Dynatrace 6.2 Gives .NET Devs a Deep Dive into App Performance
The performance monitoring suite adds new components that provide for deeper looks at applications as well as the user experience with those apps.
Dynatrace added two new components, Application Monitoring and User Experience Management, to its "digital performance platform" that it claims are unique offerings in the application performance management (APM) industry.
Central to monitoring and managing the customer experience is what the company calls a "user experience cockpit" that enables one-click collaboration among business teams, who can track site visits and provide packaged feedback -- including technical details and context -- to operations and development personnel, for example.
Dynatrace said this first-of-its kind functionality can be accessed by a variety of users and tools, ranging from single IT pros using touch-enabled handheld devices to fully staffed customer experience centers. The company said its platform provides a graphical, real-time view of a user's experience and satisfaction, going beyond tools that just measure page views, for example, or merely provide binary pass/fail metrics.
The Application Monitoring component provides performance metrics for programs written with Java, the Microsoft .NET Framework, PHP, Node.js, NGINX, Jenkins, iOS, Android, Apache and other technology stacks, digging into memory and thread diagnostics, logging and exception analytics, virtual machine (VM) health and performance and so on, depending upon the technology being used.
The User Experience Management tool can provide auto-instrumentation -- without requiring hand-coding -- for native iOS and Android mobile apps, hybrid mobile apps, responsive Web 2.0 apps and regular HTML pages.
In addition to the customer experience cockpit, the new Dynatrace offering includes built-in Big Data use-case analytics to help glean fact-based business insights. "Dynatrace's Big Data analytics engine now streamlines data analysis for every user," the company said. "With pre-built common use cases, it pulls relevant information from millions of transactions in real-time to enable multi-dimensional analytics to quickly identify patterns, predict problems and make informed decisions."
Dynatrace 6.2 is available for a free 30-day trial.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.