Category Database Performance

DBmarlin 3.9.0 with fixes and usability improvements

We are pleased to announce the release of DBmarlin 3.9. This release focuses on addressing known bugs and introducing several improvements to enhance the user experience.

Why we integrated DBmarlin with PagerDuty

In version 3.7 of DBmarlin we added an integration with PagerDuty so that alerts raised by DBmarlin can be forwarded to PagerDuty. In this article we will take a look...

The Modern DBA and the evolution of database management

My colleague Ian previously wrote about the role of a modern DBA about a year ago. As noted in that article, DBAs have been slowly declining, as a percentage of...

DBmarlin 3.8.0 with several usability improvements

We are pleased to announce version 3.8 of DBmarlin where we have added several usability improvements to sensor settings, charts and more.

DBmarlin 3.7.0 with SQL Search, PagerDuty, Slack and links to other tools

We are pleased to announce version 3.7 of DBmarlin where we have added a brand new SQL Search screen, PagerDuty and Slack integrations as well as the option to add...

What is statement zero?

Every product has its quirks and statement 0 is one of DBmarlin’s. In this article we will look at what it is and why you should pay attention to it....

Data observability vs Database observability

In this blog we explore what they are and why you need them and clear up any confusion about these similar sounding terms.

Tune your database to fight climate change

Global climate change is a growing concern for many individuals and organizations around the world. As we become more aware of the impact of human activity on the environment, it...

Exciting News - DBmarlin Joins the Red Hat Marketplace Family!

Hey there, we’ve got some great news to share! DBmarlin, the tool you know and love for boosting your database’s performance, is now available on the Red Hat Marketplace. We’re...

DBmarlin 3.6.0 with improvements to Remote agent and SQL Statistics

We are pleased to announce version 3.6 of DBmarlin where we have added improvements to Remote agent and SQL Statistics as well as backend performance and security updates.

AWS Summit 2023 roundup

Last week I attended the AWS Summit. This year, the annual event at ExCeL in London was huge. It was my first event on this scale since before the pandemic...

DBmarlin 3.5.0 release with remote agents and Kubernetes support

We are pleased to announce version 3.5 of DBmarlin where we have added Kubernetes support and the option to run remote agents as well as a revamped SQL Statistics screen...

Troubleshoot blocking queries with DBmarlin

Blocked queries are a significant challenge for database analysts, engineers, and anyone tasked with managing database performance at scale. Inefficient query or database design and resource saturation can trigger blocking,...

Harnessing the Power of Data - How Mayden Supercharged Tableau Performance with DBmarlin

Do you find yourself fascinated by the ever-evolving world of healthcare technology? If so, let’s dive into a captivating narrative of transformation - the story of Mayden’s journey to supercharge...

DBmarlin 3.4 released - with Blocking Sessions for MySQL and PostgreSQL

We are pleased to announce version 3.4 of DBmarlin where we have added Blocked Sessions for MySQL and PostgreSQL as a beta feature as well as additional SQL Stats which...

Improve SQL Server Performance Tuning with these 3 Tips

SQL Server is a powerful database management system that allows users to store and retrieve large amounts of data quickly and efficiently. However, as the amount of data stored in...

Mayden use DBmarlin with Instana to come TOP in NHS survey

We recently sat down with Chris Eldridge, Director of Operations at Mayden, to discuss how DBmarlin and Instana helped Mayden come out on top in a recent NHS survey.

DBmarlin 3.3 released - with CockroachDB improvements

We are pleased to announce version 3.3 of DBmarlin where we have added some new features for CockroachDB users as well as some other improvements and fixes.

DBmarlin helps Mayden accelerate database performance in multiple ways

We recently sat down with Chris Eldridge, Director of Operations at Mayden, to discuss how Mayden uses DBmarlin to accelerate database performance.

DBmarlin & LicenseFortress partner announcement

With this new partnership, LicenseFortress is now able to offer their users a way to manage, track and protect database performance and capacity, in addition to the licence compliance and...

Database locking intro for non-DBAs

When it comes to databases, locking is an integral part of ensuring data integrity and preventing conflicts between concurrent transactions. Locks can be used to prevent multiple transactions from accessing...

Mayden use DBmarlin with Instana to Accelerate Database Performance

We recently sat down with Chris Eldridge, Director of Operations at Mayden, to discuss how Mayden uses DBmarlin with Instana to improve database performance.

DBmarlin 3.2 released - with blocking sessions screen and increased granularity

We are pleased to announce version 3.2 of DBmarlin where we have added a new screen showing the sessions which are blocking and which sessions are being blocked. We have...

5 Reasons to Monitor Your Database Performance

Monitoring is an investment in time as well as money - but is it worth it? Setting up your monitoring effectively will give rewards and enable you to keep pace...

DBmarlin 3.1 released - with multiple improvements and performance optimisations

We are pleased to announce version 3.1 of DBmarlin where we have added multiple improvements and performance optimisations to key screens within the product.

Why is my stored procedure suddenly slow?

