Resources

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!

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.

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.

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.

Webinars

Siesta: A Different Go Framework

Preetam Jinka, brainiac and mathematics guru explains a different approach to Go frameworks.

Case Studies

SendGrid

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Problem

The complexity and amount of data involved in sending transactional email are surprising. As Silvia Botros, Lead DBA, explained, a combination of three factors created a difficult scaling challenge:

Webinars

Breaking Databases: Keeping Your Ruby on Rails ORM Under Control

Object-relational mapping is common in most modern web frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. For the developer APIs

Free Tools

Network Analyzer for Redis

VividCortex’s network traffic analyzer tool for Redis is an easy-to-use, non-intrusive way to gain insight into your server’s activity. Built for Redis servers running on Linux operating systems, it will help you understand your query workload.

Case Studies

DC Energy

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Problem

DC Energy is a trader in the commodities markets that relies heavily on MySQL.

Infographics and Data Sheets

Ten New Features

Our brainiacs have been busy, from expanding the monitoring tool to new databases to adding proactive features that make your lives easier and your IT team more effective.

Case Studies

Paylease

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Problem

Paylease is the leading online payment processor for property managers and HOAs.

Webinars

6 Ways Ansible Can Improve Your Workflow

Ansible is an automation tool that improves IT workflow. It is simple, agentless and flexible.

EBooks

The Strategic IT Manager's Guide To Building A Scalable DBA Team

Transform your DBA team from a passive function driven by IT demands into a strategic center of excellence.

Webinars

Catena: A High-Performance Time-Series Storage Engine

There are plenty of storage engines out there, but none of them seem to offer fast and efficient time series storage and indexing.

Free Tools

Network Analyzer for MySQL

VividCortex’s network traffic analyzer tool for MySQL is an easy-to-use way to gain insight into your server’s activity. Built for MySQL servers running on Linux operating systems, it is a non-intrusive, safe way to understand your query workload.