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Enterprise Cloud: ECS, Microservices and Dynatrace at Neiman Marcus

In my recent weeks of travelling I got to speak with many organizations that have done or are about to leverage what I call “Enterprise Cloud Technology.” Why Enterprise Cloud and not just Cloud? For me,  Enterprise Cloud best…
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How to make your website faster than 97% of other sites

Recently, the RAML team decided it was time for an updated server infrastructure. The original site used a web-based Content Management System (CMS) that required a lot of costly server resources. Each client request to the CMS invoked scripts…
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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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How MuleSoft Helps Customers Succeed on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The holiday shopping season is upon us, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner. Last year, shoppers spent over $655.8 billion during Black Friday and that amount is expected to increase by 47% this year. And during Cyber Monday…
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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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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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Hybrid Cloud Problem Patterns: Chasing DNS Lookup Times from AWS EC2

As a performance architect, I get called into various production performance issues. One of our recent production issues happened on Tomcat AppServer running on an AWS EC2 instance in a VPC. VPC is joined with an on-premise DNS server. This…
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Dynatrace on Dynatrace: Detecting Regressions in Continuous Performance Environments

In my previous blog I addressed how we use Dynatrace on Dynatrace in our Continuous Functional Testing Environment. During that same visit to our engineering lab in Linz, Austria I also spoke with Thomas Steinmaurer, Performance…
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Business Innovation through APM Metrics-Driven DevOps

Innovating faster to meet end-user demand is one of the challenges addressed by DevOps. DevOps bridges the knowledge gap about the impact between business and application teams. Application teams have to better understand the impact they have…
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Detecting the N+1 Asynchronous Thread Problem Pattern

I’ve been offering my help in analyzing performance data for quite a while now. Most of the time when analyzing PurePaths, load testing outputs or production log files, I find very similar problem patterns. This fact inspired us to automate…