A Query Connection is a tool designed to track specific queries that return numeric values, alerting users when these values fall outside predefined thresholds. This feature is particularly useful for monitoring business Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and resource utilization, ensuring operations remain within desired parameters.

Use Cases

  1. Business KPI Monitoring:
    • Example: A logistics company might track the number of orders shipped daily. If the number of orders falls below 100, a notification is sent.
    • Benefit: This allows the company to identify and address potential issues in their shipping process quickly.
  2. Resource Utilization:
    • Example: A database administrator (DBA) might want to ensure that the tempdb database does not exceed a specific file size. If the size approaches this limit, a notification is triggered.
    • Benefit: This helps prevent system failures or slowdowns due to resource exhaustion.


  • Unmet Expected Outcomes: When a KPI is not achieved, it signals a potential issue in the business process.
  • Resource Capacity Limits: When a resource is close to its limit, it indicates a potential risk for system performance.


The impact of monitoring and managing KPIs and resources can be significant:

  • Decision-Making: Business KPIs provide valuable data for making informed decisions and setting strategic goals.
  • Operational Health: Ensuring KPIs are met helps maintain operational health and efficiency.
  • Resource Management: Monitoring resource consumption helps avoid disruptions due to overuse, maintaining system stability and performance.

Expected Behavior

  • Workload Increase Management: When workload increases, it is essential to ensure resources are scaled appropriately to handle the load.
  • KPI Analysis and Adjustment: If KPIs are not consistently met, it is important to reassess their relevance and the business’s ability to function without achieving them.

Implementation Steps

  1. Define KPIs and Thresholds: Identify critical business processes and the corresponding KPIs. Set thresholds for these KPIs that align with business goals.
  2. Create Queries: Develop queries that accurately measure the selected KPIs or resource utilizations.
  3. Set Up Query Connections: Integrate these queries into AimBetter, configuring the system to monitor the defined thresholds.
  4. Monitor and Respond: Review the notifications regularly and adjust strategies or resources as needed based on the alerts received.


A Query Connection is a powerful tool for proactively managing business performance and resource utilization. By setting up and monitoring queries against defined thresholds, businesses can ensure they remain on track to meet their objectives and maintain system health.

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