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  • VoltDB is a full-featured fast data platform that has all of the data processing capabilities of Apache Storm and Spark Streaming, but adds a tightly coupled, blazing fast ACID-relational database, scalable ingestion with backpressure; all with the flexibility and interactivity of SQL queries. Learn more.

  • In a recent benchmark conducted on Google Compute Engine, Couchbase Server 3.0 outperformed Cassandra by 6x in resource efficiency and price/performance. The benchmark sustained over 1 million writes per second using only one-sixth as many nodes and one-third as many cores as Cassandra, resulting in 83% lower cost than Cassandra. Download Now.

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  • Instructions for implementing Redis functionality in Aerospike. Aerospike Director of Applications Engineering, Peter Milne, discusses how to obtain the semantic equivalent of Redis operations, on simple types, using Aerospike to improve scalability, reliability, and ease of use. Read more.

  • SQL for Big Data: Price-performance Advantages of Bare Metal. When building your big data infrastructure, price-performance is a critical factor to evaluate. Data-intensive workloads with the capacity to rapidly scale to hundreds of servers can escalate costs beyond your expectations. The inevitable growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and fast big data will only lead to larger datasets, and a high-performance infrastructure and database platform will be essential to extracting business value while keeping costs under control. Read more.

  • SignalFx: just launched an advanced monitoring platform for modern applications that's already processing 10s of billions of data points per day. SignalFx lets you create custom analytics pipelines on metrics data collected from thousands or more sources to create meaningful aggregations--such as percentiles, moving averages and growth rates--within seconds of receiving data. Start a free 30-day trial!

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  • VividCortex goes beyond monitoring and measures the system's work on your MySQL and PostgreSQL servers, providing unparalleled insight and query-level analysis. This unique approach ultimately enables your team to work more effectively, ship more often, and delight more customers.

  • MemSQL provides a distributed in-memory database for high value data. It's designed to handle extreme data ingest and store the data for real-time, streaming and historical analysis using SQL. MemSQL also cost effectively supports both application and ad-hoc queries concurrently across all data. Start a free 30 day trial here: http://www.memsql.com/

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VoltDB In-Memory Database

VoltDB is an in-memory, scale-out SQL database designed to accelerate the development of streaming data applications. Built from the ground up, VoltDB delivers high transaction performance, fast ingestion, real-time analytics against incoming data streams, and the ability to make real-time decisions against each event in the data stream. VoltDB enables developers to create new data-driven applications such as real-time application of user segments/scoring, micro-personalization, and request/response applications that require real-time decision-making against fast data flows.

VoltDB is a full featured fast data platform that has all of the data processing capabilities of Apache Storm or Spark Streaming, but adds a tightly coupled, blazing fast ACID-relational database, scalable ingestion with backpressure, and all with the flexibility and interactivity of SQL queries.

Learn more.


See across systems, apps and services

With turn-key integrations, Datadog seamlessly aggregates metrics and events across your entire infrastructure including components such as:

  • SaaS and Cloud providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud
  • Automation tools such as Chef and Puppet
  • Monitoring and instrumentation such as New Relic, Nagios, PagerDuty, Slack and StatsD
  • Source control and bug tracking including GitHub and BitBucket
  • Databases and common server components such as MongoDB, MySQL, Redis and Postgres

Build real-time interactive dashboards

Datadog supports full-text structured search over all the event data it integrates, allowing you to:

    Overlay metrics and events across disparate sources
  • See who did what, comment, and collaborate on issues in context with production data
  • Zero-in on the code changes, relevant config updates or scheduled jobs that impacted performance
  • Correlate events and metrics to find the root cause!

Instrument your apps, write new integrations

Datadog comes with full API access to enable you to capture what makes your infrastructure special:

  • Capture events and metrics from your own applications using our client libraries
  • Tag servers or query Datadog in command-line
  • Generate and upload JSON-formatted dashboards
  • Use our Restful HTTP API for full Data access

Get alerted on critical issues

Datadog notifies you of performance problems, whether they affect a single host or a massive cluster

  • Receive alerts on any metric, for a single host or for an entire cluster
  • Get alert notifications via e-mail and PagerDuty
  • Mute all alerts with 1 click during upgrades and maintenance
  • See at a glance where alerts are happening in your environment

Datadog is available for a 14 day free trial at datadoghq.com.


Here's a little quiz for you. What do these companies all have in common?

Symantec, RiteAid, CarMax, NASA, Comcast, Chevron, HSBC, Sauder Woodworking, Syracuse University, USDA, and many, many more? Maybe you guessed it? Yep! They are all customers who use and trust our software, PA Server Monitor, as their monitoring solution. So, why PA Server Monitor?

  • Less work: Easily configure distributed server monitoring for hundreds of servers/devices in just a few clicks.
  • Peace of Mind: Securely monitor DMZs and remote offices from a central Console, without a VPN, without agents on every server, and without holes in the remote firewall. Plus, your data stays on your servers.
  • Save Time: Status reports and alerts help you stay on top of your IT infrastructure without manual monitoring.
  • Simplicity: Our customers regularly tell us that PA Server Monitor is the easiest to use in its class, with the very best Support.

So, why not give us a try! We have a full-featured, 30 day trial of our software. No sign up required.

That's how much we think you'll love it!