We have all had those days when your much-needed cup of coffee is interrupted by cries of “My query was fine yesterday but today it is soooo slow!”.

DBmarlin end of year retrospective 2022

As another year comes to an end we take a look back at some of the achievements and milestones for DBmarlin over the last 12 months.

Translating terminology across database vendors

Migrating from one database technology to another these days is easier than ever, with the cloud providers not only offering many RDBMS products but migration strategies and tools that can...

DBmarlin 2.8 released - with more SQL Statistics for PostgreSQL and MySQL

We are pleased to announce version 2.8 of DBmarlin where we have added SQL Statistics for PostgreSQL and MySQL, so we now have them available for all of the database...

DBmarlin 2.7 released - with New Relic integration

We are pleased to announce version 2.7 of DBmarlin, where we have added our integration with New Relic. This allows users of both products, to see DBmarlin’s database performance data...

Why use active session sampling for database performance?

Following my recent blog on database observability, this article digs a little deeper into the different approaches to database monitoring and the benefits and limitations of each.

Oracle Top Tips - Business Continuity

Let’s face it, Business Continuity is often one of those things that is mentioned and then forgotten in the rush of getting the next great business offering to market. But...

DBmarlin 2.6 released - with new email alerting

We are pleased to announce version 2.6 of DBmarlin, where we have added our first version of Alerting. This has been a much requested feature for some time. It means...

Increase your database change success rate with DBmarlin and Liquibase

Mick from DBmarlin recently joined Tabby Worthington, Kevin Chappell and Andre Pierre from Liquibase on their Tech Talk Liquibase Community Meetup.

Database observability

Observability has gained a lot of popularity in recent years and many monitoring tool vendors now advertise their products as Observability platforms. In this blog we will take a look...

MONIN uses DBmarlin to improve database performance for its customers

MONIN has helped customers manage databases and optimise performance for over 10 years. During that time they built up a close partnership with the team behind DBmarlin, provided lots of...

DBmarlin 2.5 released - with new community site

We are pleased to announce version 2.5 of DBmarlin; this is a maintenance release with a few small improvements while we continue to we are work hard on our next...

Oracle Top Tips - Getting the environment right for a smooth rollout

When project timelines are tight (when are they ever anything else), it’s easy to get carried away and leap straight into deploying your application and database. But using a structured...

DBmarlin 2.4 released - with multiple improvements

We are pleased to announce version 2.4 of DBmarlin; this is predominantly a bug fix and maintenance release but in the background we are working hard on our next big...

Enerj recommends trying the free version of DBmarlin

DBmarlin offers next-generation database monitoring and we’re so convinced that you’ll love it that we offer a free version to monitor a single database.

DBmarlin 2.3 released - Now with Performance Snapshots

We are pleased to announce version 2.3 of DBmarlin; we have added new performance snapshots which have multiple uses, and greatly simplify comparison of data across events.

DBmarlin 2.2 released - with knowledge-base for execution plans

We are pleased to announce version 2.2 of DBmarlin in which we have extended our knowledge-base to include definitions of execution plan operations. We have also updated all the infrastructure...

The role of a modern DBA

The role of the DBA has evolved over time, but in some ways, our raison-d’etre has remained the same.

DBmarlin Signs KedronUK as Partner

“We’re constantly scouring for new tech to help our customers improve the efficiency of their business-systems, one of these success stories is DBmarlin. The improvements realised by our clients that...

DBmarlin 2.1 released - with new feedback links

We are pleased to announce version 2.1 of DBmarlin which is a maintenance release containing a few fixes and minor improvements. We have also added links within the product, to...

The Power of Grouped Statements

Sometimes it is illuminating to be able to group database statements together, so that you can see their combined performance. Viewed separately, their performance may not appear that significant, but...

DBmarlin 1.12.0 released - with grouped statements view

We are pleased to announce version 1.12 of DBmarlin which adds support for a much requested feature, grouped statements as well as certifying support for SQL Server on Amazon RDS. We...

DBmarlin look back at 2021

As we approach Christmas 2021, after what has been a difficult couple of years for us all, we thought we should take the opportunity to look back at what we...

DBmarlin / Cockroach Labs Partnership and FREE CockroachDB Offer

To celebrate the partnership between DBmarlin and Cockroach Labs, all users of either Enterprise or Community edition, can deploy DBmarlin to a single cluster FREE for 12 months.

DBmarlin 1.11.0 released - with IBM Db2 support and more

We are pleased to announce version 1.11 of DBmarlin which adds support for IBM Db2 and MariaDB SkySQL as well as our new Database Statistics screen.

Top Oracle Dos and Don’ts for SQL Tuning

I’ve been lucky enough to work alongside some very talented SQL people and the tuning tenets are clear:

Using DBmarlin to monitor MariaDB and SkySQL

Over recent years there has been a move towards cloud and managed IT services. This has evolved from initial Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, to the hundreds of offerings...

DBmarlin 1.10.0 released - with improved Execution Plans and more

Version 1.10 of DBmarlin brings much easier to read executions plans which means you can more quickly diagnose the root cause of slow SQL.

