October 20, 2015

5 Sure-Fire MySQL Tips To Help Speed Up Your Queries

Written by Gen

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Quick changes to your config file and other settings can make a big difference in the speed and efficiency of MySQL query processing.

Performance bottlenecks can sneak up on you, especially when you consider how little time it takes for a MySQL...

October 17, 2015

Tips for Optimizing Application Performance

Written by Tom

keyword icon Happy Apps, Performance monitoring

The best application in the world isn't doing anybody any good if it's not operating. To keep your apps up and running smoothly, you need a clear, complete, and timely view of their inner workings. The more widely distributed your apps'...

October 1, 2015

Proactive Server Log Management Puts You in Front of Problems

Written by Tom

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Hey, you're busy. You don't have time to read log files. Besides, there are so many of them, and most don't contain any information worth the time it takes to read them. In fact, the only time you read any log files is when you're trying to...

September 24, 2015

Testing Your App's Mobile Performance

Written by Tom

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Speed and usability on mobile devices become paramount as more of us access our apps and data via phones, tablets, and other portables.

September 21, 2015

Supercharge Elasticsearch with These Peak Performance Tips

Written by Tom

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Elasticsearch is a powerful, modern search and analysis tool that's incredibly easy to get started with. That's both the good news and the bad news:

  1. Good because Elasticsearch quickly scales to large clusters, accommodates analytical queries,...

September 14, 2015

Dueling IT Alternatives: In-house vs. Outsourced

Written by Gen

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Dueling IT Strategies: Competitive Edge, or Outsourced Commodity?

Find the Right Mix of In-house and Outsourced Data-Center Services

Best of Both Worlds: How to Integrate In-house and Outsourced IT Operations

Some IT operations belong...

September 2, 2015

Make Sure Your Notifications Have Just the Right Amount of 'Push'

Written by Gen

keyword icon Uptime Monitoring, Happy Apps

Sending server- and app-status notifications to mobile devices has never been easier, which is both the good news and the bad news.

August 15, 2015

Track and Log a Linux Server's Bandwidth Use

Written by Gen

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Get a firm grip on your Linux server's incoming and outgoing data transfers by choosing just the right network monitoring tool.

August 15, 2015

Software Instrumentation - Balancing Data Collection and Impact on Performance

Written by Gen

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Keep your web apps running at top speed by finding the right mix of data collection and performance overhead.

July 24, 2015

Why DevOps needs Effective Monitoring

Written by Gen

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Are you employing DevOps? Find out why it can help you eliminate needless risks.

July 18, 2015

One Size Doesn't Fit All: The Best-in-Class Cloud-Monitoring Strategy

Written by Gen

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Uptime and performance monitoring for cloud-based apps is best done by coordinating multiple app-management services.

July 16, 2015

Monitoring Uptime for Elasticsearch the Easy Way

Written by Gen

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Need to monitor your Elasticsearch server? There is an app that is easy to set up and use for this!

June 9, 2015

An Overview of the Happy Apps' Checks

Written by Gen

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How to create Checks in Happy Apps to monitor your uptime and performance.

June 8, 2015

An Overview of the Happy Apps' Dashboard

Written by Gen

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An overview of Happy Apps uptime and performance monitoring dashboard.

June 7, 2015

We are Developer Friendly!

Written by David

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Over the past few weeks, our team has been working hard to create some rather powerful developer API's. Ever wanted to automate the muting of a check during a deployment cycle? Or perhaps you've wanted to automatically create, and destroy checks...

June 4, 2015

Web Checks, Push Checks, and Slack Integration Oh My!

Written by David

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Advanced web checks, customized push checks, and convenient slack integration are just a subset of all the features provided by Happy Apps!

June 2, 2015

Monitoring the Performance of Widely Distributed Applications

Written by Gen

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Gauging the health of your company's vital apps entails collecting and analyzing a diverse collection of servers, load balancers, and other components.

June 2, 2015

Uptime Monitoring and Load Testing, and Load Impact

Written by Gen

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How to Combine Uptime Monitoring with Performance and Load Testing

May 21, 2015

Happy Apps on the AWS Marketplace

Written by Gen

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Happy Apps is now available on the AWS Marketplace.

May 16, 2015

When an App Goes Awry, Happy Apps' Alert Rules Let You Decide Who Gets the Call

Written by Gen

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The Alert Rules settings in the Happy Apps app-management service make incident notifications a breeze to customize.

May 6, 2015

Monitoring Uptime for MySQL Databases Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Written by Gen

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Now you can find all the information you need about a MySQL DB's uptime in a simple, safe, and easy-to-access service.

May 5, 2015

Happy Apps Featured on Cloud Tweaks

Written by Gen

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Happy Apps was recently covered in a nice feature on Cloud Tweaks, a leading cloud computing blog. Check out the article here. And after learning a bit more about Happy Apps, you can also read some fun tech-based comic humor. 

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April 21, 2015

How Do You Monitor 100 Trillion Sensors? Low Power, Flexible Data Rates

Written by Gen

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The Internet of Things will be comprised primarily of low-power sensors that communicate wirelessly via gateways at slow rates over short distances.

April 17, 2015

Managing Heroku Dynos to Optimize Concurrency and Memory Use

Written by Gen

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Find the right mix of dyno types and numbers, and maximize the concurrency and memory use of your Heroku apps.

April 13, 2015

Is Your Monitoring System Overwhelming You With Too Many Alerts?

Written by Gen

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With current uptime performance monitoring systems generating too much noise, the need for a simple yet sophisticated solution became evident. Enter: Happy Apps.