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Using AI-Powered Monitoring to Quantify the Impact of Spectre & Meltdown Fixes/Patches

Last week, news began to leak out of some major flaws in common CPU architectures which could be used by the Spectre and Meltdown exploits.  There are plenty of articles describing the why and how these exploits work, what is not known…
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Applying Dynatrace AI into our Digital Performance Life: Best of December 2017

Share Your PurePath was my personal program to help Dynatrace AppMon users make sense of their captured application performance data. I analyzed their exported PurePaths and sent my findings back in a PowerPoint. Thanks to several hundred users…
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Trades of a Performance Engineer in 2020!

Last week at AWS re:Invent we heard Werner Vogels, CTO at AWS, talk about how to build the applications of 2020! Listening to Werner’s talk, it became apparent to me, that this it also means that we have to “re:Think” how we…
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The Cure for CIO Performance Anxiety?

Performance monitoring is making CIOs anxious.  According to IDG Research, 80% of CIOs rank application and network performance as a top priority, but only 16% believe they are doing it well. What is holding them back?  A lack of visibility,…
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2017 Cyber Week Coverage / Black Friday and Cyber Monday Retail Digital Performance

Table of Contents: Cyber Week Kickoff: Monday, Nov 20th, 4:30pm EST It’s that time of year again, Cyber Week 2017.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a few days away and Retailers have been scrambling for months to make sure everything…
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Using Dynatrace to Monitor RPA (Robotic Process Automation) Robots and BotFarms.

“What are you doing Dave?”  I’m writing a blog article on using Dynatrace to monitor RPA bots Hal.  Automation is a hot topic these days in most IT departments. There has been an industry rush to automate the enterprise…
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Finding performance bottlenecks with Dynatrace in less than 5 minutes

As all of you (hopefully) know are we running load tests for Dynatrace in different stages, including regular regression performance tests on daily builds from the trunk. Looking into the performance of the Web UI – which is part of the…
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Auto-Mitigation with Dynatrace AI – or shall we call it Self-Healing?

After our AI-Driven DevOps webinar with Anil from Verizon Enterprise I got into a debate with my colleague Dave Anderson on how to call the auto mitigation approach we discussed during the webinar: Is it “auto mitigation”, “auto…
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Load Testing Redefined: A Guide from KPI Reporting to AI Supported Performance Engineering

The primary goal of Performance and Load Testing hasn’t changed a lot since I started working in this industry in 2001. What has changed are the application frameworks (from plain HTML via jQuery to Angular) and a shift from page-based…
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Looking for answers in a bunch of charts and metrics? No thanks.

Let’s take a look at what many monitoring tools have in common When it comes to “full stack” performance monitoring, you will find a collection of vendors including New Relic, Datadog, SignalFx, Wavefront, and Sysdig offering…