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Published by Matt Culmone on Mar 1, 2018 9:21:04 AM

Announcement: p99 Percentile Metrics

I’m pleased to announce that VividCortex now offers 99th percentile metrics to help understand latency outliers in a query workload. These metrics provide visibility beyond the average latency, help identify the worst outliers, and improve focus on the customer experience. They are offered for all of the databases we currently support when using On-Host monitoring.

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Published by Aisha Robinson on Feb 26, 2018 3:40:16 PM

How To Buy Software 2018

Buying software solutions for your company is a skill just like any other business practice. To be effective at purchasing it is necessary to have a clear understanding of what you require and a plan on how to evaluate potential vendors. When time is also a factor a working knowledge of the internal buying processes and expectations of your employer are also important.

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Published by Aisha Robinson on Feb 15, 2018 3:39:14 PM

See You on the Road at 2018's Shows and Events!

Calling all developers, DBAs, engineers, SREs, and database aficionados: we’re hitting the road and hope to see you along the way. It's always a highlight of our year when we get to meet up with our users and friends face-to-face, and we'll be attending events across the country (and abroad!) for the rest of 2018. If you see our booth, come say hello. 

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Oct 13, 2017 10:16:40 AM

Monitor Your Citus Cluster With VividCortex

VividCortex now has support for monitoring Citus, a scale-out solution for massively sharded data storage and processing using standard open-source PostgreSQL. Citus (previously known as CitusDB) layers an additional set of capabilities on top of PostgreSQL. The result is a powerful distributed database that shards your data and lets you ingest a firehose of data, while running complex real-time analytics queries in parallel across nodes for blazing fast performance.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Jul 25, 2017 1:32:08 PM

Brainwaves Podcast Ep 5: An Interview with Bruce Momjian

In this episode of Brainwaves, Alex chats with Bruce Momjian, a member of PostgreSQL's core development team, at the PGConf Local meetup in Philadelphia, July 2017. They discuss Bruce's background with PostgreSQL, some of the history of PostgreSQL’s development, how community support helps drive the database's evolution, and the importance of PostgreSQL's hybrid userbase.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Jul 18, 2017 4:07:38 PM

PGConf Local in Philly: PostgreSQL Performance, in Theory and Practice

A few members of the VividCortex team had the chance to attend PGConf's local meetup in Philadelphia last week. The group came together to discuss anything and everything Postgres, including new features to be included in PostgreSQL 10, building a scalable time-series database on top of PostgreSQL, and common mistakes people make when migrating from Oracle to PostgreSQL.

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Published by Kelsey Uebelhor on Mar 16, 2017 5:57:56 PM

See You on the Road at 2017's Shows and Events!

Calling all developers, DBAs, engineers, SREs, and database aficionados: we’re hitting the road and hope to see you along the way. It's always a highlight of our year when we get to meet up with our users and friends face-to-face, and we'll be attending events across the country (and abroad!) for the rest of 2017. If you see our booth, come say hello. 

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

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

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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