What is a database monitoring system? 

A database monitoring system tracks database performance using standard criteria. Database monitoring tools help track database performance and resources in order to create and maintain a high-performance and highly available application infrastructure. 

What Makes Up A Strong Database Monitoring System?

  • The ability to attach to database instances from different DBMSs
  • Query troubleshooting and optimization
  • Secure procedures like authentication and multiple user accounts
  • Database resource and server resource monitoring
  • Alerts for resource shortages and performance deterioration
  • Cost-effectiveness

What Does A Healthy Database Look Like?

  • Is fully updated (to an appropriate level – scaling beyond your company’s means can be financially detrimental) 
  •  Is properly tuned.  
  • Regularly runs critical administrative utilities 
  • Has normalized or denormalized schemas 
  • Contains properly created indexes  
  • Has disaster recovery documented and tested 
  • All systems are backed up  
  • Has sufficient resources 
  • Is run by a competent team with an appropriate skill level  

What Are Database Monitoring Tools? 

Database monitoring tools help track database performance and resources in order to create and maintain a high performance and highly available application infrastructure. Using the wrong monitoring tools for your database can have less-than-optimal effects on your business performance. Choosing the correct monitoring tools can improve efficiency, response time, and overall user satisfaction. Our team of experts has the experience needed to help your team choose the correct tools and implement them with little-to-no hassle.

What Are Best Practices for Database Monitoring?

Using a combination of published industry best practices, combined with our decades of experience dealing with various customer environments, we have a comprehensive set of monitoring and maintenance practices that ensure your database environment runs at an optimal level, including:

  • Database backups to ensure recoverability
  • Regular index and statistics maintenance
  • Database consistency checks
  • Disk space monitoring
  • Long-running query/job alerts
  • Yearly or bi-yearly disaster recovery testing
  • Scheduled patching according to your business’s compliance policies