Highly Observable Systems eBook

How to Architect and Build Highly Observable Systems

Is your application easy to monitor in production? Many applications are, but sadly, some are designed with observability as an afterthought.  This 2019 Edition ebook focuses on monitoring as a vitally important factor for running apps at scale. 


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Ultimate Guide to Building Database-Intensive Apps with Go

Go, aka GoLang, is one of the fastest growing programming languages in the software industry. Speed, simplicity, and reliability make it an outstanding choice for all kinds of developers.  A decade after its release to the public, GoLang is now widely seen as a top programming trend for 2019 and beyond.


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DevOps for the Database

DevOps culture and processes are transforming software development and delivery at many companies. Yet not all of them are applying DevOps practices to the biggest bottleneck and the biggest opportunity for improvement facing many engineering teams: the database.


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State of Production Database Performance 2017

Software engineers need to know that the sophisticated data platforms they’re building will perform and scale well, but they can’t find a trustworthy answer to an important question: which database technology is best for the job? This report uses novel techniques and real-world data to illuminate that problem from a fresh angle.


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6 Ways to Make VividCortex Work For You

The first step toward effective database monitoring is knowing how to ask the right questions. This ebook will help you understand 6 key questions that you should pose about your database—and it will show you exactly how you can answer them, quickly and safely, click-by-click, with VividCortex.


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The Hidden Costs of Data Engineering eBook

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. 


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!


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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.


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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.


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.


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.



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.



Configuring MySQL for Performance

Much of the benefit of MySQL configuration comes from setting a few important options. This 15-page ebook explains MySQL configuration.


Practical Query Optimization for MySQL and PostgreSQL

In this book, you’ll learn how to find, evaluate, and improve the queries running on your database servers.


10 Ways to Get Your Boss to Buy You Something

Get Your Boss to Buy You Things ... And Look Good in the Process. A guide to advocating for products effectively.