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Matt Hilbert

Matt Hilbert is a technology writer at Red Gate with 20 years’ experience working for lots of the world’s biggest tech companies – and many of the smallest. He has a particular fascination for emerging technologies and is on a continuing mission to decompile, untangle, and explain techspeak to a wider audience, and excite people about the endless possibilities technology offers.

What is PostgreSQL, and why do businesses need to know more about it?

For the last five years and more, there’s been an elephant in the room when it comes to the way businesses and organizations collect, manage, store and analyze data: PostgreSQL. An open source relational database that offers the kind of enterprise advantages that have already attracted businesses like Netflix, Instagram and Spotify according to... Read more

Matt Hilbert

23 February 2023

Matt Hilbert

23 February 2023

5 things to look for in a third-party monitoring tool

Update, 28 February 2024: A new edition of this article can be found here.  A key finding from Redgate’s last State of Database Monitoring Survey of over 2,500 IT professionals was that 79% of respondents reported using either a third-party or in-house monitoring tool. It’s notable because it was an increase of 10 percentage... Read more