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The Fine Data of Fine Art

Here at SolarWinds, it’s clear to us that proper database monitoring is “an art.” Beyond simple, raw power, navigating and understanding a database takes finesse, insight, and, often, a kind…

The 8 Best Ways To Lose Your DBA

As we all know, good DBAs are a dime a dozen. They’re easy to replace and the cost of replacing them in terms of lost productivity, downtime, recruiting, training, etc.…

Streaming Music Services and Databases

The average American consumer isn’t usually interested in “buying” a big database. But thanks to the recent boom in the popularity of subscription music services like Spotify, databases are competing…

What Is InnoDB History List Length?

Houston, we have a problem. Google search for “What is innodb history list length?” and you get a bunch of nonsense mixed in with correct information, and it’s hard to…

Introducing SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor’s New Summary Dashboard

I’m happy to announce that we’ve released a new default dashboard for SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor (DPM). Why a new dashboard? Simple: reduce the time-to-insight as far as possible. We…

Why We Love CircleCI

We are pretty much raving fans of CircleCI and we are not ashamed to say it. Here’s why. What Does CircleCI Do For Us? It would be reasonable to describe…

How to Monitor SQL Server – Best Practices Tutorial

MySQL® is one of the most popular relational database management systems being used today. Its popularity with SQL admins who manage data sets puts it at the back end of many tiered…

Probabilistic Sampling With A Sketch

In a previous post, I explained that we observe rich and complex streams of events, something like the following multiplied by a million: And our goal is to choose a…

Selecting Representative Samples From A Stream Of Queries

Sampling is hard. This is the title of a talk I gave at a meetup in Boston a few weeks back. But what’s so hard about sampling anyway? To begin…

SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor Now Supports Heroku

In November, Database Performance Monitor introduced support for databases hosted on Amazon RDS. In the spirit of monitoring all of the databases on all of the platforms, we are excited…