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Optimizing DynamoDB Access Patterns to avoid Performance Impact

Our Dynatrace DevOps team is not only using Dynatrace to monitor the Dynatrace Clusters we run for our customers in the public cloud, but they have also developed a set of tools that help them in their day-to-day work. In my quest to share more…
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App in a Box – Part 4 – OneAgent to rule them all through Software Intelligence

Agent-based Monitoring In this series, we have been reviewing the various approaches to enterprise application monitoring and their cost-benefit analysis.  If you haven’t read the previous posts regarding logs, infrastructure or the…
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Application logs: How Dish Network leverages Log Analytics to resolve performance incidents

The importance of integrating log data with performance metrics and events Earlier this year we spoke a lot at Perform 2018 about the importance of integrating troubleshooting information contained in application logs with measurements, events,…
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Automatically map your ServiceNow CMDB

Managing a configuration management database (CMDB) in today’s highly dynamic environments can be a challenge. Do you know how to keep track of all the movement inside these new environments, as well as keep track of those making new applications…
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What’s behind the dashboard? The perils of build-it-yourself monitoring.

As organizations are building their new multi-cloud, microservice and container-based stack, we see some of them attempt a build-it-yourself monitoring approach. This may involve open source tools, commercial solutions, home-grown software,…
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Handshake matters: TLS performance and user experience

At Dynatrace, we live and breathe application performance. This includes our development process; the dev teams routinely use our own software to test application code for performance at every development cycle. But it doesn’t mean we…
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Optimizing Kubernetes to reduce flaky tests in CI/CD with Dynatrace

Kubernetes is not only a preferred platform for deploying services and applications. In chatting with the One Engineering Productivity Team I got to learn how our teams are using Jenkins Pipelines and leveraging Kubernetes to speed up continuous…
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Google Cloud NEXT 2018 Recap

Last week was Google Cloud NEXT, Google’s big show all about their cloud offerings. I was there because Dynatrace made some announcements about our support for GCP, including Kubernetes and Stackdriver – You can read about those…
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Starting with why. Five key takeaways from Amway’s monitoring journey

I had the opportunity last week to attend a Dynatrace Community of Practice event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The featured speakers, from Dynatrace customer Amway, were kind enough to share their monitoring journey – how they approached…
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Deploying and Monitoring a Lambda Function in less than 8 Minutes

The complexity and plethora of features of AWS can be overwhelming sometimes and as simple the principle of running Lambda function is, setting them up – including API endpoints and security rules –  can be daunting. On the…