Resources

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Ultimate Guide to Building Database-Driven Apps with Go

This 44-page book contains years of collected wisdom from experts and is the fastest way to learn how to connect to a database from Go programs.

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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.

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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.