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SQL Server Uptime - When Do You Restart Your SQL Server Instances?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Nov 30, 2021 7:38:00 AM

If you are a database-savvy developer or even a database administrator, you probably know how important it is to always keep an eye out on your database servers. Some database servers might need more of your attention and upkeep than others, of course, but after all, even if they are facing some sorts of issues, none of them should be neglected – when your database instances are facing issues, one of the things you might want to keep an eye out on is uptime – your database instances might also have the need to be restarted. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Obsolete Indexes - dbWatch to the rescue

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Nov 23, 2021 7:29:00 AM

If you are a database developer or a database-savvy software engineer, you have probably heard a thing or two about indexes – indexes are usually used to find values matching a given query quickly, but the downside of them is that they require space, so essentially you trade-off space for speed. 

With that being said, not all database indexes are very useful – if your indexes are obsolete, they would most likely do more harm than good. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Inside of the Activity of SQL Server: Are You Monitoring It Right?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Nov 16, 2021 7:21:00 AM

If you have found yourself working with SQL Server or SQL Server Express for quite a while, you might have already noticed just how important the monitoring of such database instances can be. While there might be a dozen of database monitoring and management tools available for you to use (you may be using a SQL Server management studio or similar tools already), however, if you have tried one or a few of them, you might have noticed that only a couple of them are up to the task since monitoring also needs to be done in the right way. 

 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

How is The Memory of Your SQL Server Doing?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Nov 10, 2021 7:05:00 AM

If you are a database administrator, especially if you find yourself being a Microsoft SQL Server DBA, you probably find yourself needing to take care of a lot of things: these things might include the availability, security, capacity, or performance of your database instances, but there might be a couple of smaller things you would need to take care of: one of these things would include keeping an eye out on the memory of your SQL Server instances. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Top Tips for Oracle Database Monitoring

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Nov 7, 2021 8:30:00 AM

In large Oracle database environments, the usual problems that an Oracle database administrator encounter daily are long running queries, multiple blocking processes, that eventually ends into a deadlock transaction, high resource consumption of a query that causes performance degradation and other causes such as poor query design and poor index usage, instead of throwing hardware to the performance problems happening within the Oracle environment. 

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Topics: database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager

Databases for Senior Developers - Monitoring Databases with Tools

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Nov 3, 2021 9:30:00 AM

If you are a Senior developer, you probably have a lot of things on your plate. From mentoring junior developers to taking on large amounts of web development work, sometimes it might seem like you don’t even have the time to do anything else – however, the monitoring of databases is something that bothers every senior developer at least once in their career – they might ask questions like how do we do that? When? What tools do we use? 

Monitoring database instances manually can be very tedious and time-consuming – especially if you have a lot of database servers to take care of. However, don’t fret because there is a solution – with dbWatch, you can monitor all kinds of database instances from Oracle and Sybase to MySQL, MSSQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL. 

 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Are your Database Locks Dead?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Oct 27, 2021 6:29:00 AM

If you have found yourself in the shoes of a database administrator or even a very database-savvy developer or a system administrator, you probably know a thing or two about databases. Chances are that you have probably heard about database locks as well – a database lock is usually used to make only one session able to update a particular set of data, and it’s a pretty usual thing in the world of database administration.

However, what you might not have heard about are deadlocks – a deadlock in the database world usually refers to a situation where two or more transactions are in the process of waiting for each other to end, but neither ever does. What do you do in such a scenario and how do you tackle such a problem? Thankfully, you have dbWatch. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

A Database Admin's role in the modern age of DevOps

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Oct 20, 2021 9:08:00 AM

As a traditional database administrator working in an enterprise that supports multiple clients across the globe, it is critical in the business to meet the increase in customer demands through embracing the modern DevOps approach. Which focus on continuous delivery/integration and automation.  

For business decision makers, it is a major aspect in retaining and acquiring new clients as the business could easily deliver the needs of the clients which they support.  

 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

What’s the Size of Your Database Instances? MySQL Edition

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Oct 13, 2021 8:47:00 AM

If you are a database administrator, you are probably already keeping an eye out on your database instances as it is. You probably already know how important it is to monitor the performance of your database instances; you know how to optimize your database instances for high availability, security, performance, you know how to deal with capacity issues too. 

However, what’s also worth discussing is the actual size of your database instances: do you know what data your database instances hold? How much of it is necessary? How much of it isn’t? 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement

Sessions in Databases: To Monitor or Not to Monitor?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Oct 6, 2021 8:27:00 AM

If you have every worked with databases, you are probably already familiar with a couple of concepts including SQL queries, performance, and also sessions. Today we will provide a little more information regarding their monitoring in dbWatch. 

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Topics: database dashboard, database operations, sql server monitoring, sql monitoring tools, database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmanager, database farm, farmmanagement