Murray  Beatty

Murray Beatty

1616553079

The Value of System Alerting & Monitoring (SAM)

System Alerting and Monitoring (SAM) in InterSystems IRIS data platform helps you efficiently monitor and manage your systems. This video shows some solutions it offers for specific challenges faced by developers and operators.

⬇️ SAM on GitHub: https://github.com/intersystems-community/sam

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The Value of System Alerting & Monitoring (SAM)
Carmen  Grimes

Carmen Grimes

1598959140

How to Monitor Third Party API Integrations

Many enterprises and SaaS companies depend on a variety of external API integrations in order to build an awesome customer experience. Some integrations may outsource certain business functionality such as handling payments or search to companies like Stripe and Algolia. You may have integrated other partners which expand the functionality of your product offering, For example, if you want to add real-time alerts to an analytics tool, you might want to integrate the PagerDuty and Slack APIs into your application.

If you’re like most companies though, you’ll soon realize you’re integrating hundreds of different vendors and partners into your app. Any one of them could have performance or functional issues impacting your customer experience. Worst yet, the reliability of an integration may be less visible than your own APIs and backend. If the login functionality is broken, you’ll have many customers complaining they cannot log into your website. However, if your Slack integration is broken, only the customers who added Slack to their account will be impacted. On top of that, since the integration is asynchronous, your customers may not realize the integration is broken until after a few days when they haven’t received any alerts for some time.

How do you ensure your API integrations are reliable and high performing? After all, if you’re selling a feature real-time alerting, you’re alerts better well be real-time and have at least once guaranteed delivery. Dropping alerts because your Slack or PagerDuty integration is unacceptable from a customer experience perspective.

What to monitor

Latency

Specific API integrations that have an exceedingly high latency could be a signal that your integration is about to fail. Maybe your pagination scheme is incorrect or the vendor has not indexed your data in the best way for you to efficiently query.

Latency best practices

Average latency only tells you half the story. An API that consistently takes one second to complete is usually better than an API with high variance. For example if an API only takes 30 milliseconds on average, but 1 out of 10 API calls take up to five seconds, then you have high variance in your customer experience. This is makes it much harder to track down bugs and harder to handle in your customer experience. This is why 90th percentile and 95th percentiles are important to look at.

Reliability

Reliability is a key metric to monitor especially since your integrating APIs that you don’t have control over. What percent of API calls are failing? In order to track reliability, you should have a rigid definition on what constitutes a failure.

Reliability best practices

While any API call that has a response status code in the 4xx or 5xx family may be considered an error, you might have specific business cases where the API appears to successfully complete yet the API call should still be considered a failure. For example, a data API integration that returns no matches or no content consistently could be considered failing even though the status code is always 200 OK. Another API could be returning bogus or incomplete data. Data validation is critical for measuring where the data returned is correct and up to date.

Not every API provider and integration partner follows suggested status code mapping

Availability

While reliability is specific to errors and functional correctness, availability and uptime is a pure infrastructure metric that measures how often a service has an outage, even if temporary. Availability is usually measured as a percentage of uptime per year or number of 9’s.

AVAILABILITY %DOWNTIME PER YEARDOWNTIME PER MONTHDOWNTIME PER WEEKDOWNTIME PER DAY90% (“one nine”)36.53 days73.05 hours16.80 hours2.40 hours99% (“two nines”)3.65 days7.31 hours1.68 hours14.40 minutes99.9% (“three nines”)8.77 hours43.83 minutes10.08 minutes1.44 minutes99.99% (“four nines”)52.60 minutes4.38 minutes1.01 minutes8.64 seconds99.999% (“five nines”)5.26 minutes26.30 seconds6.05 seconds864.00 milliseconds99.9999% (“six nines”)31.56 seconds2.63 seconds604.80 milliseconds86.40 milliseconds99.99999% (“seven nines”)3.16 seconds262.98 milliseconds60.48 milliseconds8.64 milliseconds99.999999% (“eight nines”)315.58 milliseconds26.30 milliseconds6.05 milliseconds864.00 microseconds99.9999999% (“nine nines”)31.56 milliseconds2.63 milliseconds604.80 microseconds86.40 microseconds

Usage

Many API providers are priced on API usage. Even if the API is free, they most likely have some sort of rate limiting implemented on the API to ensure bad actors are not starving out good clients. This means tracking your API usage with each integration partner is critical to understand when your current usage is close to the plan limits or their rate limits.

Usage best practices

It’s recommended to tie usage back to your end-users even if the API integration is quite downstream from your customer experience. This enables measuring the direct ROI of specific integrations and finding trends. For example, let’s say your product is a CRM, and you are paying Clearbit $199 dollars a month to enrich up to 2,500 companies. That is a direct cost you have and is tied to your customer’s usage. If you have a free tier and they are using the most of your Clearbit quota, you may want to reconsider your pricing strategy. Potentially, Clearbit enrichment should be on the paid tiers only to reduce your own cost.

How to monitor API integrations

Monitoring API integrations seems like the correct remedy to stay on top of these issues. However, traditional Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools like New Relic and AppDynamics focus more on monitoring the health of your own websites and infrastructure. This includes infrastructure metrics like memory usage and requests per minute along with application level health such as appdex scores and latency. Of course, if you’re consuming an API that’s running in someone else’s infrastructure, you can’t just ask your third-party providers to install an APM agent that you have access to. This means you need a way to monitor the third-party APIs indirectly or via some other instrumentation methodology.

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Ruth  Nabimanya

Ruth Nabimanya

1620633584

System Databases in SQL Server

Introduction

In SSMS, we many of may noticed System Databases under the Database Folder. But how many of us knows its purpose?. In this article lets discuss about the System Databases in SQL Server.

