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Latest Content From SolarWinds

E-Book: DevOps for the Database

by SolarWindsJul 22, 2020

When it comes to the database, some teams innovate faster, break things less, make more money, and have happier humans. DevOps is what distinguishes the high and low performers.

This eBook isn't just about companies adopting DevOps as a general concept, but specifically about applying it to their databases.

Read on, in this 73-page guide to DevOps best practices, about how you can adopt or improve DevOps practices for your databases.

What you'll learn:

  • What DevOps for the database is
  • What Kinds of Companies Can Apply DevOps to the Database
  • Benefits and challenges of applying DevOps to the Database
  • What your journey towards database DevOps entails
  • And so much more

Infographic: Database Performance Monitor Datasheet

by SolarWindsJul 22, 2020

Your database monitoring programs don't have to simply do one job and fade away to the background. When you choose the right program, you can deploy analytics that allows you to visualize the health, performance, and availability of your open source or NoSQL databases.

The features you should be looking for in a database monitoring system include:

  • Regular summary reports
  • Unified database ecosystem view
  • And support across a variety of database types

Read this datasheet to learn how SolarWinds provides truly comprehensive database monitoring and to see their features and benefits.

E-Book: How to Architect and Build Highly Observable Systems

by SolarWindsJul 22, 2020

Observability is one of the most important factors of building and running services successfully at scale. It's best to build it in from the start, just like backups, security, auditability, and so on. In this way, you can make tradeoffs and plan proactively, instead of accidentally. This eBook collects the experience of a variety of experienced architects and combines it with what customers have taught us about observability.

Read the eBook to learn how to create a highly observable application, so you can get excellent visibility and troubleshooting ability with minimal cost and effort.

Learn how to prevent problems caused by:

  • Troubleshooting the app in production
  • No existing systems can monitor the app, so you're forced to develop something custom
  • The app's instrumentation is lacking, incompatible with popular monitoring systems, or impossible to correlate with other metrics
  • People, processes, and systems related to monitoring and observability become a productivity bottleneck, leading to shipping code more slowly with more frequent and costly problems

Whitepaper: Have Peace of Mind With Your Database Deployments

by SolarWindsJul 22, 2020

When deploying changes to your database schema or indexes, performance is always top of mind. Being able to quickly analyze changes in performance in near real time can let you comfortably build as frequently as you'd like.

Read this gorilla guide to help you "Have Peace of Mind With Your Database Deployments."

Infographic: Etsy Engages Global Community with a High-Performance Data Platform

by SolarWindsJul 22, 2020

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world gather to make, sell, and buy unique goods. Etsy's emphasis on creating a more meaningful economy by connecting independent vendors and shoppers has grown it into one of the internet's busiest e-commerce platforms. Etsy knows using their platform must be a great experience, and performance is a key part of user experience. Therefore, Etsy's systems must stay online and be fast. To achieve this, among other things, Etsy practices DevOps, a culture with values including collaboration, quality, and tight feedback loops between development and production.

In this type of environment, perhaps the most difficult systems to observe and optimize are the databases. Hundreds of shared database servers back Etsy's platform, all working in concert to handle Etsy's demanding workload. Keeping the platform available, reliable, and fast means the databases must be high-performance around the clock. Etsy's engineering teams rely on Database Performance Monitor (DPM).

Read this case study to learn how Etsy uses DPM to:

  • Accomplish projects more effectively
  • Get query-level performance metrics to surface and explain changes or problems hidden within the flurry of activity
  • Eliminate uncertainty and create clarity
  • Solve visibility challenges at scale

Infographic: Ten Tricks for Optimizing MySQL

by SolarWindsJul 22, 2020

MySQL continues to gain popularity as the data platform for many critical business applications. As the most widely used open-source database, MySQL provides database services for many on-premises and cloudbased applications. MySQL performance is critical. Performance tuning MySQL depends on a number of factors, and businesses are always looking for ways to tweak the database to gain added performance. Some of the tips here are basic and some are more technical, but all need to be considered and implemented for optimal MySQL database performance.