Ian McGuinness

Ian McGuinness

Ian is a Group Product Manager at AppDynamics, specializing in the Database Monitoring solution. Ian has over a decade of APM experience, having worked for early pioneers such as Precise Software in several technical roles, before joining Veritas and later Symantec software. Prior to joining AppDynamics, Ian was the founder of DBTuna, a heterogeneous database monitoring and diagnostic solution.


Engineering

What You Need to Know About the MariaDB & Percona Forks of MySQL

Sometimes it feels like you’re bound to hit MySQL eventually, regardless of where you dig on the Internet. It lies beneath the biggest sites, such as Lucent, Facebook, Drupal, WordPress, Google, Joomla and countless other major frameworks, and it’s so huge it has its own letter in the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl or […]




Engineering

6 Basic Security Concerns for SQL Databases – Part 2

In our first article, we looked at some of the basics of securing databases, examined several examples of major data breaches, and reviewed best practices companies use to prevent hackers from accessing sensitive information. In this article, we are going to look at some advanced database security issues and recommend steps you can take to […]




Engineering

6 Basic Security Concerns for SQL Databases – Part 1

Consider these scenarios: A low-level IT systems engineer spills soda, which takes down a bank of servers; a warehouse fire burns all of the patient records of a well-regarded medical firm; a government division’s entire website vanishes without a trace. Data breaches and failures are not isolated incidents. According to the 2014 Verizon Data Breach […]