Database monitoring tools

According to recent data up to 90% of application performance issues are related to the database, which suggests that one way of improving the performance of applications is to find and eliminate hotspots in the data tier. However, many application developers and operations teams are at a disadvantage as they generally lack visibility into the database—or database monitoring tools appropriate for tuning database performance.

System-specific database monitoring tools such as MongoDB or PostgreSQL monitoring tools, which are designed for DBAs, may be unwieldy for developers and operations teams, supplying them with loads of data and little to no actionable information. What these teams need is a different type of database performance monitoring solution: a solution that enables them to analyze database performance issues in the context of the application—to locate the source of bottlenecks and identify opportunities for optimization.

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When system-specific database monitoring tools aren’t enough

Whether built into the database management system or third-party sourced, most database monitoring tools are designed for assessing the current state of a database, tracking performance trends, and ensuring the continued health and availability of the database server. Some MongoDB monitoring tools, for example, allow you collect metrics on database performance and resource utilization including page faults, cache metrics, and CPU usage. These database monitoring tools are helpful for preventing resource saturation or for ad hoc investigation when an incident occurs but are not are particularly useful for assessing the way applications or services access the database.

In order to truly optimize database performance, be it MongoDB or PostgreSQL performance, and the performance of applications dependent on databases, your teams need database monitoring tools that show them exactly where the root cause of slowness lies—in the database’s configuration settings, your hardware, your networking infrastructure, or the application’s code or database access framework. To achieve optimal performance of the database and your applications, you need database monitoring tools that give you complete visibility into all components of the application delivery chain—not just the database—plus actionable insight.

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What makes Dynatrace different from other database monitoring tools

Dynatrace database performance monitoring is different from other database monitoring tools. Integrating server, network, and application monitor tools into a single platform, Dynatrace gives you the holistic visibility and actionable information necessary for implementing precise and quick performance tuning of your databases and the applications and services that call them. Dynatrace supports the widest range of database technologies, letting you monitor and manage MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB performance – and much more – with one powerful solution.

Dynatrace automatically detects and monitors all of your database-accessing applications running on Java, .NET, PHP, or Node.js, providing you with immediate insight into how your databases are accessed and used. With a few clicks, find inefficient or slow-loading query patterns and drill down to the problematic statement to fix the problem fast. From a single pane of glass, your developers, DBAs, and operations teams can work together to deploy high-performing databases and applications and ensure a superior user experience.

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