Parikshit Savjani

Operationalizing your PostgreSQL database health checks using SQL Notebooks

In Craig Kerstiens‘s blog post, “A health check playbook for your Postgres database” he emphasizes the need for periodic checks for your Postgres databases to ensure it’s healthy and performing well. Most Postgres database administrators and community members would usually bookmark or save such articles so they can revisit them and reuse the queries shared […]

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Deploying Grafana for production deployments on Azure

This blog is co-authored by Nick Lopez, Technical Advisor at Microsoft. Grafana is one of the popular and leading open source tools for visualizing time series metrics. Grafana has quickly become the preferred visualization tool of choice for developers and operations teams for monitoring server and application metrics. Grafana dashboards enable operation teams to quickly

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Performance best practices for using Azure Database for PostgreSQL – Connection Pooling

This blog is a continuation of a series of blog posts to share best practices for improving performance and scale when using Azure Database for PostgreSQL service. In this post, we will focus on the benefits of using connection pooling and share our recommendations to improve connection resiliency, performance, and scalability of applications running on

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Deploying Apache Airflow in Azure to build and run data pipelines

Apache Airflow is an open source platform used to author, schedule, and monitor workflows. Airflow overcomes some of the limitations of the cron utility by providing an extensible framework that includes operators, programmable interface to author jobs, scalable distributed architecture, and rich tracking and monitoring capabilities. Since its addition to Apache foundation in 2015, Airflow

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Real-time event processing with Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Event Grid integration

Most modern applications are built using events whether it is reacting to changes coming from IoT devices, responding to a new listing in a marketplace solution, or initiating business processes from customer requests. PostgreSQL is a popular open source database with rich extensibility to meet the event-based notification and distributed design needs of the modern

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