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What Does Your Database Inventory Look Like?

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Jan 3, 2022 8:38:00 AM

If you are a database administrator dealing with SQL Server, MariaDB, or other database instances, you probably know a thing or two about database systems. If you found yourself working with certain database platforms in the past, you have probably taken a look at various database “inventories” – you have taken a look at what database instances consist of, what platforms or systems do they support, are they big or small, etc. – in this blog, we are going to tell you a little more about such database inventories. 

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

The Basics of dbWatch Control Center: The UI

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Dec 27, 2021 8:21:00 AM

If you are an avid user of software, you have probably noticed that many software solutions available on the web these days advertise themselves from the usability standpoint. One of the core things related to usability in this case would be the user experience, or so-called UX solutions. UX solutions let people experience products in all of their glory – a major part of user experience is the user interface, or the UI for short! 

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

The Basics of dbWatch Control Center: Database Jobs

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Dec 20, 2021 8:11:00 AM

If you are a database-conscious developer or even a database administrator, you probably know how important it is to keep an eye out on your database systems. However, you might also notice that performing such tasks manually might “eat” a whole lot of your time – so what do you do? Thankfully, we have a solution – you can employ database jobs by dbWatch! 

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

Running SQL Queries with Tools – dbWatch Control Center Edition

Posted by Lukas Vileikis on Dec 13, 2021 7:55:00 AM

If you find yourself developing any kinds of applications focused more towards the web or even mobile applications, it is inevitable that sometimes you might find yourself running a couple of SQL queries – you need to interact with your database systems anyway, don’t you? 

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

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