Published by Baron Schwartz on Dec 18, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Monitor MySQL Performance Interactively With VividCortex

If you’re monitoring MySQL performance on dozens or hundreds of servers, chances are you have a “rainbow chart” – a time-series chart with hundreds of tiny area graphs stacked on top of each other, crawling imperceptibly one pixel at a time across the big-screen monitor in your office. The trouble with these charts is they’re hard to see. It takes many minutes for enough new pixels to display after a change. In the meantime you can’t see the change clearly.

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Published by Anna Navatsyk on Aug 12, 2014 2:00:00 AM

Product Evolution: Recent Features

We are constantly soliciting user feedback and drawing from our experience to make our tool as helpful as possible. Over the past few months, our brainiacs have rolled out a number of new features. Highlighted below are some of the major product enhancements:

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Aug 7, 2014 9:15:00 AM

Drill Down With VividCortex's Events Dashboard

Over the last several months we’ve designed and built an events dashboard that lets you inspect very large amounts of system event data quickly (interactively). This feature was driven by customer requests and feedback. The initial proof of concept established its usefulness right away, when customers began remarking that they’d diagnosed server issues by noticing events such as database restarts, replication failures, and configuration changes. At least one customer told us this saved them a long wild-goose chase.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jul 23, 2014 11:19:00 AM

View Per-Process Detail with VividCortex

You probably know about VividCortex’s Top Queries view, which shows MySQL query activity on one or many systems in industry-leading detail. But did you know you can also see what’s happening on the operating system? Not only do we capture fine-grained metrics about CPU, network, and so on, but we capture per-process metrics.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jul 21, 2014 11:00:00 AM

We're Obsessed With Design

We obsess over design at VividCortex. In fact, I usually tell people that at least two-thirds of our product’s value is in the design and user interface. A great product has to be well-designed — it has to be productive and pleasant to use. This is not optional. It’s make-or-break.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jul 15, 2014 8:23:00 AM

Introducing VividCortex's New Time Selector

We’ve recently deployed a new time selector based on extensive customer feedback. It’s designed and built with love by our talented team. Our previous time selector offered only a handful of preset choices, but the new time selector allows you to smoothly slide along a variable scale as well as clicking on presets.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Jul 2, 2014 3:23:00 AM

See Per-Database Activity With VividCortex

Is your application multi-tenancy, where each tenant lives in its own database? We have such a scenario at VividCortex, and many of our customers do as well. Wouldn’t it be nice to understand which tenants are causing more load than others, which are the noisy neighbors impacting others’ experience, and so on? Well, now you can!

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