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The importance of monitoring your Azure SQL Database

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Since Azure SQL Database is online and fully managed by Microsoft, there’s just no need to monitor any more, right?

Wrong. Monitoring Azure SQL Database is still a necessary part of understanding how your system is behaving and ensures that you have the information needed to make necessary decisions about your databases in a timely and accurate manner.

In this demo webinar, Microsoft Data Platform MVP and PASS President, Grant Fritchey shows you the important metrics that you need to track on your Azure SQL Databases, including:
• DTU and vCore utilization
• Resource usage: memory and IO
• Wait stats

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The importance of monitoring your Azure SQL Database

  1. 1. Importance of Monitoring Your Azure SQL Database Grant Fritchey Redgate Software
  2. 2. Goals Learn why you should be monitoring your Azure SQL Databases Understand the important metrics that are available for monitoring Azure SQL Databases Apply the knowledge gained here to better manage your own systems
  3. 3. scarydba.com grant@scarydba.com @gfritchey Grant Fritchey youtube.com/c/GrantFritchey
  4. 4. Monitoring as the Basis of Knowledge MONITORING IS THE ULTIMATE EXAMPLE OF KNOWLEDGE IS POWER IS THE DATABASE ONLINE AND AVAILABLE ARE THERE ERRORS WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT DOES THE PERFORMANCE LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATE PERFORMANCE INFORMATION HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION ABILITY TO COMPARE TO A KNOWN STATE
  5. 5. Architectural Differences The hardware is effectively invisible Within Azure, you get what Microsoft gives you Most tools are already known to you It’s on the cloud
  6. 6. Azure SQL Database Platform as a service offering Single database Elastic pools
  7. 7. Billing DTU vCore Geo-Replication
  8. 8. Metrics & Measures SYS.DM_DB_RESOURCE_STATS SYS.DM_DB_WAIT_STATS EXTENDED EVENTS
  9. 9. Demo
  10. 10. SQL Monitor The same metrics More metrics Better reporting More complete output Longer history Analysis Baselines Easy alerts Hybrid management
  11. 11. Theme: Compliant Database DevOps in the Age of Digital Transformation London, UK: April 30 2019 Los Angeles, USA: May 15 2019 Austin, USA: May 22 2019 Brisbane, AUS: May 31 2019 Christchurch, NZ: June 7 2019 Melbourne, AUS: June 14 2019 Register today using the code ‘Webinar’ to claim your complimentary ticket to attend: Theme: Standardizing Database Change Management Across your Organization When: Wednesday 3 April 9AM-2PM Eastern / 2PM-7PM BST Where: Livestream on the Redgate Hub Speakers: Kenda Little, Steve Jones, Kathi Kellenberger & Grant Fritchey Visit the website for further details and to register a place for you, and your team. https://www.red-gate.com/hub/events https://www.red-gate.com/hub/events
  12. 12. Goals Learn why you should be monitoring your Azure SQL Databases Understand the important metrics that are available for monitoring Azure SQL Databases Apply the knowledge gained here to better manage your own systems
  13. 13. scarydba.com grant@scarydba.com @gfritchey Grant Fritchey youtube.com/c/GrantFritchey

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