Published by Baron Schwartz on Feb 10, 2017 4:42:00 PM

JSON Support in PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, and SQL Server

Updated 2/10/2017

If you've been watching the evolution of database technologies over the past few years, you've seen how quickly JSON has quickly cemented its position in major database servers. Due to its use in the web front-end, JSON has overtaken XML in APIs, and it’s spread through all the layers in the stack one step at a time.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Dec 22, 2016 4:13:19 PM

Mystery: Constant Query Time Despite Varying Loads

A little while awhile ago VividCortex's engineering team encountered a minor mystery when observing some trends in time_us metrics in a MongoDB database. While the conclusion of our investigation was a kind of combination of "D'oh!" and "Ah ha!," we thought our considerations along the way were interesting and involved a few valuable questions worth sharing.

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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 Mar 2, 2016 2:06:45 PM

Sometimes a Variety of Databases is THE Database You Need

We were just leafing through the 2015 edition of The DZone Guide to Database and Persistence Management, and we noticed some interesting stats in the guide's included survey, about which we'd like to share some observations. The survey is one of the ebook's central features, and it includes feedback from over 800 IT Professionals, with 63% of those respondents coming from companies with over 100 employees and 69% with over 10 years of experience -- they represent a significant and important cross-section of our industry.

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Published by Anna Navatsyk on Jun 1, 2015 7:31:00 AM

VividCortex Announces Database Monitoring for MongoDB

We are excited to announce that VividCortex now supports MongoDB, a flexible and scalable NoSQL database. After announcing PostgreSQL support in January and Redis in April, our brainiacs continue to create a unified solution for diverse systems.

During the beta period, VividCortex’s MongoDB customers were impressed, as Chris Clarke, DevOps engineer at states: “VividCortex’s highly granular data, including detailed information about each query made against our MongoDB clusters, is invaluable. Installation was a breeze, and the system immediately spotted two problematic queries that had evaded all our other monitoring systems.”

Read the entire release here.

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