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Published by Baron Schwartz on Aug 9, 2019 10:09:04 AM

Create Post-Mortem Reports from Notebook Templates, Export to PDF

We've released two enhancements to Notebooks that streamline collaborations to help you create post-mortem Notebooks more easily, and share them in a format that's easy for any audience to access. Both improvements are focused around how teams have told us they can get more value from Notebooks. Involving everyone in database performance is a key goal at VividCortex, so these capabilities were natural next steps for the popular Notebooks feature!

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Published by VividCortex on Jul 24, 2019 12:17:13 PM

Postgres EXPLAIN Explained

ICYMI - Presentation by Baron Schwartz at PostgresConf 

We had a great time at PostgresConf 2019 in New York City! The 8th annual PostgresConf is the largest and the most diverse meeting of Postgres professionals and companies in the world. The Postgres Conference conveys the preeminent “People, Postgres and Data” experience.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jul 5, 2019 2:29:53 PM

Configure Alerts on Deadlock Events

VividCortex can now detect deadlocks in MySQL, and generate events that you can use for alerting and notification. It's normal for an ACID transactional database to encounter deadlocks occasionally, but too many deadlocks could signal a variety of problems from SQL, to application behavior, to indexing and more. To learn more about deadlocks, lock waits, and the difference between them, read this article.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jun 19, 2019 3:29:31 PM

Manage Database Incidents with VividCortex and Opsgenie

When you're operating always-on services—such as the databases that power production-facing interactive customer experiences—it can be stressful and hard to diagnose common problems like queries slowing down, locks piling up, or infrastructure getting overloaded. At times like these, it's important to use an incident management product and workflow to involve the right people at the right time, helping the team coordinate and communicate their workflow. And with VividCortex's new Opsgenie integration, this just got even easier.

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Published by Steve Close on Jun 12, 2019 6:30:00 PM

VividCortex Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

We are pleased to announce that VividCortex has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification. This reaffirms and advances our ongoing commitment to protecting our customers—and by extension, their customers. The report is the result of another intensive effort by our dedicated security team, providing evidence to our auditors so they could examine our processes and controls. The audit was completely successful, as with our first audit, and was a clean and uneventful process.

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Published by VividCortex on Jun 8, 2019 10:21:21 PM

Percona Live 2019 Recap

Optimizing Database Performance, DevOps, the Changing Face of Open Source, and Customer Appreciation 

We had a great time at Percona Live 2019 in Austin, TX - delivering keynotes and spending quality time with our great customer base. Below you'll find recaps of our experiences! It was great to see you; relive it with us! 

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jun 6, 2019 11:11:48 AM

See App Releases Visually with Change Markers

With VividCortex's deploy markers, you can quickly and visually identify correlations between releases in your app or infrastructure, and changes in system behavior. It's a one-liner to configure your deploy tooling to send an event to VividCortex when you launch changes. After that, you can select them from the navigation bar. Deploy events appear as vertical markers on charts and graphs everywhere in the app.

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Published by Racquel Yerbury on May 22, 2019 1:50:28 PM

Taming the Database: How Observability Spurs Continuous Delivery

For tech professionals it’s intuitive that higher software delivery and operational performance — SDO performance is a new-ish moniker — yields higher organizational performance, or at least substantially contributes to it.  But now, five years of research from the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team have consistently provided this as a data-driven conclusion for business leaders too. And when it comes to the specific technical practices that improve SDO performance, rising decisively to the top is a core DevOps workflow: continuous delivery—discovering what positively impacts it, honing those catalysts, and optimizing.

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