As we come to the end of the year and to further the holiday spirit, we’ve taken another perspective on that old favorite ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, taking a look at that night through the eyes and first-hand knowledge of a Data Analyst.
‘Twas the night before Christmas and I longed for my house
With one hand on the keyboard and one on the mouse
Reviewing the data into the night
Checking a software update that was tight
We all worked from our desks pouring over our keys
Typing to the glow of our overworked PCs
With me in a sweat and my team in a tizzy
Checking every metric, till we were dizzy
But then from my monitor arose such a clatter
I sprang from my chair to see what was the matter
But all I could see were alert storms and warnings
And I regretted what would await in the coming mornings
For you see, I hadn’t known the change one guy made
A last second tweak, that was missed I’m afraid
We had run a deploy script to see what would appear
I crossed my fingers and trembled with fear
I stared at my iphone, as it started to ring wildly
I got 50 messages, and that’s putting it mildly
Our customers were reporting a performance lag
On this Christmas Day my spirits began to sag,
Then servers, hardware, layers, and apps!
I looked everywhere to find the source of the lapse
I struggled valiantly into the night
Hoping to identify the root cause of the glitch by the break of daylight
I reviewed my dashboards for any deviation
Cried and shouted to share my frustration
I searched high and low at a break-neck pace
And combed every parameter of the database
Tomorrow I’d like to wake from this downtime dream
Grateful I’m still a part of the Data Analytics team
And tell you that now I know that our operations are far too complex
That we have to find another way keep track of so many dynamic objects
In the blink of eye and with a twist of my head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
I spoke not a word, but went straight back to my work,
And I found the right fix with Anodot; then turn’d with a smirk,
And laying a finger aside of my nose
And giving a nod, to my manager I rose.
I sprung from my desk, looked to my team and gave a click,
And knew that AI-powered Analytics would do trick:
And I heard my manager exclaim, that I was absolutely right-
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
We’ve put together a little puzzle for you in the holiday spirit.