root cause analysis

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How to Use Monitoring Tools to Sniff Out the Root Cause

When it comes to IT, things go wrong from time to time. Servers crash, memory goes bad, power supplies die, files get corrupted, backups get corrupted…there are so many things…

What Is Root Cause Analysis?

If you work in engineering or support, you’ve probably spent a lot of time troubleshooting things. You’ve probably spent just as much time trying to figure out why things were…

After It Broke: Executing Good Postmortems

No matter how much automation, redundancy, and protection you build into your systems, thing are always going to break. It might be a change breaking an API to another system.…

Assessing Database Health and Performance

Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database health and performance. Part of the problem with managing databases is that many people consider…

The Future is Always Bright

In my last couple of posts, I’ve tried to paint a picture of the past and present of database management and monitoring. We’ve seen that good database performance has everything…

The Only Source of Knowledge is Experience…

The title of this post is a quote that might be (or not be) from Albert Einstein. I first thought the title of the post would be something like: “why…