Published by Alex Slotnick on Feb 27, 2016 3:55:36 PM

Upcoming Upgrades to VividCortex's Navigational Interface

Most of the time, we post about things like Queueing Theory, SketchRanking, or monitoring best practices principles.

But today, we'd like to share something much more visible: a suite of navigational updates that we'll be introducing to the VividCortex app in the coming weeks, as we complete testing and optimization. Our interface will retain the general elements of the old design, but the changes we're showcasing here will make users' experiences with VividCortex more agile, streamlined, and intuitive.

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Published by Andres Techera on May 29, 2015 7:43:00 AM

VividCortex Adds Full-Screen Kiosk Mode

We’ve added a fullscreen (kiosk) mode to VividCortex, perfect for livestreaming a dashboard to a big monitor on your wall. Fullscreen mode uses native browser functionality to request fullscreen access, so there’s no need to try to hide your tab bar. Simply click the little icon in the top right corner of any screen:

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Published by Anna Navatsyk on Apr 3, 2015 3:29:00 AM

Shortcut Your Way Through VividCortex

Appreciate efficiency? So do we. Your fingers are moving all day, and we want to make your navigation experience as streamlined as possible. When you are using our app, hit “?” to view the list of shortcuts below.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Mar 9, 2015 10:13:00 AM

Monitor the Source of MySQL and PostgreSQL Database Load

VividCortex now computes metrics about each client connection’s host (where the remote end of the connection originates) in Top Queries, so you can monitor MySQL and PostgreSQL activity per remote host. By changing the Rank menu from Queries to Hosts, you can see a breakdown of activity in the familiar format, all with 1 second resolution.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Mar 5, 2015 4:43:00 AM

Analyzing Related Metrics With VividCortex

Last week we announced our new query and metric listing and detail pages, which provide deep drilldown into individual queries and metrics for exploration and analysis. Today I want to show you one of the new features included in the Metric detail page. We have used it in a variety of scenarios for customers and for our internal analysis. We’ll cover some of the usage cases and success stories in future blog posts; here I’ll just give an overview of the capability.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Mar 5, 2015 3:13:00 AM

Are Scatterplots The Killer Data Visualization Tool You're Not Using?

At VividCortex, we deal with a lot of data, day in and day out. It’s not just our customer data: we actually consume a lot of data and reports produced by others as well. For example, there are reports in Salesforce’s CRM, various analytics solutions we use, industry reports we read, and on and on. Speaking personally, I probably study at least 10 charts a day in depth to try to understand their meaning. And it’s only growing as our business and activity grows.

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Published by John Thomas on Feb 25, 2015 7:57:00 AM

Introducing Query and Metric Pages

We recently deployed multiple new pages at VividCortex providing detailed query and metric information. To access this level of information previously, you had to utilize Top Queries, one of our most popular tools. While the power of Top Queries lies in the ability to rank queries by specific criteria, these new pages allow users to easily filter and see detailed information about any query or metric.

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Published by Mario Sukkar on Jan 8, 2015 3:26:00 AM

Monitor MySQL Database Users with VividCortex

VividCortex now supports per-user metrics in Top Queries, so you can monitor MySQL database user activity in detail. By changing the Rank menu from Queries to Users you can now see a breakdown of user activity in the familiar format, all with 1 second resolution. Here “user” means the database user account that the application uses to access the database.

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