Title: How Database Indexes Really Work
Author: Katy Farmer
Abstract: In this article, published by opensource.com, InfluxData Developer Advocate Katy Farmer explains why monitoring your database can be overwhelming and how to do it right. She first explains the reasons to monitor your database then covers why such monitoring can be difficult. Then she presents the solution: “to identify some foundational, database-agnostic metrics” because “these metrics create a great start to understanding the lives of your databases.” In the next sections of her article, she discusses how to track database monitoring metrics such as throughput, execution time, concurrency, and utilization.