Baron is a performance and scalability expert who participates in various database, open-source, and distributed systems communities. He has helped build and scale many large, high-traffic services for Fortune 1000 clients. He has written several books, including O’Reilly’s best-selling High Performance MySQL. Baron has a CS degree from the University of Virginia.


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What Changed? Find Out With Explorer Time Comparison

September 9, 2019

When you’re trying to understand your systems and why they behave as they do, one of the most powerful questions is “what changed?” or “what’s different?” We’ve offered this capability for years with SolarWinds® and now we’ve added it to the more recent Explorer …




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Configure Alerts on Deadlock Events

July 5, 2019

SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor (DPM) can now detect deadlocks in MySQL, and generate events that you can use for alerting and notification. It’s normal for an ACID transactional database to encounter deadlocks occasionally, but too many deadlocks could signal a variety of problems from …



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Manage Database Incidents with SolarWinds and Opsgenie

June 19, 2019

When you’re operating always-on services—such as the databases that power production-facing interactive customer experiences—it can be stressful and hard to diagnose common problems like queries slowing down, locks piling up, or infrastructure getting overloaded. At times like these, it’s important to use an incident …


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See App Releases Visually with Change Markers

June 6, 2019

With SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor’s (DPM) deploy markers, you can quickly and visually identify correlations between releases in your app or infrastructure, and changes in system behavior. It’s a one-liner to configure your deploy tooling to send an event to DPM when you launch …