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.

Can you find the anomaly?



Written by Anodot

Anodot leads in Autonomous Business Monitoring, offering real-time incident detection and innovative cloud cost management solutions with a primary focus on partnerships and MSP collaboration. Our machine learning platform not only identifies business incidents promptly but also optimizes cloud resources, reducing waste. By reducing alert noise by up to 95 percent and slashing time to detection by as much as 80 percent, Anodot has helped customers recover millions in time and revenue.

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