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Managed Desktop Devices at Scale — SolarWinds TechPod 029

What do IT managers and managed service providers (MSPs) have in common? They both manage a sea of desktop devices. Join the SolarWinds MSP™ Head Nerds while they discuss the challenges and successes of deploying, managing and securing the multitude of…

MySQL Query Performance Statistics In The Performance Schema

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…

What Is Cardinality in a Database?

Databases have a lot of jargon, and cardinality is one of those words experienced people tend to forget they didn’t know once upon a time. But if you don’t know it—and it…

A Quick Look at Parallel Rsync and How it Can Save a System Hours

In this post, we’ll take a quick look at rsync (“remote sync”) and parallel rysnc—a way to increase the efficiency and speed of traditional rsync—both of which can be effective…

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

The MongoDB _id field is fundamental to every collection in MongoDB, and, by default, it has some useful properties users can take advantage of when familiar with how _id is…

Holt-Winters Forecasting and Exponential Smoothing Simplified

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…

Eyes Wide Open: Visibility is Key to Cloud Migration

Migrating to the cloud is smart but it’s not always easy. It can be a complicated process requiring a substantial investment of time and resources. Yet the benefits make the…

Smart Technology in the Service Desk: What Does it Mean?

In today’s service desk environment, a system that can handle requests is an important part of the daily operations of the organization. Providing excellent services manifests positive results, in the…

Numeric Optimization in Golang With Nelder-Mead and Gonum

Numeric optimization is a set of techniques for fitting a function to a dataset by iteratively refining estimates. Numeric optimization is one way to do things like curve-fitting and parametric…

Setting Up Multi-Factor Authentication With the AWS CLI

As part of achieving SOC-2 certification, we had to implement stricter requirements around AWS authentication. Database Performance Monitor has had multi-factor authentication (MFA) for access to the AWS web-app console…