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Alternative Storage Engines in MySQL

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Aug 14, 2022 10:46:55 PM

If you’ve been a frequent user of MySQL now or in the past, you know for a fact that there are multiple storage engines MySQL allows us to choose from. The most frequent one is InnoDB which is known as a “high performance” storage engine meaning that if optimized properly via the parameters provided by MySQL in my.cnf, the storage engine can do wonders – MyISAM is considered more obsolete though, but it has its own use cases including providing an exact count of the rows in a specific table and storing database files in a recoverable format since the files provided by MyISAM are not bound to any other files such as ibdata1 provided by InnoDB. 

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

Optimizing database integrity – automating dbcc checkdb

Posted by Rey Lawrence Torrecampo on Jun 22, 2022 6:12:43 AM

Database maintenance is an important aspect of database management. As a DBA, you need to check for any hardware malfunction and network connectivity anomalies. Aside from physical maintenance, you are also tasked to check database integrity and patches. Sounds a lot, huh? 

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A DBA's guide to monitoring Oracle database performance

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Jun 7, 2022 4:51:42 AM
Performance tuning in Oracle is a repetitive process of searching for and identifying  bottlenecks in your Oracle database. After identifying the culprit of the Oracle performance issue, you resolve it by modifying and optimizing the problematic query or adding indexes, if is necessary. 
 
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Topics: database monitoring, sqlmonitor, sqlperformance, sqlmonitoring, indexmaintenance

Monitor your SQL Server Indexes

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Mar 22, 2022 12:57:37 PM
About the Author:  

Chad Pabalan is a Pre-Sales Engineer for dbWatch and a DBA specializing in SQLServer high availability setups and disaster recovery planning and configurations. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional, a cloud enthusiast specializing in architecture and designing scalable, high available, and fault-tolerant systems on AWS Cloud. 

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

Working with MySQL vs. MariaDB – What’s Different?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Mar 9, 2022 9:00:00 AM

Everyone has heard of MySQL. Well, probably not everyone – say, everyone in the development and database monitoring space. Do you ever wonder why? MySQL is everywhere. The industries that use MySQL as their primary database management system include the automobile industry (think Volvo, BMW, etc.), the fashion industry (think SheIn and the like), the finance industry uses it heavily, it’s prevalent in the education industry.

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

Why do Developers Automate Database Processes?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Mar 4, 2022 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve been around the world of development at least for a little while, you will know – automation is everywhere. We mean, it’s 2022: one can find companies automating robotization processes, there are specialized houses with automated processes instead of keys, etc. 

The software sector is not an exception to this rule, either – automation, especially database automation, in the software sector is rampant as well. Some of the processes that are being increasingly automated are related to databases, database monitoring, and database farm management: by automating database processes, people find themselves at ease when working with all kinds of database flavors. 

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

Running Databases – Docker vs. Alternatives

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Mar 2, 2022 9:00:00 AM

These days, Docker is a frequent friend of many developers. Some developers even turn to Docker to run their database systems – applications are safe in containers, containers usually are lightweight, and generally containers allow devs to bundle all the software they use into “boxes” called Docker containers. 

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

Microsoft Azure vs. dbWatch to Manage SQL Environments

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Feb 26, 2022 9:00:00 AM

If you’ve heard of databases of any kind, there’s a good chance you’ve heard (or even worked with) Microsoft Azure, or simply Azure as it called in the development circles. Azure is a frequent friend in the Microsoft circles – partly because it’s developed by Microsoft, but also partly because it’s a very efficient tool in managing all kinds of databases. 

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

Deploying Databases Locally vs. In a Live Environment - What to Consider

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Feb 21, 2022 3:17:03 AM

All developers and database administrators have been in a situation where they need to test their database deployments before going live. There‘s simply no way around it: want to be live? Test your environment in a sandbox before moving onto publicly visible spaces (e.g. the web, etc.) But have you ever wondered what database administrators need to consider before deploying their database environments both locally and live? We will tell you all about that in this blog post. 

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

Monitor and add bulk database instances using dbWatch Control Center 

Posted by Chad Pabalan on Feb 13, 2022 5:11:00 PM

Have you had any problems with adding many database instances, one by one, manually using your current database monitoring solution? 

Can your current database monitoring solution scan for all the existing database servers within your enterprise network and track every database instance available?  

 

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

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