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5 Ways to Protect Your Databases From Ransomware

Ransomware attacks are on the rise—it feels like not a week goes by where you don’t hear about some company or municipality being the victim of a ransomware attack. While…

Database 102 – Why Is My Query Slow?

As a database administrator (aka DBA, or Default Blame Acceptor) throughout my career, I’ve worked with a myriad of developers, system administrators, and business users who have all had the…

Why Machine Learning Matters

While there are many silly depictions of machine learning and artificial intelligence throughout Hollywood, its reality delivers significant benefits. Administrators today oversee so many tasks, like system monitoring, performance optimizing,…

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…

How AI Is Transforming the Data Center

There have been so many changes in data center technology in the past 10 years, it’s hard to keep up at times. We’ve gone from a traditional server/storage/networking stack with…

What Is Cardinality in a Database?

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…

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. At VividCortex, we’ve found each…

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.…

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

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…

Thoughts on the VividCortex Acquisition

I visited the Austin office this past week, my last trip to SolarWinds HQ for 2019. It’s always fun to visit Austin and eat my weight in pork products, but…

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