v. 13

PostgreSQL

Available now!

v. 8

MySQL

Coming soon

v. 20

ClickHouse

Coming soon

Meet the most effective way to identify performance, security, and architect issues and optimize your database structure and SQL queries in an automatic and continuous way.

Expert
SQL analysis
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Performance, security, and architect issues detection tools

More than 1,300 rules to make your database queries faster, the infrastructure cheaper and secure and the team happier.

Software architects, DBA, data engineers, analysts, product and engineering managers use our solutions for the following purposes:

  • Increasing app speed for revenue growth

    Database performance improvement reduces query execution time leads to more responsive user applications, which, according to research, has a dramatic impact on revenue growth.

  • Infrastructure costs reduce

    Increased performance makes it possible to use cheaper hardware as database servers. Furthermore, more effective utilization of database resources has a positive impact on the performance of the application itself, which makes cost reduction up to 30%.

  • Increase engineers productivity

    Engineers, with the automatic assistant at hand, able to identify the sources of problems that led to incidents with the database faster and with a broader range of competencies, allowing the same number of employees to service more projects, or to engage less expensive specialists in operational service.

  • Eliminate the wrong business decisions

    Logic error detection in SQL queries reduces the possibility of incorrect interpretation of data used by Data Team to build further hypotheses and make business decisions.

  • Data leakage prevention

    Architectural errors in database design can lead to loss or leakage of data, as well as direct loss of money in the form of lost profits or erroneous calculations. In the absolute majority of cases, these errors are not detected in the testing process.

  • Security problems detection

    Unprocessed exceptions when a request is executed; queries that return more data than necessary; queries that can lead to excessive locks - such issues are difficult to identify before it arise.

How it works

Automatic Way

DB logs analyzer

    • Sign up and get the holistic.dev API key in the client area.
    • Dump the database schema (DDL, without data) in SQL format and upload it to a new project in the client area or via holistic.dev API.
    • Activate internal DB tools for queries monitoring (pg_stat_statements or slow query log) on the server with the database you want to monitor (cloud/on-premise).
    • In the client area, specify the method of delivery of notifications about new problematic SQL-queries (email/slack). You'll get a list of query issues as soon as they're detected.

Semi-Automatic Way

Source code analyzer

Manual Way

Source code analyzer in browser

    • Dump the database schema (DDL, without data) in SQL format and upload it to a new project in the client area
    • Upload the DML queries, edit it right in the browser and get reports instantly

Get all under control

  • Anytime

    At any time, you can upload SQL-queries and updated database schema in the manual mode in the client area.

  • Anywhere

    View the history of found issues and summary statistics in the client area.

  • Immediately

    If additional issues are found after the appearance of new analyzer rules, we will inform you about it.

  • Collaborative

    Share reports with your teammates, partners, or auditors using personal links.

Get DB insights!

Privacy

  • No need database connection

    We process only the source code of DDL/DML SQL-queries without any database connection. You choose what you want to analyze and can share any part of your queries.

  • No need your data

    You no need to disclosure database entries. We process only the source code of DDL/DML SQL-queries without database content.

  • No need to install proprietary software

    All you need is internal database tools for extracting queries from it.

  • No need application source code

    We do not need your application source code, SQL-queries only.

  • No source code public access

    We never publish your SQL-queries source code in any publicly available sources.

  • No public issues report access

    We never publish reports on your issues in any publicly available sources.

Platform features

  • Statement static code analyzer

    • Warning about architectural approaches affecting performance (query rewrite, index addition, etc.)
    • Code Smell warning
    • List of potential exceptions that may arise during a query call (violated UNIQUE KEY constraint, FOREIGN KEY constraint, CHECK constraint, TypeCast constraint, etc.)
    • List of affected read/write indices
    • List of affected read/write relations
    • And more...
  • Project static code analyzer

    • List of columns never used in any of the project queries
    • Unused default column values (replaced with actual values in all INSERT queries, not used in any of the UPDATE queries)
    • Unused indexes
    • Unused tables, views, materialized views
    • Warning in case of different queries referencing objects with incompatible structure inside JSON columns
    • Read-only/write-only tables
    • And more...
Get DB insights!

