Gartner recommends:
Don't Fail Fast in Production; Embed Monitoring Earlier in Your DevOps Cycle

In this report, Gartner explains why monitoring should begin earlier in the DevOps cycle, to provide superior customer experiences, infrastructure, and operations, by tracking metrics on availability, performance and service health.

This report provides the following key recommendations:

  • "Work with DevOps teams during the design phase to add the instrumentation necessary to track business key performance indicators and monitor business metrics in production."
  • "Automate the transmission of embedded monitoring results between monitoring and deployment tools to improve application deployments."
  • "Use identified business requirements to develop a pipeline for delivering new functionality, and develop monitoring to a practice of continuous learning and feedback across stakeholders and product managers."

While this report focuses on application monitoring, the benefits of early DevOps integration apply equally to database monitoring. We believe Redgate SQL Monitor aligns well with the key recommendations in the Gartner report, “Don’t Fail Fast in Production; Embed Monitoring Earlier in Your DevOps Cycle”, in the following ways:

  • Give teams access to live monitoring data during development and testing phases to help them optimize performance before releases hit production.
  • Automate actions from deployments to benchmark performance, and alert teams of abnormal behavior, to ensure rapid detection and faster recovery.
  • Empower database development and administration teams to own key performance metrics and build a continuous improvement plan.

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"By enabling faster recognition and response to issues, monitoring improves system reliability and overall agility, which is a primary objective for new DevOps initiatives."

Improve deployment performance with Redgate SQL Monitor

  • Catch deployment issues earlier with automatic detection and alerting, providing a continuous feedback loop between your DBA and Developer teams.
  • Assess impact with smart baselines and historical data to improve and refine your server performance.
  • SQL Monitor integrates with the most popular deployment, alerting, and ticketing tools, so it fits right into your tech stack.

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1. Don’t Fail Fast in Production; Embed Monitoring Earlier in Your DevOps Cycle, Pankaj Prasad, George Spafford, Charley Rich, 16 July 2019.

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