Monitoring Databases

Databases are critical to your business operations.  They sit on top of your IT infrastructure and are interwoven with your applications.  When issues arise in your IT Operations, it is important to isolate the root cause quickly.  Is the issue in the infrastructure layer, with the applications, or within the databases?  Monitoring all 3 in a robust and correlated manner helps identify the root cause of service problem or degradation.

Best practices for monitoring IT operations would include monitoring of the IT infrastructure, the business critical applications and the databases in a coordinated manner.  Running synthetic transactions and queries against the databases can monitor their performance and space availability.  Testing logins, message and transaction queue sizes, response times (queue times and execution times), throughput, scalability (how response times and throughput react with load increases), insertion validity, etc. can help measure performance and quality of the user experience.  Monitoring database limits, tablespace allocation, query cache and other statistics may identify looming issues.


The key is to monitor proactively to identify and evaluate trends or patterns that are of concern.  Correlating the database monitoring with monitoring of IT infrastructure and application performance provides the best opportunities to quickly isolate root cause and resolve issues.  A proactive, coordinated approach can identify concerns for resolution before they become problems.

NerveCenter by LogMatrix is a monitoring tool kit with the flexibility to monitor infrastructure, applications and databases and correlate data and events across each element of your data center.

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