A magnifying glass and a microscope? Being skilled in the art of deduction just doesn’t cut it anymore, Sherlock.
Database administrators are the sleuthing private investigators of IT and their tools have to be just as clever. In my last blog post, I highlighted the changing role of the DBA, the increasing complexity of environments and how DBAs need to be better equipped than Sherlock Holmes to manage database infrastructure and resources. In this post, I’ll discuss the key capabilities you need in your database monitoring solution to solve SQL Server workload mysteries before they become bigger problems.
With the right solution in your toolbox, you would be spending less time investigating database issues because you’d be able to proactively quell potential problems before they significantly impact performance. To do this, you need a SQL Server monitoring solution that can deliver.
The Six Pillars of Database Monitoring
With these six pillars integrated into your database monitoring scheme, you get both a high-level view of your infrastructure performance as well as the ability to focus on the smallest element. You can keep the whole enterprise supporting your organization’s strategy as well as delve deep into tactical components to create and maintain a healthy, optimally-performing database environment.
For more tips on investigating workload mysteries and unlocking peak performance, check out our SQL Server performance webcast. It’s loaded with pointers to help you monitor and troubleshoot performance crimes like a SQL Server sleuth.
Become a SQL Performance Private Eye
P.S. Going to the SQL PASS Summit? Visit our booth (No. 423) to talk with Dell SQL experts and earn a chance to win cool prizes.
About John Maxwell
John Maxwell leads the Product Management team for Foglight at Dell Software. Outside of work he likes to hike, bike, and try new restaurants.
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