FAQ

  • Holistic.dev is static program analyzer and knowledge mining tool. We mine insights about the data relations structure in the whole project based on the database schema and DML queries. This knowledge allows us to automatically control relations consistency and provides tools for automatic issues finding.

  • Our product is not operation metrics analyzer

    • we do not analyze database config (like planner settings, buffers size and other)
    • we do not analyze execution plans
    • we do not do manage replication or connection pools. There are a lot of tools for these purposes, and most of them are really good. After all, we don't even need a direct connection to any part of your infrastructure.
  • There is a lot of knowledge inside a combination of database structure and DML queries, which hide from a man. And we mine it. What kind of knowledge are they? There are DML statement result

    • fields types
    • fields nullability
    • lines count category represents one of 5 values: none, one, one or none, many, many or none

    Based on that basic knowledge and dependency graph we can mine more complexity knowledge like

    • expressions that can use indexes Of course we cant say what indexes will be exacactly using in each execution, because it depend on lot of runtime details like cache, table statistics, cpu load and more. But we can specify the necessary condition, not the sufficient. If there is a situation when it is impossible to use the index, we will indicate it.
    • used relations and fields
    • inefficient JOINs clauses
    • sublinks that supposed to be changed to JOIN
    • list of possible runtime exceptions
    • excess expressions, aggregate function calls or ORDER clauses
    • always true or always false clauses
    • unsafe architecture patterns
    • and much more

    And inverse - we can find expressions that can't use index ever; mentioned, but unused tables, unused data-modifying common table expressions, and more.

    The machine can take all complexity of database structure and queries and do the holistic analysis of SQL statements execution result without actually executing. And process a lot of databases at the same time.

    Based on all that knowledge, our solutions can prompt developers and DBA what they should change to make queries faster, remove excess queries complexity, and save consistency of the whole project if changes have been made in some part of it.

  • We're currently supporting PostgreSQL with most modern syntax changes (v13). You can analyze all PostgreSQL syntax related databases.

  • We support all extensions from this list. It means we know about all functions and types provided by these extensions. TimescaleDB is also supported.

  • Zero. It's free. Now we aim to get your feedback and make our service more usable, more effective, and more powerful.

  • Never, no! We don't even need a direct connection to your database. We analyze only the SQL source code of queries that you provide by yourself.

  • Unfortunately, no. Our holistic approach based on knowledge about database structure. We link knowledge about database schema and about the query to identify all deep connections and suggest the most effective ways to optimize your SQL code. Some times better way is making changes in the schema instead of the query.

  • Sure! You can automatically and continuously upload all queries from pg_stat_statements to holistic.dev API or integrate your CI tools for check queries before it ships to production. It works with on-premise and managed databases.

  • The static SQL query analyzer can significantly reduce the time spent on searching for performance problems and searching for problematic architectural patterns. Detailed recommendations for optimizing queries from the production base. Upload the database schema (DDL), start the automatic upload of Slow Query Logs, and receive notifications of necessary optimizations right in Slack! Over 100 recommendations for improving performance, over 600 recommendations for changing the architecture.

  • The exponential growth of the cognitive complexity of projects makes the task of keeping track of all process details harder for code engineers. Being forced to switch between projects is becoming more time-consuming every day, routine leaves no place for creative tasks, all of which leads to growing job dissatisfaction and slow task performance.

    One of the biggest challenges in backend application development is working with databases. It's necessary to keep in mind all the intricacies of working with the database, data structure, maintain the relevance of types on the application side, and resolve many other issues.

    We create solutions for automating routine tasks that engineers face when creating applications interacting with a database. Up to 50% of engineers' working hours can be spent on tasks that can be automated.

