Waltham, Mass. – Nov. 4, 2010 – dynaTrace software, today announced a major product release that enables software development teams to proactively optimize application performance and assure scalability by automating root-cause diagnostics, regression analysis, and trending as part of their continuous build process. As the complexity of applications continues to increase and business demand for faster release cycles accelerates, development teams need new ways to validate architectures and eliminate performance problems earlier in the release cycle. The new dynaTrace Development Team Edition enables software engineering teams to meet these challenges and consistently deliver higher quality software on-time and on-budget. New ease of use capabilities enable all engineers to gain value from dynaTrace in just minutes.
“Companies implementing agile development practices should take the opportunity to rethink their traditional testing approaches,” said Thomas Murphy, Research Director at Gartner Inc. “Moving more and more testing earlier into the development process means that organizations can validate architectural patterns, address problems earlier when they are least costly to fix, and ultimately bring releases to market more quickly and cost-effectively. As best practices, organizations should test complete assemblies, not just individual service implementations, and they should look to automate and continuously test wherever possible.”
“Becoming proactive about performance as early as possible in the development lifecycle is vital,” said Chris Fitchett, Performance Engineer at Infinite Campus. “Infinite Campus has a highly distributed, sophisticated multi-tiered application that serves millions of students in thousands of school districts, so we have to understand performance scalability of the system from the start. dynaTrace helps us do that in a way that other products cannot, and makes the development process faster and more efficient as a result.”
The new dynaTrace Development Team Edition offers the following breakthrough capabilities that let developers rise to the challenges they face every day – increased application complexity, fewer resources, and greater pressure to get new, feature-rich releases to market faster:
* Distributed, heterogeneous application profiling in a single product:
** Universal profiler for Java, .NET, and Web all in one enables tool consolidation and process simplification.
** Full support for modern composite applications: n-tier distributed applications, SOA applications, ESB-based applications, virtualized applications, cloud-based applications and more.
** Easy enough to learn and use in 15 minutes.
* Out-of-the-box integration with build systems for automated performance analysis:
** Easy integration with Maven, ANT, MSBuild, NAnt, Hudson, Visual Studio Team System, Bamboo, CruiseControl, Quickbuild and more. Other integrations are easily enabled via commandline, REST and SDK interfaces.
** Interactive dashboards for code-level Version Comparisons (diffing), KPI trending, UML Sequence Diagram, transaction-specific dependency maps and more.
** Automated reporting for developers and management.
* True end-to-end transaction tracing with full code-level visibility:
** For the first time, developers can see all transactions, with code-level context, from browser click, across tiers, to database and back – all from a single pane of glass.
** Full integration of the popular dynaTrace AJAX Edition for end-to-end performance optimization and client-side test automation.
** Integrated cross-team collaboration system for accelerating problem resolution by teams, including geographically distributed teams and 3rd party outsourcers.
“Our vision with the new Development Team Edition is to empower development organizations to shift performance and scalability management from an afterthought to a forethought”, said Bernd Greifeneder, CTO and Founder of dynaTrace . “We have now combined the unique code-level diagnostic and test automation capabilities of dynaTrace with the ease of use of profilers, making the power of dynaTrace accessible to the full engineering team. And because the Development Team Edition is part of the dynaTrace continuous APM system that is also used in test centers and in production, it can be deployed as part of a consistent approach to understanding and improving application performance, scalability, and stability across the entire application lifecycle.”
Availability and Pricing
The dynaTrace Development Team Edition is immediately available for evaluation and purchase. It can be installed, integrated and delivering new insights into customers’ applications in hours. The pricing starts at less than $1,000 per developer depending on configuration.
About dynaTrace software Inc.
dynaTrace is the technology leader in application performance management (APM). With its patent-pending PurePath technology, the company offers the only continuous APM system on the market, transforming how applications are built, tested, and managed. More than 200 companies including Sears, Pershing, Renault, Zappos, BBVA, Fidelity, and Thomson Reuters rely on dynaTrace to drive better business results by optimizing performance, accelerating time-to-market for new releases, reducing application management costs, and bringing business and IT closer together. Visit dynaTrace online at www.dynatrace.com.