How to automate index management and boost your database performance

16 May 2020 0 minutes to read Contributors

Most of us welcome technology that relieves us of tasks we would rather not have to do. In fact, research suggests over half of us are happy to automate the “boring” parts of our job. That’s why we’ve just launched our new Automated Index Management (AiM) tool; to save DBAs from spending so much time each day on this essential, but time consuming and repetitive task.

AiM automates 100% of your database indexes

AiM works behind the scenes 24/7, monitoring and optimizing your Index Management environment. As a DBA, you no longer need to think about analyzing optimum performance or determining which indexes are needed. You simply schedule the tool and it does it all for you.

AiM ensures your indexes are always up-to-date and optimized. It automatically removes incorrect, no longer used or forgotten indexes. And, it  alters, disables or drops indexes in line with every change made to the database.

You’ll also find it improves database performance

In recent years, as we’ve been auditing database environments and troubleshooting problems, we’ve discovered that inadequate index management is often a major cause of poor database performance. Having AiM working constantly behind the scenes will help you to ensure high database performance every day. In fact, we’ve trialed our new tool with several customers and their users have all reported that their databases are running noticeably faster.  

Making life easier for DBAs

Making the tool user friendly was always top of our mind at every stage of development. We’ve designed the tool to be as easy as possible for every DBA to use and to deploy. You don’t have to install AiM and you don’t need any other tools such as install files or libraries; it’s just one file and you can run it ‘straight out of the box’.

You don’t even need to run it on your server; you can just use your laptop. Yet, it gives you all the database environment information you need. You can choose to receive emails detailing all the activity, such as how many indexes it has analyzed and optimized, to reassure you that everything in your database is working as it should.

DBAs are still in control

As you’re the one who knows your database environment best, you can customize AiM to meet your own needs.  You can configure the tool to be completely automated, so you never really have to think about it again. Alternatively, you can decide to receive detailed analysis reports to give you greater insight into your database environment and how it is being used.

If you’d like to see exactly how easy and user friendly AiM is, you can download your Free Trial here. It’s 100% automated so you don’t need to be a technical expert or an experienced DBA to download and use it. But, if you ever have any questions, we’re always here to help.

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