Charts are great, but they can also be a waste of time. Not only do we have to understand what they all mean, but we also have to watch them all the time. It’s not the best use of highly skilled teams that could be delivering more valuable projects.
We geeks love graphs but rather than watching them all day – and we know a thing or two about graphs and monitoring as we build SQLWATCH – The Free and Open Source SQL Server Monitoring Solution – it is much more efficient to focus on the right configuration and resilience so we can trust our databases and know what to expect.
Alerts that go from green to red and then back to green after few minutes are just pure distraction. We try to change that with our Monitoring As A Service offering.