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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Sensor
Created by Guest
Created on May 18, 2022

MSSQL Databases table usability improvements

The databases table for MSSQL is very useful to pinpoint which database is causing a high resource load, but the presentation of this table makes it hard to use:

1. The columns for User Connections, Virtual File Reads, Virtual File Writes and Transactions show the value of the last data point in the time window. This makes it hard to find the database that caused the highest load during the time window. It would be much more useful if it shows the SUM of the values in the time window.

2. I also noticed that zooming in or out removes data-points instead of summing them together meaning that I currently have to entirely zoom-in and then count the amount of data points and SUM then myself to figure out the actual amount.

3. Same for data-retention as that removes data points without summing the removed values together with the remaining values so the picture becomes distorted (instead of losing resolution we now loose information).