    • SQL as part of application – seamless integration of query types and application types
    • Code generation - automated generation of application code based on queries for your language and framework (js/typesctipt/flow/golang/php/python/java/c/c++/c#...)
    • Boost productivity by cutting down on routine tasks
    • No need to keep in mind all the intricacies of the database structure – that's what we call a triumph over cognitive complexity.
    • Early errors detection
    • Save testing time during development
    • Help with debugging
    • Microservice-friendly – automatically generated data contracts in JSON, BSON, MessagePack, Protocol Buffer, Thrift, Avro, Cap'n Proto, FlatBuffers format
    • Well-suited for forks (such as Citus, Greenplum, Timescale)

    Benefits for engineers of all grade levels:

    • Junior - Training (working with a mentor)
    • Middle - Evolution (adoption of best practices)
    • Senior - Support (working with a team member and assistant all in one)

    Tools by role

    • BACKEND DEVELOPERS Automated code generation Look out for performance and architecture issues, prevent runtime errors
    • QA Automated test generation Increase test coverage
    • DEVOPS Automated migrations when merging branches
  • A team leader's work becomes significantly more straightforward with the team's developers working on product tasks instead of fighting a losing battle. Our solutions help us speed up the code review process, obtain code metrics previously unavailable, improve employee satisfaction, and increase productivity. Up to 75% of engineers' working hours can be spent on tasks that can be automated.

    • The multiplier effect of using solutions for teamwork
    • Prevent errors before compiling and testing
    • Automated data mining provides more profound and more accurate insights than human analysis
    • Code quality metrics – you can't improve what you can't measure
    • Reduction of developer onboarding time and context switching time, because you don't have to keep in mind all the details of the database structure
    • Well suited for cloud projects
    • Positive feedback about the processes within the team reduces the cost of the engineer hiring process

    Build a better engineering culture

    • Increase Team Velocity
    • Reduce Cycle Time
    • Boost expertise of developers of all grades
    • DocOps practices
    • Increase team productivity

    Improve code quality and QA

    • Detect and rectify errors in the early stages of development – production bugs are too expensive to fix
    • Unify code style and architectural patterns
    • Increase code maintainability
    • Reduce test running time
    • Increase tests coverage
    • Minimize code review time
  • The more new functionality can be delivered during the sprint, and the more hypotheses can be tried in parallel, the more efficient is the product manager's work. This feature depends on how efficiently the engineering team works. Our solutions speed up the development process, have a positive impact on the time allocated in the sprint for bug fixing, and allow you to implement more features during the sprint.

    Minimize time to market

    • Develop new features faster
    • Ship product faster
  • The average budget for an engineer, including taxes, office, and equipment expenses, is about $ 100,000 per year. This amount may be twice as large, depending on the region. Revenue Per Employee - The revenue coming from an employee is usually twice or three times bigger than labor costs.

    Increasing an engineer's efficiency by at least 10% reduces costs by $ 10,000 per year or adds an extra $ 20,000-30000 per engineer to revenue. These numbers increase when evaluating the work of the teams as a whole. Coding and fixing bugs directly or indirectly related to the database can take up to 50% of engineers' working time.

    Moreover, the expense is reduced due to early detection and fixing of errors and performance issues. Studies suggest that the cost of eliminating errors in the development phase is up to 500 times lower than at the production stage.

    The cost of static analysis solutions usually does not exceed the salary of one junior engineer for every ten employees of the company. Based on target performance improvement, the ROI of a static analyzer can be up to 30x, and speed up Time to Market by an average of a month throughout the year.

    Save on infrastructure costs

    • Reduce testing infrastructure costs
    • Boost database performance - you can serve more customers using existing equipment

    Data security

    • Reduce the risk of data leakage

    Financial security

    • Reduce the risk of data loss

    Privacy

    • We do not need an actual database connection - we parse only the source code of DDL/DML queries
    • We do not need your application source code
    • We never publish your source code in any publicly available sources
    • We never publish reports on your project issues in any publicly available sources

Roadmap

  • Yearly 2020Phase #1

    Identify potential issues for PostgreSQL

    Code static analysis: get more than 1000 warnings reports about your SQL queries (DML) and database schema (DDL). They are categorized on harmful architect patterns, performance optimizer rules, and a lot of useful PostgreSQL specific notices. They include recommendations about missed indexes and foreign keys, typecasting, and more.

  • Fall 2020Phase #2

    Get detailed statistics about whole application and database interactions.

    Based on data collected in phase #1, we can make holistic static about database usage: unused indexes, orphan tables, remaining table columns, multiple column indexes with partial usage, and more another that cannot be found without holistic analysis.

  • Early 2021Phase #3

    Identify potential issues for Mysql up to 8.0 version