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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…

4 Steps to Create a Wireless Heat Map

Wireless heat maps have gotten a lot of press lately, from SolarWinds and the industry at large. There’s a good reason for this. As wireless devices become faster and gain more users,…

Bandwidth Problems? 3 Steps to Diagnose Bandwidth Issues

We’ve all been there. You place a lunch order at a restaurant, speak for a while with your dining companions, then someone at the table realizes it’s been a while since you…

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…

How To Fix Network Experience Problems

If you run a network, you know how complaints start. Lowly users or high-placed executives come to you complaining of lousy bandwidth, applications that freeze mid-transaction, phone calls breaking up,…

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…

The Strategic Importance of Database Administration

If you draw a diagram of information flow and interaction amongst teams and processes in IT, you’ll probably find that although some parts of the organization are “leaf” or “edge”…

Improved User Parsing From The MySQL Protocol

This isn’t really a feature we should brag about, because it’s a bug that took us a while to figure out, but we believe in sharing the bad as well…

Parsing the Redis TCP Protocol

When we decided to go beyond just MySQL monitoring, we had a couple of natural next choices. The decision involved engineering effort, the likelihood we’d find MySQL-specific things in our…

Finding Query Samples With Errors And Warnings

You probably have known for a while that SolarWinds® Database Performance Monitor (DPM) inspects TCP traffic and captures query errors and warnings, so you can find problems in production that you…

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