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Siesta – RESTful Services Made Simple in Go

June 1, 2015

All of our services (external REST APIs and internal services) are written in Go. Like others, we wanted to factor out repeated code, but found it hard to do without making things messy or hiding the flexibility of the built-in net/http interfaces. After evaluating …


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The Five Stages of Debugging

May 22, 2015

Because it’s Friday afternoon and you may have had a long week, our brainiacs present… The Five Stages Of Debugging: Stage One. Denial – “What do you mean it’s broken!? That code has worked forever!” Stage Two. Anger – “[Expletive], now I have to …


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Consul for Cluster Health Monitoring

May 22, 2015

If you’re not familiar with Consul, it’s what I call a cluster management tool. It’s composed of a handful of features such as “Service Discovery”, “Key Value Store”, “DNS Server”, “Health Checking”, and it’s “Data Center Aware”. It ultimately allows you to manage an …


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DBA Personalities: DISC and Values Models

May 20, 2015

What personality characteristics do great DBAs share? What motivates them? If you’re not sure why you should care, you’re probably not a hiring manager! Hiring and retaining highly skilled people is consistently listed as a top challenge for CIOs. CIOs strongly desire to predict …



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Five Steps to Great Trade Show Demos

March 10, 2015

Spring is approaching, and with it, the season of sponsorships. For vendors, trade shows offer a unique opportunity to gain valuable insight regarding market needs, engage potential customers, and show off their product to hundreds. In order to maximize this opportunity, your team needs …



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See Connection Latency with SolarWinds

February 26, 2015

Recently, one of our customers reached out to us about a problem they were having trouble diagnosing – they noticed that every once in a while, it took their MySQL server a few seconds to initialize a client connection. They had figured out that …


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Schemaless Databases Don’t Exist

February 24, 2015

There’s no such thing as a schemaless database. I know, lots of people want a schemaless database, and lots of companies are promoting their products as schemaless DBMSs. And schemaless DBMSs exist. But schemaless databases are mythical beasts because there is always a schema …


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What Is Com Admin Commands In MySQL?

February 23, 2015

If you’ve ever looked at the COM_XYZ status counters in MySQL’s SHOW STATUS output, you’ve probably seen Com_admin_commands. It’s not clear what this means, but it can be a major contributor to overall COM_ counters, and it’s actually quite important for server and application …