Database monitoring has never been more vital for detecting and resolving performance problems before they impact your end users.
Without the right processes or tooling in place, your operations teams are blind to your estate's performance and exposed to the risk of unnecessary downtime and compliance breaches.
With proactive estate monitoring and accurate reporting, your DBA and development teams can detect, diagnose, and resolve performance problems before they impact your operations or customers.
By being on top of the health and status of your estate, whether on-premises or in the cloud, you ensure minimal downtime and efficient disaster recovery. Processes can also be optimized by identifying common causes of operational and performance issues, including deployments.
When performance problems occur, time is at a premium. Get a focused set of performance metrics that quickly pinpoint the cause of performance issues. Correlate metrics and compare them to their baseline activity to quickly find the root cause, not just the symptoms.
"The developers can take benchmarks and instantly identify any problems their latest release has caused, or any increase in performance they have achieved."
With effective monitoring in place, you’re alerted to security problems that put your data at risk, such as unauthorized access attempts. Maximizing server availability also meets database availability requirements under legislation such as SOX, HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, and more.
"All organizations that handle data do so in the face of the wide-ranging requirements, and growing legislation. From a single pane of glass, you can stay on top of your estate, regardless of how big it is or where your servers are located."
Once you've automated deployments, you need to ensure everything operates as expected in production. Identify if deployments are causing performance problems and feedback to development, to create a DevOps feedback loop that helps you continuously improve.
According to the 2020 State of Database Monitoring, by implementing a third-party monitoring tool, respondents reported a 28% reduction in Mean Time To Detection (MTTD) of deployment issues, and a 22% reduction in Mean Time To Recovery (MTTR). There's also been a 10% rise in Developers accessing monitoring data.
Through automated database monitoring, organizations are not only catching issues caused by deployments faster than those who have not, but they are also resolving them quicker as well by empowering seamless integration between development and database management teams.
Identify trends and prevent frequently occurring problems. With pre-configured and customizable alerts, you get a view of priority issues alongside baseline analysis and integrated reporting capabilities.
Be one step ahead, and minimize common causes of downtime, like full disks, with a complete picture of your server estate and a proactive management plan. You can stay on top of your performance and maximize availability by pinpointing vulnerable areas, predicting when problems will occur, and taking preventative action.
"Database monitoring has never been more powerful, with metrics and information on performance, security, availability, user access, and the impact of deployments at your fingertips."
Max Drobot, Redgate Product Manager
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Never miss an issue by maintaining a complete overview of your estate whether that’s on-premises, in the cloud, or on a virtual machine.
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