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Published by Samantha Toet on Jun 28, 2018 1:24:31 PM

How NOT to Monitor Your Database

Do you have experience putting out backend database fires? What were some things you wished you had done differently? Proactive database monitoring is more cost efficient, manageable, and sanity-saving than reactive monitoring. We reviewed some of the most common mistakes - too many log messages, metric “melting pots,” retroactive changes, incomplete visibility, undefined KPIs - and put together an action plan on how to prevent them. From our experience, we've listed out the top 5 biggest (and preventable!) database monitoring pitfalls.

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Published by John Potocny on Aug 17, 2017 4:28:40 PM

The 5 Principles that a Performance Management Service Should Follow

I’ve recently taken some time to think about what it means for our organization to operate and identify as a "performance management service." It's not as simple as placing ourselves in a specific industry category or engineering a certain kind of app. There are other, complex, less tangible elements too: how we interact with the systems we monitor, our responsibilities as experts in our field, the obligations we have to our customers, and the standards we hold ourselves to.

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