In my last couple of posts, I’ve tried to paint a picture of the past and present of database management and monitoring. We've seen that good database performance has everything to do with knowledge, which, as we all know, is power. In our case, it is important to continue adding knowledge by learning from the mistakes we make.
In my opinion, we’re at the start of yet another revolution and it's being brought about by blockchain. And while that revolution is going to change a lot of the things we’re taking for granted these days, the digital revolution is still going strong. IT keeps evolving, and with things like IoT, AI, and ML, the digital revolution has gained a new dimension. It will take databases even further, and make them increasingly complex. This is why it will be so important to know and learn from everything going on in our databases today.
IT has always been a quickly evolving project. Previously, the first major leaps in human history took centuries, while these days revolutions seem to follow each other in a matter of decades. We’ll never stop taking our inventions and pushing them a step further.
You get the point. It is critically important that we know what is going on with our databases, which steps we need to take to give our companies an edge on the competition. We need to be able to see this before it even happens, by correlating all data points we measure on our databases. We need to have a tool that lets us discover the root causes of the complex issues we sometimes face in the database world. And we need it in real-time.
Thanks for reading! Here is my last cartoon for now.