Databases are a fundamental component of all information frameworks and are utilised alike by all businesses for saving critical business data. Hence, the overall health of a database system is of immediate importance for any database administrator. Finding database issues in time can help the application remain healthy and accessible. Without solid monitoring in place, database outages can go unnoticed until it is too late, and the business is losing money and customers. System administrators generally deploy database management or monitoring tools to help facilitate in keeping all performance metrics in check.
Top five best practices for proactively monitoring database performance are:
A properly configured Database Monitoring regimen has a number of benefits. For example:
Almost all organisations use a combination of various databases instead of just one. Naturally, databases belonging to different vendors will provide different metrics against their performance and can be measured. Moreover, the level of granularity of these metrics will also be of varying degrees. This highlights the need for a flexible DBMS. Below are the overarching categories under which most databases fall based on their usage and structuring of data:
Also, there are three types of databases based on architecture:
Metrics from each of these categories will be further affected by:
The following are a list of categories and some important metrics that form the crux of Database Monitoring and provide significant insight into the database environment:Categories:
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