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Published by Alex Slotnick on Dec 9, 2015 4:55:47 PM

PGConf Silicon Valley 2015 was Excellent - Baron Schwartz on VividCortex's PostgreSQL Sniffer

PGConf Silicon Valley was excellent this year: good organization, great speakers, and top-notch vibes in general. We were excited to see everybody visiting (and crowding!) our booth and the overall very positive community presence. Highlights included a presentation about Postgres' use at TripAdvisor, a look at Amazon RDS for Postgres, and consideration of system scalability and the future of relational database management systems.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Aug 28, 2015 11:10:00 AM

VividCortex's Time Selector Feature

In this blog post, we continue looking at video demos of VividCortex’s key product features. Last time, we saw Top Queries in action, and today we’ll check out the Time Selector, which controls the amount of history the application displays. VividCortex always shows data for a range of time, and the Time Selector is a powerful tool that allows the user to customize that range dynamically and view data in as particular a scope as necessary.

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Published by Alex Slotnick on Aug 3, 2015 11:42:00 AM

VividCortex's Top Queries Feature

In our new video, Baron Schwartz examines Top Queries, one of VividCortex’s most popular features, and how it can help find and solve performance problems inside a given application. Baron uses Top Queries to look at VividCortex’s own production systems, which involve more than fifty servers, and demonstrates the impressive level of granularity the feature makes available for examining queries.

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Published by Anna Navatsyk on Jul 5, 2015 5:26:00 AM

Video Recording: Teams Are Systems Too

Earlier this year, Baron spoke at Velocity on how lessons learned from system performance can be applied to organizational structure. The talk, Teams Are Systems Too: The Theory of Constraints in Action, was largely inspired by Eli Goldratt’s book The Goal.

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