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Grafana and time series databases

We look at database back ends for monitoring, alerting, and trending analysis in the Grafana visualization tool.
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Lead Image © Anna, Fotolia.com

Performance troubleshooting on Microsoft SQL Server

Use Microsoft SQL Server diagnostic tools to troubleshoot bottlenecks and other performance problems.
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OpenStack Trove for users, sys admins, and database admins

Trove brings DBaaS to OpenStack; however, the service needs meaningful configuration for optimum performance.
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The top three SSH tricks

Add extra security to your SSH service, securely copy files to and from remote computers, and configure passwordless SSH for automation scripting.
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Time-series-based monitoring with Prometheus

As Prometheus gave fire to mankind, the distributed monitoring software with the same name illuminates the admin's mind in native cloud environments, offering metrics for monitored systems and applications.
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MySQL is gearing up with its own high-availability Group Replication solution

Oracle recently introduced Group Replication as a trouble-free high-availability solution for the ubiquitous MySQL.

Useful tools for automating network devices

Armed with the right tools, you can manage your network infrastructure both automatically and effectively in a DevOps environment.
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ZAP provides automated security tests in continuous integration pipelines

Despite the abundance of tools that test code and help improve the effectiveness of a continuous integration pipeline, automated security testing is much more difficult to get right than it might appear.
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Software-defined storage with LizardFS

Standard hardware plus LizardFS equals a resilient, flexible, and configurable POSIX-compliant storage pool.
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Lead Image © Thomas Reichhart, 123RF.com

Managing Vim plugins

We look at some tools that can help take the pain out of managing plugins.

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