Is Your Crucial Application Slow?

Is Your Crucial Application Slow?
October 14, 2015 NetGain Systems
In IT Monitoring

Your application is key to your organisation’s success and you are seeing more and more users using it. As you user-base grows, users have started to complain about how slow the application. According to a survey, it could be caused by your database.

A new survey into ‘The State of Application Uptime in Database Environments conducted by 451 Research shared that enterprises are finding that it is now even more critical to understand how the database affects application uptime.

Matt Aslett, research director at 451 Research said, “As enterprises struggle to improve application availability, understanding how the database affects application uptime is critical…

“….Having your most critical applications be offline for 20 minutes to three hours, more than once a month, should not be acceptable to any enterprise today.”

Key insights from the survey include:

  • Database failover takes down the applications: for the majority of organizations, users see application errors for the duration of an unplanned outage. Failover is manual in most cases, and applications have to be restarted 62 percent of the time.
  • Database outages are too frequent and too long: too frequently, the database is the source of unplanned downtime. A surprising 65 percent of all enterprises surveyed experience between 20 minutes and 3 hours of downtime, on average, for their most critical applications.
  • Database maintenance crushes resources: more than 70 percent of respondents reported that they performed maintenance updates on a weekly or monthly basis. Those surveyed also indicated that key development resources are pulled in to assist with maintenance tasks 50 percent of the time.
  • Deferred ‘security patching’ is rampant, placing enterprises at risk: more than 60 percent of respondents postponed critical security patches because of concerns over application downtime.

Seen any of the above as one of your reason for the downtime? Take a look below at how NetGain Systems can do to prevent that unplanned downtime, even though it is just a few minutes.


Here is one of the database application that many organizations will be familiar with, Oracle.


Email us at to contact us if you think that database might be the cause to your downtimes.

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