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SignalFx - A Modern Monitoring Platform Built on Streaming Analytics

SignalFx - A Modern Monitoring Platform Built on Streaming Analytics

Built after real world experience running apps at massive scale with 100s of 1000s of systems. SignalFx can take all your metrics and events, at frequencies up to every second and at any scale. SignalFx takes care of the infrastructure and plumbing to process, store, and run analytics against that data in real time.

The SignalFlow analytics engine lets you apply custom analytics pipeline to the data as it comes in, including functions like sums, percentiles, moving averages, and standard deviations. The output of analytics pipelines is within seconds of the raw data and can be compared against historical data and analytics side by side.

SignalFx can handle multidimensional metrics and any additional metadata you need to model, filter, group by, and aggregate metrics.

Use collectd, StatsD, DropWizard Metrics, any other open source metrics collection tools, or use SignalFx's open source client libraries to instrument your code and send metrics. SignalFx also provides an open source proxy to drop into existing metrics environments. Learn More.


Couchbase Server Outperforms Cassandra by 6X on Google Cloud

If you want big data to be meaningful, you need to be able to serve that data effectively to your applications. And if you want your big data applications to support terabytes of data and hundreds of thousands to millions of users, while sustaining throughput that keeps those users happy, you need a database that performs at scale.

Benchmarks are an important tool to show potential customers how a vendor’s product can support the customer’s application requirements and can scale as those requirements evolve. For that reason, Couchbase is excited to release their latest benchmark and announce that Couchbase Server was able to sustain "One Million Writes Per Second with Just 50 Nodes of Google Compute Engine."

This Couchbase benchmark was modeled after a similar test that was run with Cassandra on Google Cloud, and published recently on that same Google Blog. While Cassandra was also able to sustain 1 million writes per second. Couchbase Server was able to achieve that result with 1/6th the nodes of Google Cloud, and 1/3rd the total cores required by Cassandra.

Because Couchbase Server required far fewer resources as Cassandra the run the benchmark, it also would cost a lot less to run that workload in production. In fact, using Google Cloud pricing as of early May, Couchbase Server could sustain 1 million ops/sec for 83% lower cost than Cassandra. At whatever level of performance you require, this huge cost advantage translates to your actual workloads and production applications, and results in significant, sustained savings..

The full report includes complete configuration details and results of the two main benchmark configurations: http://info.couchbase.com/Benchmark_Cassandra_on_Google_Compute_Engine.html


VividCortex - The Best Way To See What Your Production Database Systems Are Doing

The database is the heart of most applications, but it’s also the part that’s hardest to scale, manage, and optimize even as it’s growing 50% year over year. VividCortex has developed a suite of unique technologies that significantly eases this pain for your entire IT department. Unlike traditional monitoring, we measure and analyze the system’s work and resource consumption.

VividCortex is a hosted (SaaS) database performance management platform that provides unparalleled insight and query-level analysis for both MySQL and PostgreSQL servers at micro-second detail. It's not just another tool to draw time-series charts from status counters. It's deep analysis of every metric, every process, and every query on your systems, stitched together with statistics and data visualization.

Our approach enables you to eliminate bottlenecks, cut downtime and boost performance and reliability, improve server utilization and do more with less hardware. This leads directly to better performance for IT as a whole at reduced cost and effort. Start a free trial today with our famous 15-second installation.


Scalyr -- The Solution to Your Operational Diagnostics Woes

Scalyr gives you instant visibility of your production systems, helping you turn chaotic logs and system metrics into actionable data at interactive speeds. Don't be limited by the slow and narrow capabilities of traditional log management tools. View and analyze all your logs and system metrics from multiple sources in one place. Get enterprise-grade functionality with sane pricing and insane performance. Learn more and try it today.


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You give us your website address and we spin up an AWS Micro instance running aiCache configured for your site. We then give you a simple configuration tool, if you want to further tune the Dynamic Caching.

You can then test your regular site and the accelerated site side by side in real time, from a third party testing service, complete with waterfall chart to tell you what is slow. With a few clicks you can tune the Dynamic Caching and re-run the test till you get the optimal config, unique to your site.

Want to deploy it? Great put in the AWS instance ID and Key and we will push it to your choice of live server.

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Want help? We can have one of our engineers hop on and joint edit the config file with you, to work through tricky SSL and Session authentication. A do it yourself kinda engineer? Great context sensitive help is available of every line of the config file.

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AppDynamics Troubleshooting Java Performance for Free

AppDynamics is the very first free product designed for troubleshooting Java performance while getting full visibility in production environments. If you're an application owner and need to ensure high availability and performance--but not ready to purchase a full monitoring tool--AppDynamics Lite is build for you. Install in two minutes; be monitoring a Java Virtual Machine in 10 minutes.

Visit http://www.appdynamics.com/freetrial


ManageEngine Applications Manager

ManageEngine provides Enterprise IT Management suite of products. ManageEngine Applications Manager helps SaaS companies monitor their production applications and helps keep costs low.


There is out-of-the-box support for monitoring application servers, database servers, servers and web servers from a single web console. In addition to support for IBM Applications, Oracle Apps and Microsoft applications, there is deep support for Open Source Applications like JBoss, Memcached, LAMP stack etc.  Pricing starts at $795 for monitoring 25 servers or applications. Learn more about the Application Performance Monitoring tool.


Site24x7

Site24x7.com (from ZOHO) is a Website and Web Application Monitoring service. It helps you ensure your shopping carts and other web transactions work. It also helps you monitor the performance of your websites from a global point of presence. You can Sign Up for a Free Trial. The Professional Edition starts at $1 / Month. Learn more about the Website Monitoring Service.


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