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Stored Objects in Database Architectures

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Aug 29, 2022 1:11:00 AM

At some point in your career as a DBA, you might want to dive deeper into databases and their architecture to fiddle with interesting things. One of those interesting things are stored objects – those things refer to objects created with a CREATE PROCEDURE statement and they’re usually stored inside of the server until they’re called for use by the user using a CALL statement. 

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

Properly Matching Character Sets and Collations in MySQL

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Aug 26, 2022 8:45:00 AM

Have you ever come across a scenario where your data looks good until you import it into MySQL? The data you’ve imported into MySQL is suddenly displayed as “???”, letting you wonder what’s wrong in your database configuration. The reason of this problem is a character set or collation mismatch – when worked with properly, character sets and collations can make our work with MySQL a dream, or a nightmare. 

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

Enterprise Backups Won’t Save You

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Aug 24, 2022 12:46:33 AM

All database administrators back up their data – that’s a given. Not all backups are created equal, though – as time passes, many database administrators find themselves switching between their variations – for example, MySQL has mysqldump, Percona XtraBackup, SQLBak, and a couple of others, PostgreSQL can be backed up with pg_dump, Barman (Backup and Recovery Manager for PostgreSQL), or a couple of other tools, while Oracle Recovery Manager is a fit to backup an Oracle database infrastructure. 

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

Common Issues Between Database Management Solutions and PHP Developers

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Aug 18, 2022 10:00:00 AM

All developers come across at least a couple of issues while they find themselves developing applications for the web. That’s exactly why sites like Stack Overflow, Stack Exchange, and the like exist – that’s developers helping other developers in trouble. 

If you’re a frequent visitor of Stack Overflow though, you will notice that most of the issues related to software engineering have something to do with databases as well – new questions are also posted minutes ago, literally. And the given example only pertains to MySQL – can you imagine how many new questions are posted day-by-day targeting other database management systems? Thousands. 

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

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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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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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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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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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

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