Upcoming Webinar: 8 Ways to Win with Percentiles

Posted by Alex Slotnick on Sep 19, 2016 5:06:13 PM

Last year, VividCortex’s CEO Baron Schwartz published a compelling exploration about one of the concepts in database monitoring that we see most often discussed—and most often misunderstood: percentiles. “Why Percentiles Don’t Work the Way You Think” instantly became one of our most popular blog posts ever, as it helped introduce readers to the nuances surrounding some of the fundamental, widespread, and hazardous misconceptions that people apply to percentiles and percentiles' role in database monitoring practices.

As Baron explained in that post, the issue with percentiles isn’t based in an absolute flaw or fundamental danger in percentiles—it’s rooted in the all too common mistakes people make in how they apply and manipulate percentiles, often employing math that just doesn’t work the ways that many people assume. However, when you do approach percentiles correctly, they can be deeply powerful and very useful, as long as you understand their proper applications and their limits.


With that in mind, we invite you to join us for a webinar on September 27 at 2pm EDT, in which Baron will continue to explore percentiles, as he considers some of the best way to effectively put them to use, in “8 Ways to Win with Percentiles.”

This live webinar will add an interesting and enlightening wrinkle to that conversation Baron began last December, as he’ll continue expanding upon his original thoughts while adding new actionable advice, discussing:

  • What percentiles are.
  • How they work.
  • The top categories of ways in which you can put them to work.

In each category you'll learn about real problems you can solve with percentiles, the best ways to approach those problems (such as different types of visualizations), and, of course, the possible pitfalls of doing so. You'll come away from this webinar with a deeper understanding of what's possible with percentiles and with an eye finely honed to help you spot opportunities and mistakes in percentile usage.

Don’t hesitate to sign up today, and we hope to see you there!

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