Automated alerts are essential to database performance monitoring. Automated alerts enable spotting issues in infrastructures, identifying their causes, and rapidly minimizing degradation and disruption of services. Performance alerts draw human attention to particular systems that require observation, inspection, and intervention when metrics and other measurements facilitate observability. Automated database alerts save time by removing regular manual checks of metrics. Automate alerts across as many systems as possible to respond quickly to issues and to provide better service.
This whitepaper presents seven steps to improve the effectiveness of database alerts. Prevent noisy alarms that often mask real issues. Avoid sending alerts to the wrong staff which delays responses. Add helpful context to alert messages to prevent redundant manual efforts. Setup automated remediation to avoid unnecessarily high DBA workloads and distractions for staff.