Resources

Case Studies

ActiveProspect


As a high-volume SaaS data provider, ActiveProspect’s DevOps team needs to closely monitor business operational metrics such as usage rates, current growth rates, and future projections to ensure that system capacity can meet demand.

Case Studies, Videos and Demos

SendGrid: Video Case Study

SendGrid manages a tremendous amount of data, sending over 30 billion emails per month. This video highlights how SendGrid's engineering team -- who handle over 30 clusters of MySQL and nearly 200 servers -- scales their databases, even as SendGrid's infrastructure and environment continue to grow.

Case Studies, Videos and Demos

Shopify: Video Case Study

Shopify's engineering team explains how VividCortex has helped them achieve complete visibility into their database tier, diagnose performance problems, and assist developers in deploying code at incredible volume, with confidence.

Case Studies

SalesLoft


SalesLoft’s platform is embedded in its clients’ sales processes, serving as an essential tool for reps and sales leaders who succeed in fast-paced, growth-oriented environments. With VividCortex, SalesLoft was able to decrease its use of temporary tables by 90%, which allowed its engineers to reduce their instance sizes, saving substantial operational costs.

Webinars

How To Be A Performance-Driven Engineer

As an engineer, you're smart and capable, but you may feel that diagnosing performance problems is more of an art or a skill than a science. The truth is, there are elements of all three, and everyone can learn a performance mindset.

Infographics and Data Sheets

The Hidden Costs of Data Engineering

This infographic presents some of the key insights from our most recent 2016 survey conducted with the goal of discovering what data engineering teams across the country require to perform their jobs effectively, according to the team members themselves.

Case Studies

Etsy


Etsy Keeps Their Global Community Engaged With A High-Performance Data Platform

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world gather to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Etsy’s emphasis on creating a more meaningful economy by connecting independent vendors and shoppers has grown it into one of the Internet’s busiest ecommerce platforms.

EBooks

The Hidden Costs of Data Engineering

Managing databases in today's environments involves many complex problems and scenarios. This ebook presents the results of a 2016 survey conducted with the goal of discovering what data engineering teams across the country require to perform their jobs effectively, according to the team members themselves. 

Case Studies

Rocket Fuel


Many of the world’s leading agencies and biggest advertisers use Rocket Fuel’s programmatic media-buying platform to go beyond 1:1 marketing. With a platform that helps campaigns adapt in milliseconds, Rocket Fuel must continuously monitor and optimize its database structures for performance and resource consumption.

Webinars

Five Things to Monitor After Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The rush of Black Friday activity may be over, but that doesn't mean retail organizations should stop paying close attention to their databases. In this webinar recording, we discuss 5 things to keep monitoring after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

EBooks

Estimating CPU Per Query With Weighted Linear Regression

It's sometimes impossible to answer what's consuming resources like CPU, IO, and memory in a complex piece of software such as a database. But don't abandon hope! This ebook by VividCortex CEO Baron Schwartz explains how a specialization of ordinary linear regression can give useful answers to seemingly unsolvable database questions.

Webinars

What to Monitor For Black Friday and Cyber Monday

In the recording of this webinar from 11/15/2016, Baron Schwartz discusses the aspects of databases that retail organizations should be prepared to monitor before they encounter activity surges on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Case Studies, Videos and Demos

PayLease: Video Case Study

In this video case study, our users at PayLease explain how VividCortex has helped them provide leading online payment processing services for property managers across the country.

EBooks

Database Performance Monitoring Buyer's Guide

This buyer’s guide is designed to help you understand what database management really requires, so your investments in a solution provide the greatest possible ultimate value.

Free Tools

Square Root Staffing Law Workbook

This free Excel workbook uses the square root staffing law to estimate the amount of capacity users need to provision to provide uniform quality of service at a higher load than their systems currently handle.

Videos and Demos

Role-Based Access Control and Single Sign-On Demo

Role-based Access Control and Single Sign-On establish enterprise-grade user provisioning in VividCortex, providing huge benefits in security, workflow, and administrative tasks. This video provides a quick demo of how easy it is to customize and implement these features.

Videos and Demos

VividCortex Explainer Video

VividCortex is the best way to improve your database performance, efficiency, and uptime. It is a secure, cloud-hosted platform that eliminates your most critical APM visibility gap, providing deep insights into production database workload and query performance. This video offers an introduction to VividCortex and a quick glimpse of why the app is valuable to businesses who prize database efficiency and uptime.

Infographics and Data Sheets

Data Sheet: RBAC & SSO

VividCortex’s capabilities for Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and Single Sign-On (SSO) introduce enterprise-grade user provisioning and management to the powerful, SaaS database monitoring platform.

Infographics and Data Sheets

Data Sheet: Database Performance Monitoring

VividCortex is the best way to improve your database performance, efficiency, and uptime. It is a secure, cloud-hosted platform that eliminates your most critical APM visibility gap, providing deep insights into production database workload and query performance.

Free Tools

Universal Scalability Law Modeling Workbook

This Excel workbook is a rapid way to model and understand your systems' practical scalability limits, using Dr. Neil J. Gunther's Universal Scalability Law. This model helps you determine how much crosstalk and serialization (queueing) affect your systems' performance under increasing load.

Case Studies, Videos and Demos

Dyn: Video Case Study

In this video case study, our users at Dyn explain how VividCortex has helped them enhance companies' service delivery performance across the internet.

Webinars

What's New in MySQL 8.0 and PostgreSQL 9.6

In this recording from VividCortex's live webinar on October 25, 2016, Baron Schwartz discusses some of the new features and capabilities available in MySQL 8.0 and PostgreSQL 9.6.

Case Studies

Ubersmith


Problem

Ubersmith, a leader in business management software for the cloud, is making operations more efficient than ever for subscription-based organizations. Databases are a key component of subscription-based services, and they are inherently at the core of Ubersmith’s operations.

Webinars

Monitoring with Percentiles

In this recording from VividCortex's live webinar on September 27, 2016, Baron Schwartz leads an exploration of the subject of percentiles and how they're used for performance monitoring.

EBooks

The Essential Guide to Queueing Theory

Queueing theory rules everything around you. This newest version of our highly accessible, 30-page introduction to queueing theory demystifies the subject without requiring pages full of equations.

Webinars

5 Tips on Determining the Most Impactful Metrics in Your App

Your monitoring works... but is it "work-centric"? This webinar, co-hosted by Preetam Jinka of VividCortex and Matt Williams of Datadog, is all about the best ways to define and monitor your app's most important performance metrics.

EBooks

Sampling a Stream of Events With a Probabilistic Sketch

Stream processing is a hot topic today. As modern Big Data processing systems have evolved, stream processing has become recognized as a first-class citizen in the toolbox.

EBooks

Best Practices for Architecting Highly Monitorable Applications

Is your application easy to monitor in production? Many applications are, but sadly, some are designed with observability as an afterthought.

Case Studies

Tradesy

Problem

Tradesy enables women to maximize both their personal fashion and their personal finances. The mobile and online clothing re-sale service launched in October 2012. In three short years, it has grown from a nimble, seven-person startup to a 130-person company that is a hip destination for millions of users eager to buy and sell clothes.

EBooks

Practical Scalability Analysis with the Universal Scalability Law

The Universal Scalability Law models how systems perform as they grow. This 52-page book demystifies the USL and shows how to use it for many practical purposes such as capacity planning.