Sometimes “Less is More” for dash-boarding and graphing.
In a monitor/measure everything environment sometimes "Less is More!" to get the big picture. As a DBA there are good monitoring tools available, tons of metrics to measure but at a larger scale it seems impossible to get that big picture view of your environment without spending much of your time going over all the metrics your graphing, sifting through emails of false positives alerts, and reading tons of your cron job outputs. Learn about the approaches we took at Big Fish to create better dashboards for all audiences without visual overload which helped us DBAs find potential issues that were not caught via conventional monitoring. This session will include: - The basics of visualization. - Picking Metrics to measure at scale. - How we leverage custom dashboards, Graphite, and the MySQL Enterprise Monitor.
Senior DBA, Big Fish Games
Senior MySQL DBA for Big Fish Games where I focus on scalability for various game platforms, monitoring and dash-boarding. Prior to Big Fish I have worked many years with MySQL and other open source technologies for Kayak.com and Premier Global.