Searching the information on the internet has become a part of human life. Right from clarifying a small doubt to gaining insights on a new topic, we rely on the internet. We enter a query to search the information and gain insights from the information that is displayed.
As simple as it may sound and look, a lot of information exchange is involved in the process. Let’s say you visited an online store to order a product. Once you enter the search query in the search bar, the website quickly retrieves the data from the database such as the color of the product, the type of the material used, the price details and all the relevant information. It then displays the information on the webpage.
Basically, a database is designed to store the data and provide access to it at any given point. However, if the database has any issues, then storing and retrieving the data from the database becomes complicated. So, below is a run-through of the top 4 performance counters that help you determine if the database is good enough.
- Information retrieval:
A healthy database provides accurate information instantly. The speed at which the database retrieves the information reflects its health. As soon as the search query is entered and processed, it goes to the appropriate data table and retrieves the information. So, if you are able to retrieve the information instantly, then, it shows that the database is functioning well.
When the new data is entered into the system, the database captures and stores it in the form of tables for future use. The database should be capable enough to store the data and provide access to the data. But, if there are any storage issues in the database, it is a sign that the database is not performing well.
The database should be scalable to accommodate the growth of the organization. In any business, the volume of the data and the need to store it might be low initially. However, as the business grows, consequently the data grows and the need to put the entire data on a single platform arises. So, a good database should be scalable to accommodate the growing data.
Does your database integrate with other software platforms? Does your database constantly sync with the existing systems and applications? If yes, then, it is a healthy database. A database should be able to synchronize with the other resources and save all the information. If the database automatically integrates with the other existing applications, and collects the data, it is a sign that the database is healthy.
Essentially, a healthy database performs well and improves efficiency. It helps in boosting the productivity, retrieving the information quickly, and eventually saves time for the user. If a database consists of all the above performance counters, then it can be called a healthy database.
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