Add health monitoring to performance monitoring

by Apr 14, 2022

Database administrators must monitor their databases for factors such as availability, health, and performance. However, monitoring also has costs associated with it that may exceed the benefits it provides. A performance monitoring tool is essential for mission-critical databases, but this may not be the case for non-critical databases — those used for archival, development, and testing purposes.

The best solution for this situation is often a dual-monitoring environment that uses both a performance monitoring tool and an inventory management tool. An inventory management tool performs less monitoring than a performance monitoring tool with a corresponding reduction in cost. And it is often better to perform limited health monitoring than no monitoring at all.

Read the whitepaper “How users of a performance monitoring tool can benefit from an inventory management tool” to learn more about the benefits of light monitoring, including cost, time, and overhead.

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