How I quickly solved Azure SQL TempDB File contention with DBmarlin

This is a guest blog by Ezhil Arasu, QA Architect at Encora Inc. describing his recent experience of tuning Azure SQL.

The Importance of Understanding Change

Having spent many years in database and service management, I’ve lost count of the number of severity-one incidents where services have gone down and the business users expect the technical...

DBmarlin 1.9.0 released - with Knowledge Base and wait event recommendations

Version 1.9 of DBmarlin brings the ability to quickly understand database wait events, what they mean and what can be done to reduce them.

Top 10 causes of database performance problems and how to troubleshoot

When a client tells you that their database is running slowly, it can be impossible to know where to start. It’s just like the old joke when someone asks for...

Get a view of database performance and change information all in one place

The biggest risk to database performance is change. The frequency of changes is increasing. DBmarlin and Liquibase help to de-risk database changes.

DBmarlin 1.8.0 released - supporting more SQL Server versions

Version 1.8 of DBmarlin adds support for older SQL Server versions and other SQL Server improvements

DBmarlin 1.7.0 released with multi-level drill-down

Version 1.7 of DBmarlin brings the ability to add filters and drill down to see the things that are most important or contribute most to database resource consumption.

DBmarlin helps Academic Excellence improve database performance by almost 3000 percent

DBmarlin database performance tuning at Academic Excellence helps hundreds of thousands of users in over 50 countries achieve the test results they deserve.

Data is the new gold

Amazon, Google & Apple have proved that data is the new gold, but how much does it cost and how much is it worth?

DBmarlin 1.6.0 released

Version 1.6 of DBmarlin is now available with added features for CockroachDB users. We’ve also added a new ‘statements over time’ chart so you can see quickly see which SQL...

DBmarlin 1.5.1 released

Version 1.5 is another landmark DBmarlin release with added support for CockroachDB as well as important additional features for SQL Server and Postgres, and some nice UI and host monitoring...

EnergyLogix turns to DBmarlin to resolve a customer impacting MariaDB performance bug

EnergyLogix provides industry-leading energy consumption and carbon footprint management solutions that cover over 100,000 utility meters in office, manufacturing and retail locations around the world. With over 10 years of...

Rave Mobile Safety Recommends DBmarlin

Rave Mobile Safety provides the leading critical communication and collaboration platform trusted to help save lives across the US and Canada. Keeping millions of people safe during catastrophic disasters and...

DBmarlin 1.4.0 released

After another month of innovation and bug squashing, we’re pleased to release DBmarlin 1.4. This version includes new features to help you with database and host monitoring.

Scott Moore Goes Fishing for Database Issues

In season 3, episode 1 of The Performance Tour, Scott Moore (Scott Moore Consulting LLC) goes fishing for database issues and fixes them with DBmarlin. Scott is a well known...

DBmarlin First Year Anniversary

February 2020 will always stick in my mind for two main reasons.

DBmarlin 1.3.0 released featuring time comparison reports

We are really excited to bring you the next great release of DBmarlin, that adds our innovative new time comparison reporting to help everyone from load testers to DBAs.

Advanced Database Monitoring with DBmarlin (Webinar)

Today we hosted our first ever Russian webinar thanks to new DBmarlin partner Proto. Thanks to Denis Bezkorovayny and team for setting this up and allowing us to present to...

DBmarlin 1.2.0 released featuring support for Windows

We’re thrilled to bring you another great monthly release that blends new features and enhanced support for Windows users. Customers running on Linux, don’t worry we will have more features...

DBmarlin 1.1.0 released including Host monitoring and improved Explain plans

Today is another milestone for our database monitoring solution, DBmarlin, and the team here at AP towers have kept the speed of development moving apace. The latest 1.1.0 version of...

DBmarlin Video Demo

DBmarlin is a modern, easy to use, cost effective way to better optimise your database performance and understand the impact of changes. 2021 will be a landmark year as we...

DBmarlin Play site launched

For anyone wishing to get hands-on with DBmarlin before deciding whether to try it for themselves, we now have the DBmarlin Play site where anyone can see the product with...

DBMarlin is now available for general release

We’re delighted to have received so much interest in DBmarlin, our next-generation database monitoring tool. We launched in beta in August 2020 and are proud to announce that as of...

Instana link to DBmarlin for deeper database insights

Instana customers may have seen that since yesterday, with the release of 1.191, you now have a new button when looking at database metrics. Scroll to the bottom of the...

The most popular databases 2006 to 2020

We recently announced that DBmarlin now supports the Top 4 databases, and mentioned that the top 4 have remained unchanged for more than 3 years (according to

DBmarlin adds support for Microsoft SQL Server

We are pleased to announce that DBmarlin now supports Microsoft SQL Server in addition to Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Next generation database monitoring tool - DBmarlin reaches beta

Prepare for the next generation of database monitoring. Application Performance Ltd (AP) are thrilled to announce that DBmarlin launched in closed Beta test on 21st August. Anyone wanting to get...