System Database

Fig. 1 System Databases

There are five system databases, these databases are created while installing SQL Server.

  • Master
  • Model
  • MSDB
  • Tempdb
  • Resource
Master
  • This database contains all the System level Information in SQL Server. The Information in form of Meta data.
  • Because of this master database, we are able to access the SQL Server (On premise SQL Server)
Model
  • This database is used as a template for new databases.
  • Whenever a new database is created, initially a copy of model database is what created as new database.
MSDB
  • This database is where a service called SQL Server Agent stores its data.
  • SQL server Agent is in charge of automation, which includes entities such as jobs, schedules, and alerts.
TempDB
  • The Tempdb is where SQL Server stores temporary data such as work tables, sort space, row versioning information and etc.
  • User can create their own version of temporary tables and those are stored in Tempdb.
  • But this database is destroyed and recreated every time when we restart the instance of SQL Server.
Resource
  • The resource database is a hidden, read only database that holds the definitions of all system objects.
  • When we query system object in a database, they appear to reside in the sys schema of the local database, but in actually their definitions reside in the resource db.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Systems: Components, Types, Vendors & Implementation Process

In the coming years, we will see a huge increase in remote patient monitoring devices. This growth will be because of the growing old population, the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and the cost of medical care in hospital facilities. Medical care providers have already started using more ways of remote patient monitoring than before. These best remote monitoring systems free up beds, these systems also allow doctors to track their patient’s vital signs, and check their symptoms for coronavirus. Remote patient monitoring practices are gaining more support in the healthcare sector. Remote patient monitoring integration in different hospital systems has increased the use of non-invasive devices for home use. Remote patient monitoring solutions are here to stay, even after the coronavirus pandemic is gone. In this blog, we will explain how remote patient monitoring systems work, and about their different components. We will also look at the available options in the tech market and what to do before starting a remote patient monitoring program. To read more click on the link.

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Remote Patient Monitoring Systems: Components, Types, Vendors & Implementation Process

Remote patient monitoring is the use of technology in healthcare organizations that enables real-time tracking of a patient. These software systems can easily find any sudden changes in a patient’s health and are also able to provide treatment plans. Remote patient monitoring is an important part of the e-health sector. Remote patient monitoring is also called telemonitoring. Remote patient monitoring solutions are here to stay, even after the coronavirus pandemic is gone. In this blog, we will explain how remote patient monitoring systems work, and about their different components. We will also look at the available options in the tech market and what to do before starting a remote patient monitoring program.

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Maddy Bris

Maddy Bris

1599132316

5Kw Solar System in Brisbane

1 August 2020, Sunny Sky solarannounced you to launch a residential solar power system in Queensland, Australia. There are different sizes of houses with different energy requirements so one solar power system cannot fulfill every type of electricity need.

Whether energy need is low or higher they have announced a wide range of solar power system in Brisbane that includes 5KW solar panel system, 6Kw solar panel system, 10Kw solar panel system, and many more so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of solar energy.

Residential Solar Power System needs to be flexible because of the changing requirement of energy. As we know our energy needs hikes up in the summers more than winters because we use air conditioners, refrigerators (also used in winters but less than summers), fans. In winter we drop down these usages so the energy needs to go up and down according to the weather changing.

Some households have a high energy need, some have low, and mostly have the normal or average of high and low. Sunny Sky Solar offers expert’s advice to all the customers on call or personally because it is important to analyze the energy need, budget, location, and many other things before buying a solar power system for your home sweet home.

Their professionals analyze all these things and suggest you the best residential solar power system in Brisbane to reduce the energy costs and clean the environment as solar energy is green & clean energy.

At this time of announcing the residential solar panel system, the representative of Sunny Sky Solar has talked about some advantages of a residential solar power system. He said “get update yourself by the time is important because the latest technology will save you lots of money and time. The solar power system is the best technology in this era that can give you lots of benefits. Don’t get upset with the initial cost because after installing a solar power system at your house it will repay you the initial cost in two to three years. So, you are going to invest in a great deal if you are purchasing a solar panel system in Brisbane.”

He also added “Residential solar power system can save your pocket from getting loose every month for heavy electricity bills. You will earn money by producing solar energy and feeding your power supply grid as government, and mostly all the power suppliers give benefits to producing solar energy. You can easily earn money by feeding the power grid with your excess produced solar energy. You will use solar energy and save the excess by feeding the power grid this way.”

Sunny Sky Solar offering an efficient range of residential and commercial solar power system that includes 5KW solar panel system, 6.6Kw solar panel system, 10Kw solar panel system, and there are many more that you can select according to your energy needs and budget.
They provide expert assistance that will help you in choosing the best solar system for your house. Their experienced professionals work under the guidance of experts who ensures the perfections and safety at the time of installing and after the installation.

Installing a solar power system at your place will be more convenient with them because they work under the expert’s supervision that makes them perfect and faster. They ensure safety first at the time of installing because at that time family members are around the installing site and accidents can happen.

They also ensure the quality of products they used in installing and other solar products. If the products will be durable and efficient, the system will produce more electricity with higher efficiency for a longer period.
The main thing that matters while installing a solar power system at a residence is the roof situation, Sunny Sky Solar doesn’t work for doing business only. They first check the place or analyze from your information that your location is safe for installing a solar power system or not. If the find any problem they will suggest repairing it first because if you will put the solar power system at a less secure place and the solar system’s weight can damage it then repairing that place first should your main priority.
This shows their loyalty and caring behavior towards the customers.

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