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Failure Mode and Effect Analysis on Databases

Mika Sutinen thinks about how things could go wrong:

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis(FMEA) is a process of building more resilient systems, by identifying failure points in them. While it’s highly recommended to perform FMEA during the architecture design phase, it can be done at any time. More importantly, it should be reviewed periodically, and especially when the system architecture changes.

While you can do Failure Mode and Effect Analysis for whole systems, in this post, I will share an example on how to get started with FMEA for a database environment.

Read on for a description of the concept and some tips on how to perform one.