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MySQL Query Performance Statistics In The Performance Schema

January 12, 2020

Quite some time ago, when we added the ability to monitor MySQL query performance statistics from MySQL’s PERFORMANCE_SCHEMA, we learned a number of valuable lessons, still worth sharing. There are definitely right and wrong ways to do it. If you are looking to the P_S tables …


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What Is Cardinality in a Database?

January 5, 2020

Databases have a lot of jargon, and cardinality is one of those words that experienced people tend to forget that they didn’t know once upon a time. But if you don’t know it—and it takes a while to really get comfortable with cardinality—it’s super confusing when …



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What Is MongoDB’s _id Field and How to Use It

December 22, 2019

MongoDB’s users are well known for valuing the database’s capacity for growth. After all, the system’s tagline is “for giant ideas,” and for good reason.  The system supports extreme scalability and has been designed to store exceptionally large numbers of documents. Among all the data that …


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Holt-Winters Forecasting Simplified

December 15, 2019

Holt-Winters forecasting is a way to model and predict the behavior of a sequence of values over time—a time series. Holt-Winters is one of the most popular forecasting techniques for time series. It’s decades old, but it’s still ubiquitous in many applications, including monitoring, …


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VividCortex is Joining SolarWinds!

December 11, 2019

We’re excited to share that VividCortex is now part of the SolarWinds® family. We believe this change will help to accelerate the adoption of our product as well as the pace of our product development. This, in turn, will result in us serving more …


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Eyes Wide Open: Visibility is Key to Cloud Migration

November 25, 2019

Migrating to the cloud is smart but it’s not always easy. It can be a complicated process that requires a substantial investment of time and resources. Yet the benefits make the journey well worthwhile. Many of those who have completed the process confirm that …


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The Marvel of Observability

October 7, 2019

“[You’ve] been fighting with one arm behind your back. What happens when [you’re] finally set free?” – Paraphrasing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel BOOK REVIEW: How to Architect and Build Highly Observable Systems by Baron Schwartz Observability is a property of an application or …


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Postgres EXPLAIN Explained

July 24, 2019

ICYMI – Presentation by Baron Schwartz at PostgresConf  We had a great time at PostgresConf 2019 in New York City! The 8th annual PostgresConf is the largest and the most diverse meeting of Postgres professionals and companies in the world. The Postgres Conference conveys …


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SolarWinds Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification

June 12, 2019

We are pleased to announce that SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor (DPM) has successfully completed SOC 2 Type II certification. This reaffirms and advances our ongoing commitment to protecting our customers—and by extension, their customers. The report is the result of another intensive effort by …