System Performance Degradation Incident Report
Date of Incident: 05/14/2019
Time/Date Incident Started: 05/14/2019, 12:23 pm EST
Time/Date Stability Restored: 05/14/2019, 2:02 pm EST
Time/Date Incident Resolved: 05/14/2019, 4:03 pm EST
Users Impacted: Active users
Performance degradation throughout all systems resulting from a drastic increase in system response times due to database performance issues
Root Cause Analysis:
A recently enabled feature for WO reports resulted in higher-than-expected database server resource consumption. As requests queued, this caused an overall degradation of performance in the application.
Additional research determined that the code returning data for these requests was not optimized, causing excessive database blocking and waits.
Temporarily disabled certain customer-specific integrations to reduce excessive database load due to a long API request queue.
Identified and disabled a poorly-performing database stored procedure
Engineering teams investigated and refactored the code responsible for this feature.
Enabled throttling of these requests to prevent recurrence.