We are often asked this question – we are monitoring our systems and able to keep their uptime high. Isn’t that enough? Unfortunately that only provides one side of the story. Yes, they are up and resource utilization on them may be well within the limits. But it doesn’t tell us In fact, low resource utilization is very misleading because low utilization also happens when things are stuck waiting on external services response and nothing is processing.
Continuous Database Monitoring is a very important aspect of enterprise applications monitoring. Database is the foundation of any application. If the performance of the database is not good then every user request can be impacted. Continuous database monitoring does provide very quick ROI. Tweaking the time consuming SQLs and any other database bottlenecks have impact on performance, scalability and availability of the entire application.
Logs Monitoring plays an important role in analyzing, troubleshooting and alerting on problems. Organizations have lots of data in logs that should be mined to get valuable insights on users, applications and systems behavior. Real time alerting from logs monitoring does help in identifying the problems early. It also provides security related insights when someone is trying to break into your organization.
Synthetic Monitoring is referred to as an approach of testing a web service or a website by simulating the website visitors’ requests across various geographies in order to test its availability and performance. One can compare performance stats of different geographies and formulate performance improvement plans. Synthetic monitoring lets you find problems before your customers do leading to shorter MTTR.