a perceived site issue A war room or incident is started The network is quickly thrown under the bus Why? Because the complain...
WAN optimization can only be as efficient as you let it be. Recently I’ve seen a good example that illustrates how without diligent application performance management, multi-million WAN optimization investments can quickly turn into a lukewarm “implementation completed” outcome, to say...
Based on Docker and the Kubernetes container cluster manager, Red Hat OpenShift is the next generation container platform for developing, deploying and running containerized applications conveniently and at scale. In this article, Chris Morgan (@cmorgan_cloud), Technical Director for O...
AWS CodePipeline is a more recent addition to Amazon Web Services – allowing development teams to push code changes from source check-in all the way into production in a very automated way. While code pipelines like that are not new (e.g: XebiaLabs, Electric Cloud, Jenkins Pipeline), A...
Market disruption can spark innovation and radical change, and DevOps — as a set of best practices — has emerged from software industry disruptions. Why? Because, over the years, delivering software in many organizations has become harder, slower and more error prone. Outda...
With the holiday shopping season kicking off later this week, the big question is: Will IT Complexity Jeopardize Retailers’ Digital Performance this Black Friday/Cyber Monday? According to recent data, this Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history, with...
The stats about China’s e-commerce industry continue to make my head spin. We’ve just seen Singles Day 2016 break more records than ever before (US$1 Billion in 5 mins) and China is now sitting comfortably as the largest retail e-commerce market in the world: Total sales this year will...
Many blog posts have been written about the Dyn DNS DDOS attack  on October 21st. Dyn itself was very open with the problem and kept updating their customers and users impacted by the attack through their blog and twitter feed. My colleague David Jones (aka Jonesy) blogged about how ou...
Last week, I was trying to come up with a term for the opposite of war room. Why? I made a note a few months ago while reading a Gartner paper extolling the virtues of wire data, specifically as applied to the modern data center’s availability and performance management disciplines. Am...
We have all experienced the excitement of bringing a new technology or architectural pattern — like microservices — on the design table: “It is really powerful and exactly what we need to meet our challenges, so let’s start implementing it!” I feel the same way about micros...
We are 24 hours away from the end to the 2016 Election Cycle, and as a historic campaign comes to a close all eyes turn toward the “battleground” states. With fears of cyber attack being discussed in the media I decided to place some synthetic monitoring on the main election pages for ...
I was honored to do a DevOps Handbook Lessons Learned webinar with the DevOps “Godfather” Gene Kim earlier this month. In preparation for it I not only started reading his new DevOps Handbook, but also revisited the main messages of his previous DevOps book – The Phoenix Project....
Amazon AWS re:Invent 2016 is quickly approaching and Dynatrace is proud to be participating for the third year in a row, this year as a platinum sponsor.  With an expected 24,000 attendees, this will be the largest gathering of the Amazon Web Services community. As the only fully-autom...
It’s the race that stops Australia. TAB claims they handle 3000 transactions per second at the peak of the betting splurge – across desktop and mobiles in all parts of the country. You can imagine, preparing for peak digital performance is a major priority for all betting agencies at t...
Microservices are a great architectural pattern. Not completely new – but – either because of  the name, or just having the right people at the right time promoting it, microservices have gained widespread acceptance. The more software applying this new architectural approach, the more...
Dynatrace announces OpenStack support at Barcelona Summit OpenStack monitoring In today’s world, applications are the lifeblood of your business. When problems arise, reactive troubleshooting is no longer good enough. You can take control with 24/7 visibility into applications and clou...
The goal is now in sight – if not yet in reach: a fully-automated operational production environment. The rise of DevOps shows the progress we’ve made in automating the provisioning and configuration of ops, as well as application deployment. Management of the ops environment isn’t far...
DNS Incident, Friday, October 21, 2016 Update: 11:00pm EST Reports of this issue impacting regions outside the US are coming in.  Dave Anderson, VP, EMEA and APAC Marketing for Dynatrace highlighted some issues being seen in Australia.  Here is some additional detail as to why Australi...
One of the hot topics currently in the .NET community is CoreCLR and ASP.NET Core. As most probably you already know: Microsoft decided to create a cross platform, high performance version of ASP.NET, which they even open-sourced. What is ASP.NET Core? There are many great posts about ...
While the words “Digital Transformation” can mean many things, in the case of Liferay, we regularly see how organizations have transformed and enriched online journeys and experiences for their customers and employees by unlocking rich data, information, and applications hi...
Website performance is incredibly important for most companies. This is especially true in situations where a website might be accessed by a huge number of customers within a short period of time (think Black Friday or a utility company with a widespread outage). While performance can ...
Transforming from Agile to Continuous Delivery by embracing DevOps Best Practices and a high degree of Automation is a desirable goal for many IT organizations. The biggest challenge I’ve seen when recently talking with companies such as Capital One, BCI, BCP, BBVA, and even our own en...
In my role as a Dynatrace Consultant I’ve had the opportunity to visit customers repeatedly over extended periods of time. This has allowed me to contribute to different approaches to solving problems, and to observe how well the solutions fit the unique needs of each customer. It help...
Last night was reportedly the most watched presidential debate ever. Some are estimating over 100- million viewers watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump go at it. I set up some Dynatrace Synthetics tests to compare the sites that would be live streaming the debate. I monitored from ...
Customer-centric innovation, more frequent deployments, the adoption of new stack and PaaS (Platform as a Service), as well as breaking up the monolith into micro-services, are several of the trends we can’t escape when following the hot topics at conferences or when talking with enter...
No eCommerce platform can be operated without a proper monitoring solution in place. In fact monitoring or analytics alone isn’t enough. If you are serious about your online business you need to do all of it: continuous performance management, user analytics, marketing analysis, ...