Published by Alex Slotnick on Oct 25, 2016 10:26:53 AM

"Agents Maintenance Windows" Balance User Control With Performance

It should go without saying that we want all of our customers to have access to the latest, most up-to-date components of VividCortex. With that in mind, we've designed the VividCortex app to include default settings for automatic updates. But what if users want to take control over their systems' update schedules? VividCortex has offered solutions in the past, but with a new feature--Agents Maintenance Windows--we're giving users even more precision in maintaining their systems.

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Published by Kelsey Uebelhor on Oct 13, 2016 9:45:57 AM

New User Security and Compliance Enhancements with RBAC and SSO

We’re thrilled to announce a brand new set of capabilities available in VividCortex that address an ongoing challenge for users, and engineering and application team managers alike – provisioning and managing users.

While users have come to expect powerful database monitoring insights and visibility from VividCortex, we’re now matching those high standards in how we meet the needs of enterprises in compliance, security, and user management.

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Published by John Potocny on Feb 23, 2016 11:28:18 AM

Drinking from the Firehose: How VividCortex Compresses its Metrics

Sometimes, when working with a top-of-the-line monitoring tool, having access to the best possible visibility, granularity, and reliability is simply not enough. Sure, those features represent the ultimate goals in monitoring, but, in this case, the ends do not necessarily justify the means. What about costs? As we provide a tool that achieves ambitious bottom line functionality, we also need to pay close attention to any burden that VividCortex might impose on users’ systems. We need to mitigate and minimize those costs. And we need to make sure that VividCortex is as efficient as it is powerful... especially when the onrush of data gets intense.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Feb 1, 2016 3:01:57 PM

VividCortex Now Available for Windows

We're excited to announce that VividCortex support for Windows is now available! With VividCortex, Windows users can benefit from the first unified suite of performance monitoring tools specifically designed for today's large-scale, polyglot persistence tier. 

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Dec 3, 2015 2:38:40 PM

Percona and VividCortex Announce Collaboration to Provide Users with Industry-Leading Database Solutions

We're thrilled to announce VividCortex's new partnership with Percona -- the only company that delivers enterprise-class solutions for both MySQL and MongoDB across traditional and cloud-based platforms. As part of the partnership, Percona will resell VividCortex as a value-added monitoring solution, and Percona's own support technicians and managed service administrators will have VividCortex at their fingertips, to assist in serving and optimizing their customers’ applications.  

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Dec 3, 2015 2:20:45 PM

Is That Query Bad?

This post is part of an ongoing series on the best practices for effective and insightful database monitoring. Much of what's covered in these posts is unintuitive, yet vital to understand. Previous posts have covered Why Percentiles Don't Work the Way You Think; how to avoid getting to a point When It's Too Late to Monitor; an explanation of why, when looking at charts, you should understand that A Trendline is a Model; and Why You Should Almost Never Alert on Thresholds.


One of the most frequent reactions people have after installing VividCortex is "I didn't know my systems were doing that!" Another way to say this is, new VividCortex users almost immediately learn something new about their systems.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Nov 30, 2015 2:39:41 PM

The Power and Ease of Adaptive Fault Detection

Adaptive Fault detection is a prime example of how efficiently VividCortex can help you understand and optimize your system. We define a “fault” as a special kind of system stall: a period during which applications are asking the server to perform a great deal of work, but that work is getting bottlenecked and therefore not completing.

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