Published by Alex Slotnick on Aug 8, 2016 3:41:44 PM

Fault Detection Released for MongoDB

As we noted last week on our product updates page, VividCortex has recently added fault detection support for MongoDB. Adaptive fault detection is one of VividCortex’s unique and most powerful features: it’s a practical and useful application of the concept of “work-centric” monitoring. Rather than focus on global resource metrics, which can often be relative and context-dependent, work-centric measurements give a clear and proactive perspective on what your system is really up to. We’re excited to be introducing this key resource to MongoDB users.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Jul 7, 2016 4:44:43 PM

Why Adaptive Fault Detection is Powerful and Unique

Adaptive Fault Detection is a patented, algorithm-based technology and one of the important central components of the VividCortex app . Unlike other monitoring methodologies  such as anomaly detection or threshold alerting — adaptive fault detection is designed to detect events that are, by definition, detrimental to a system. It looks for issues that actually prevent work from completeing — not just anomalies or outliers. With this quick blog post, we want to help readers understand the definition and value of fault detection. To do so, it helps to delve into several key concepts:

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Published by Baron Schwartz on May 21, 2015 6:41:00 AM

Updates To Our Fault Detection Algorithm

Unexpected downtime is one of your worst nightmares, but most attempts to find problems before they happen are threshold-based. Thresholds create noise, and alerts create false positives so often you may miss actual problems.

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Apr 24, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Adaptive Fault Detection Versus Anomaly Detection

We get a lot of questions about what our Adaptive Fault Detection algorithm really is and how it works. Although I can’t tell you exact details, I want to explain a few things about what our algorithm is and what kind of results it can deliver. I get a lot of questions about it that assume it’s just anomaly detection, so I’ll cover that. I will also show a couple of representative faults our system has detected.

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Published by Kyle Redinger on Sep 4, 2013 9:10:00 AM

VividCortex User Experience Goals for a Product Launch

Is everything UX?” is a rhetorical title to a post about the design behind our product. Baron and I agree that a great UI is most of the value we provide to our customers. We emphasize the thought process that goes into good design thinking. When you involve design and a customer-centric approach in the product creation process, it makes the product much better.

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Published by Kyle Redinger on May 7, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Why Measuring in 1 Minute Intervals Can Miss 100% of System Faults

Most of our friends talk to us about monitoring their systems in one minute or five minute granularity. They explain that the cost of monitoring limits their ability to monitor in more detail. We believe this may miss problems in systems that go undetected for quite some time. Often these issues become apparent when it’s too late, after major performance issues or downtime.

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