DynaTrace 4 provides browser-to-database monitoring

DynaTrace has brought browser monitoring to its flagship software for managing application performance.DynaTrace 4, released on Tuesday, lets administrators monitor the relative availability of an application from the browser to the database and back.

DynaTrace has brought browser monitoring to its flagship software for managing application performance.

DynaTrace 4, released on Tuesday, lets administrators monitor the relative availability of an application from the browser to the database and back.

"We've extended the [technology] from the application tiers back to the database tiers, and we've extended it out to the browser," DynaTrace chief executive John van Siclen said. "It allows us now to combine traditional application performance management, which has been a datacentre-focused system, and extend it out for user experience and in-flight management."

Licensing starts at £20,000 and scales up according to the size of the application and the number of concurrent users.

It can be used in small companies as well as large ones, van Siclen said. However he stressed it is most worthwhile for monitoring applications that require a high level of availability, such as e-commerce systems.

Existing Dynatrace customers can upgrade to Dynatrace 4 at no additional cost, he said. They will need to pay extra for a software module for the software that monitors user experience across deployed infrastructure and is presented via a graphical user-interface.

The release sees the company go up against other companies such as Keynote. It will also see DynaTrace compete with the Gomez product family, which is also owned by Dynatrace-parent company Compuware.

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