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BerkeleyDB Monitoring with Paid Monitor Custom Monitors


In a previous post we discussed how to improve the performance of BerkeleyDB by tuning the cache size. Let’s see how Paid Monitor can help you keep tabs on the cache hit rate and other critical database metrics. We use a custom monitor created by a perl script,, which can be downloaded from our repository on [...]

New! Cloud-based MySQL Database Monitoring from Paid Monitor

New feature provides significantly faster insight and root cause analysis SAN JOSE, Calif., February, 15, 2012 – Paid Monitor, the leading cloud and web application monitoring software provider, today announces that it has added comprehensive MySQL database monitoring to its award-winning Application Performance Management & Monitoring platform. The robust Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tool enables users to gain [...]

Berkeley DB Performance Tuning


 When it comes to performance, BerkeleyDB’s cache size is the single most important configuration parameter. In order to achieve maximum performance, the data most frequently accessed by your application should be cached so that read and write requests do not trigger too much I/O activity. BerkeleyDB databases are grouped together in application environments - directories which [...]

An Overview of BerkeleyDB


NoSQL databases have generated a lot of buzz in recent years, but in this installment we will take a look at a NoSQL database which seems to have been around forever. BerkeleyDB – the grand-daddy of NoSQL databases – started out as a project at UC Berkeley aimed at providing a simple but powerful database [...]

101 Tips to MySQL Tuning and Optimization

MySQL is a powerful open-source database.  With more and more database driven applications, people have been pushing MySQL to its limits.  Here are 101 tips for tuning and optimizing your MySQL install.  Some tips are specific to the environment they are installed on, but the concepts are universal.   I have divided them up into several [...]

MySQL Database Monitoring Best Practices

The MySQL database is a crucial part of a wide variety of products, particularly web applications. Naturally, it is very important to monitor the health status of MySQL.  However, there is constant disagreement on which of the many MySQL status variables provide the best overview on MySQL health status and indicate that something is not [...]

Paid Monitor Unveils The World’s First Free On-demand MySQL Monitoring

press release SAN JOSÉ, CA., June 27, 2011 –  Any system administrator worth his or her salt knows that data is the oxygen of the modern age. To keep the oxygen flowing Paid Monitor Inc., the award-winning provider of the world’s first all-in-one systems monitoring platform, announces that users can now monitor their MySQL-operated database servers [...]