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Shift-Left in Jenkins: How to implement Performance Signature with Dynatrace

Monitoring as Code is a concept to define what metrics (functional, performance, architecture) are relevant for applications, services, process, containers or infrastructure. One implementation of Monitoring as Code is what my colleague Thomas…
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Choosing an APM solution Part 1 of 6: Consider both current & future needs

When selecting an Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution, it’s important to consider not only what your applications look like today, but also what they may look like in the future. There are two aspects to consider –…
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OpenStack monitoring beyond the Elastic Stack – Part 3: monitoring with Dynatrace

This post is the third and final installment in our OpenStack monitoring series. Part 1 explores the state of OpenStack and some of its key terms, Part 2 is about the OpenStack monitoring space and what most open source tools lack. In this last…
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Hunting and Fixing AWS DynamoDB Client Scalability Issues on Tomcat

As a performance consultant, I get called on to address various performance issues. One of our recent scalability issues happened on a micro service exposing a REST API. The micro service runs on Apache Tomcat, on an AWS EC2 instance,…
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IoT complexity and self-driving cars – live interview

This week, I was interviewed on Cheddar TV – a super modern, social-powered tech and finance news outlet that receives about a million live views per day across its site and social channels. You can watch the live interview here:And…
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Going head to head in APM: Dynatrace VS AppDynamics

The APM (application performance management) market is one of the most watched and in-demand tech industries today. Why? Because perfect application performance is undeniably the holy grail for every modern business. That’s why we set…
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Causation and Correlation: What difference does it make?

Causation and Correlation: What’s the difference? Why does it matter? Does it matter? Some vendors use time-based correlation to connect events across multiple observed data sets, and claim there’s a connection between two observed…
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Why WAN optimization requires performance management

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…
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View history of open/closed problems in your environment

November 16, 2016by Wolfgang BeerA long awaited Dynatrace feature—the ability to view the history of detected problems in your environment within custom time frames—is finally here! To date, the Problems feed and the Problems dashboard…
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Advanced eCommerce Monitoring – one tool does it all

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…