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Baron Schwartz

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.

Posts Featuring Baron Schwartz

Reducing SolarWinds DPM’s Agent Overhead With Partial Network Capture

SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor (DPM) now supports partial network capture to reduce load while monitoring MySQL database servers, where a trade-off between full visibility and monitoring overhead might be desirable.…

Why SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor (DPM) Uses MySQL

This post was featured in our July 2015 anthology of most popular SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor (DPM) blog posts of all time. With all the choice of database systems today,…

EnterpriseDB Joint Webinar: Best Practices for Monitoring Postgres

I joined EnterpriseDB’s Bhavani Rao for an enjoyable conversation about monitoring PostgreSQL. We covered topics ranging from the reasons to monitor, to why it’s hard, to the monitoring tool landscape…

What Changed? Find Out With Explorer Time Comparison

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…

Create Post-Mortem Reports from Notebook Templates, Export to PDF

We’ve released two enhancements to Notebooks that streamline collaborations to help you create post-mortem Notebooks more easily, and share them in a format that’s easy for any audience to access.…

Hide SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor Queries From The Profiler and Explorer

SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor now has the ability to filter out agent-generated queries from the Explorer and Profiler views, which rank queries to show the most-time-consuming, most-frequent, and similar. On…

Configure Alerts on Deadlock Events

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…

Learn How To Connect Golang to Databases with Database/SQL

We’ve just released a brand-new end-to-end update of our most popular ebook, the Ultimate Guide to Building Database-Intensive Apps with Go. This book has been downloaded thousands of times every…

Manage Database Incidents with SolarWinds and Opsgenie

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,…

See App Releases Visually with Change Markers

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…


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