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Tracking Identity Column Saturation in SQL Server with Datadog

Int32 ought to be enough for any table's identity column -- Most developers at some point We've all done it, creating a new table in SQL Server and giving it a nice auto-incrementing integer as the primary key. There's no way that table will ever reach 2,147,483,647 rows, right? Now, for most tables that's likely true, but the last thing you want is to be surprised when suddenly you can no longer insert…

Monitoring Akka.NET Systems with Datadog

If you know me you know that if I can't monitor something in Datadog it may as well not exist, so as I'm starting to roll out some Akka.NET systems naturally I needed to get some observability in there. There is already some basic StatsD support that ships in the core Akka.Monitoring packages, but that fell a little short of what I wanted. Namely, if your actor system is named mysystem and your actor…

Exposing ADO.NET Performance Counters through Datadog

There are a number of useful performance counters exposed for System.Data.SqlClient that can provide some nice insight into what's going on under the hood of your applications. Today I found myself monitoring the NumberOfReclaimedConnections counter to track down some connections that weren't being properly disposed. It's certainly not ideal to need to log into the servers to monitor this, so I went off looking for how to expose this through our Datadog dashboards. On…