Posts by
Jamie Wallis

16 October 2020

16 October 2020

Monitoring Amazon RDS SQL Servers with SQL Monitor v11

SQL Monitor v11 introduces native support for SQL Server instances hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Relational Database Service (RDS) platform. In this post we'll explore the metrics you need to keep an eye on with Amazon RDS SQL Server monitoring, how a monitoring tool will help you manage the process of migrating databases... Read more

9 September 2020

9 September 2020

Why you should embed monitoring earlier in your Database DevOps cycle

As Gartner recommends in their report ‘Fail Fast in Production; Embed Monitoring Earlier in Your DevOps Cycle’1, it has been shown that it’s possible to provide superior customer experiences by building “instrumentation into the preproduction phase, tracking metrics on availability, performance and service health”. While this particular report focuses on application monitoring, the benefits... Read more

2 July 2020

2 July 2020

Automate Responses to Bad Deployments with SQL Monitor

Jamie Wallis explains how SQL Monitor can both reveal quickly who ran a deployment, and when, and automate the incident-response workflow to ensure it's dealt with swiftly. By extending such workflows to development and test servers, as well as production, the feedback cycle starts earlier, and you can stop problems from ever reaching the... Read more

21 May 2020

21 May 2020

Understanding the State of Database Monitoring in 2020

In 2018 and 2019 we ran the industry’s only surveys into the state of SQL Server monitoring, both of which provided unique insights into how companies and organizations monitor their estates, the technologies they work with, and the biggest challenges they face. In Redgate’s third annual survey on the state of monitoring, still the... Read more

31 March 2020

31 March 2020

Have your say on the state of database monitoring in 2020

Since 2018, over 1,400 SQL Server professionals have provided valuable insights into how they monitor and manage their estates, and what challenges they’re facing, through the only industry-wide survey of its kind. The results of the survey have not only benefited the community but also helped us better understand how we could shape our... Read more

5 November 2019

5 November 2019

The value of monitoring at BMW

A while ago, James King of Redgate spoke to Tony Maddonna, Microsoft Platform Team Lead and SQL Server Enterprise Architect at BMW about the growing SQL Server estate at the car manufacturer, and how and why monitoring such a large estate is so important.  The conversation was recorded and the video above is... Read more

14 March 2019

14 March 2019

Have your say on the state of SQL Server monitoring

In 2018 we ran the industry’s first ever state of SQL Server monitoring survey. We received an excellent response from over 600 people in a range of sectors, in organizations of every size across the globe. They provided valuable insights into what they thought the biggest challenges were for them and their estates over... Read more