Dynatrace Review

Analysis engine improves the process of measurements so the end user is not bothered with the time consuming PurePaths calculations.


Valuable Features:

  • The easy upgrade; the manual is so clear and understandable, it is like a walk in the park
  • Web based dashboards to provide role dependent performance metrics
  • Analysis engine improves the process of measurements so the end user is not bothered with the time consuming PurePaths calculations. The transaction flow doesn't have to wait anymore to be displayed instantly
  • Angular measurements can be tracked and traced from the front-end to better measure its latency
  • Easy deployment of mobile apps track and tracing by showing graphical run books of what to do

Improvements to My Organization:

Not yet.

Room for Improvement:

Presenting the virtualisation technology. dynaTrace can be feed by VMware metrics, via de Vimservice or via the Vhost, it can pick up performance metrics like disk usage etc. In my opinion I like to get a visualisation of all the relations between the virtualisation layer and its SAN storage. It is really spaghetti, something the Ruxit tools helps to make it transparent. Why is this a benefit? Because VM's can move from one physical machine to another, automatically. This can disrupt end user experience/availability. It can also helps a lot to understand the relation between the end user and the misty back end components like virtualisation and storage, to close the gap between the usual understanding of applications, web servers, databases and virtualisation.

Also the Tibco diagnosing should be improved. Most of the Tibco monitoring tooling fall behind on the matter of track and tracing individual messages on the ESB bus (Tibco Spotfire  can do the trick, but is not chain aware) . You can't see the latency of individual messages on the bus in relation to resource consumption on the ESB bus.

The sequence diagram should be improved from the SOA point of view. Please show the latency of each individual Tibco service and map it on the Sequence Diagram, in real-time.

Use of Solution:

1 week

Deployment Issues:

No, it is like a walk in the park.

Stability Issues:

No.

Scalability Issues:

No.

Implementation Team:

dynaTrace supported us by sending a well-skilled consultant to do the upgrade. After the upgrade this consultant answered all kinds of questions.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: I recently signed a partnership with dynaTrace, but it doesn't influence to talk about my opinions of this software. I have an open partnership with the dynaTrace vendor and they respond very well on my feedback.
1 Comment
Randall HindsReal UserELITE SQUADTOP 5

"Analysis engine improves the process of measurements so the end user is not bothered with the time consuming PurePaths calculations."
Fair statement. PurePaths as leveraged from the local/fat client are not needed by many audiences, especially on the business side. If the Analysis engine results can be presented in Web UI, it would save even more time for end users.

15 July 15
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