Recommended update

Release 1.2.03 is recommended to everyone using Sinática Monitor 1.2.

This version contains important fixes to problems found in the last couple of days.

Thanks to everyone who reported errors.

View the release notes or download now.

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Sinática Monitor – release 1.2

Sinática Monitor release 1.2 is online now.

The most significant change in this version is the new main interface.

Containing the most important counters and a clear indication of pending alarms, the new user interface is a great quick overview of your databases’ health.

sinatica monitor main user interface

Another new feature is the Sweep Alarm. It warns you if your databases’ sweep configuration is not ideal.

You may view every improvement and fixes in the release notes.

Download Sinática Monitor 1.2 now!

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I’m now on Twitter!

Starting today I’ll be tweeting some micro-news from Sinática as well as the occasional rant that you don’t find here.

See you there!

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Works with Windows 7

Today I took some time and had a look at Windows 7 Beta. I mainly wanted to try Sinática Monitor on it.

The results are encouraging.

Sinática Monitor Icon on Windows 7

First I installed Windows 7 on a virtual machine using Sun Virtual Box and then installed Sinática Monitor. Everything worked right out of the box. There are still some tests to do but it graduated with honors from the first run.

Sinática Monitor running on Windows 7

Contrary to most people I honestly have nothing to complain about Vista. But if you are only waiting Windows 7 to update that old XP, rest assured that Sinática Monitor will work fine.

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Sinática Monitor for Firebird 1.1.01

Last Friday I release a new version of Sinática Monitor.

Release 1.1.01 is recommended to every user, especially those still using Beta versions.

The main change you will notice is the option to minimize to the notification area.

When minimized this way, Sinatica Monitor displays new alarms as message baloons.

sinatica monitor notification area icon example

This feature was one of the most requested during Beta and is very aligned to the Sinática Monitor proposal of monitoring your database while you work on something else and alerting you only when something extraordinary happens.

Although if you prefer the previous way of minimizing, you just have to disable this option in the new User Options screen.

You may read the release notes for the complete list of fixes and changes and if you have any questions or suggestions please contact me.

Download Sinática Monitor for Firebird release 1.1.01 now.

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Sinática Online Store is now open!

Welcome everyone!

Along with the new Sinática Monitor 1.1 comes the new Sinática Online Store.

And please don’t forget our ongoing promotions:

If you have any questions regarding Sinática or Sinática Monitor, .

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Discount to Firebird Foundation Members

Ever since the first Sinática Monitor prototype was ready back in May, I have imagined myself announcing this promotion.

I really believe that one of the ways to a stronger Firebird Foundation is by creating opportunities for members to receive benefits from their memberships. A stronger Foundation means a stronger Firebird, and that is to everyone’s benefit.

With that spirit in mind, and with much joy, today I announce that Sinática will give a 10% discount to all members of the Firebird Foundation.

If you wish to buy Sinática Monitor, email me your name and membership number (here). I will reply with the discount coupon you can use on the Sinática Online Store.

The conditions:

  • You or your company must be a member of the Firebird Foundation
  • Your subscription payments must be up-to-date (here)
  • This discount is not available in conjunction with any other promotional offerings

In addition, there is no problem if you are not currently a member. You can join now and receive the discount in just a few days.

If you have any questions, please and I will respond immediately.

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Discount to Sinática Monitor Beta Users

Good news to users of Sinática Monitor Beta.

You may answer this survey about your experience with Sinática Monitor Beta and get a 20% discount in case you decide to buy the commercial version.

If you’re not using Sinática Monitor yet, download it now.

Here’s how the discount works:

  • Use Sinática Monitor Beta for a few days until you’re familiar with it.
  • Answer the survey and don’t forget to register a valid email address.
  • The survey will be online starting today until 11/25/08.
  • By the end of this period I’ll send a promotional code to each participant’s email.
  • This code may then be used to get the 20% discount in the Sinática Online Store.
  • The Beta Discount will be valid until 01/25/09.

The survey has 21 questions and takes about 3 minutes to be answered.

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Sinática Monitor is here!

If you are curious to know the Product I was cooking for the last months, your wait is over.

It’s called Sinática Monitor for Firebird. And it was specially created to monitor your database and discover those hard-to-find problems.

Here’s an example:
Remember that transaction that got stuck and caused a major confusion because your server became extremely slow?
Sinática Monitor detects exactly which transaction is stuck and spares you the hard work of looking for it.
Here’s another one:
Remember that customer that complains about your system becoming unbearably slow every third Saturday?
Sinática Monitor is the ideal tool to help you find out what is going on. Whether it is a slow statement or one that is not using indexes, Sinática monitor points you to the problem in a simple and easy way.

And that’s just the beginning.

Visit out new site and see screenshots of Sinática Monitor in action.

Sinática Monitor is entirely free during the Beta period.

Download now and find out what it can do for your database.

And please don’t be shy! I want to hear from you. Send me your ideas and suggestions!

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Sinática and Firebird – News on The Product

Yesterday I was asked what relation Sinatica´s Product has to Firebird. After all I mention creating tools for software developers but my blog has many Firebird-related posts.

Great question!

The Product is made for Firebird database users. Programmers and database administrators.

Although I won’t say much more about it for now (including it’s name, that’s why we’ll just call it The Product) I can already tell you that next week The Product will have its first chance to leave the lab and work in a production environment.

So stay tuned for more Firebird articles and news on The product here at Sinática blog.

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