When mobile friendliness defeats mobile performance!

Recently, someone asked me the following question: “Can you explain to us why the same page, optimized to be mobile friendly, takes 4.5 seconds to open on the desktop Chrome browser, but takes almost 15 seconds on the mobile Chrome browser”. So I checked to see if they had followed the three basic rules everyone should follow when creating something mobile-specific whether it is a native mobile app or like in this case a mobile optimized website: Respect the mobile ... More >

Brexit Crunch on Financial Services Sites

With the Brexit decision over, financial markets are reacting to Britain's decision to leave the European Union.  Below is a view showing the performance of various financial services websites, aggregated by industry and country. The most immediate impact has been with UK based brokerage sites.  The team at Dynatrace proactively monitors hundreds of financial services sites as part of our Benchmarking practice.  The chart below shows how this benchmark is indicating ... More >

The Dynatrace Rio Report: 2016 Post-Games Analysis

Update: August 24 - 2016 Post-Games Analysis Update: August 19 - Social Media Showdown Update: August 18 - A View From Down Under Update: August 16 - View of Top Global Brands Update: August 15 - Carrier/ISP Performance Update Update: August 11 - All Eyes on South America and Italy Update: August 10 - Consumer Favorites From Around the Globe Update: August 9 - Taking a Deep Dive Into Sports Sites Update: August 8 - All Eyes on Facebook’s Winning ... More >

5 tips from Dynatrace 2016 Digital Experience Report

Dynatrace recently released its annual Digital Experience Report comparing the digital experiences offered by leaders in seven industries. You can watch the webinar or read the report to find out who the leaders are in your industry. Beyond identifying the leaders, the report dives deep into performance analysis to give you some ideas on how to improve.  In this post, I will highlight my top 5 tips for improving performance collected from the work my team does every day ... More >

DB2 Single-row FETCH still wasting big money on Mainframe

Why are we still giving away thousands of dollars to IBM? Is it because we are too lazy to rewrite our code to leverage Multi-row FETCH and Multi-row INSERT vs using Single-row FETCH? Let me show you why it is so important to leverage these very neat features, which were introduced with DB2 for z/OS Version 8 in March 2004. They should dramatically improve the performance of DB2 queries. When I heard about these features, I thought “wow, cool stuff, and not too difficult to ... More >

Valentine’s Day Coverage 2016

Update: February 16th, 2016 5:30pm: Valentine's Day Weekend Wrap Up Some people will say that Valentines Day is for lovers, while that is true for some, Valentines Day is also for specialty retailers and services.  As you saw leading into Valentines Day, the team here at Dynatrace had been watching a large selection of specialty retailers.  Over the weekend these retailers all looked to be providing good availability to end users.  But in this day and age it is not enough to ... More >

The Big Game 2016: Live Blog Coverage

UPDATE: February 8th, 2016 5:00pm UPDATE: February 7th, 2016 10:24pm That's the game!  Congratulations to the Denver Broncos.  So the results for the web site performance for advertisers during the game are in as well.  Here is the complete list, and as you've seen tonight while there were some fumbles everyone recovered well...  well except Beyonce.com, we are still waiting for it to recover. (edit. look like it recovered around 3am). In terms of the top ... More >

Application Performance & 4 Key Tips for Optimizing Your IBM WebSphere Commerce Site

IBM WebSphere Commerce is robust and highly scalable. But you know the work is just beginning once your platform is in place, right? From the outset, you need to work to ensure application performance. Satisfying today’s demanding shoppers, who demand flawless experience across smartphones, tablets and PCs, requires you to relentlessly fine-tune and evolve your brand’s digital experience to drive engagement and loyalty and increase conversions and basket size. To make ... More >

Update: Countdown to Premiere of Star Wars, The Force Awakens: Digital Performance Is Essential for Related Sites

Star Wars, The Force Awakens Premieres – A Look at the Digital Performance of Ticket Purchasing and Merchandising Sites Under the Force of Online Visits   Update: December 22nd, 2015 Star Wars Digital Performance – “Epilogue” Update “When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master” So as we wrap up the Star Wars weekend, all reports (spoiler free here) say that Star Wars, The Force Awakens was awesome and delivered in every way.  Speaking of delivery, ... More >

Production: Performance where it REALLY matters!

“Production is where performance matters most, as it directly impacts our end users and ultimately decides whether our software will be successful or not. Efforts to create test conditions and environments exactly like Production will always fall short; nothing compares to production!” These were the opening lines of my invitation encouraging performance practitioners to apply for the recent WOPR24 (Workshop On Performance and Reliability). Thirteen performance gurus answered ... More >