12, Jul 2023


Palzin Track R Use Cases

Monitor when database goes down in your R application

In the context of R applications, data persistence is a fundamental requirement. While simple data storage options like JSON, CSV, or plain text files suffice in some scenarios, more complex applications often demand a robust solution capable of managing vast datasets, handling numerous requests, and executing intricate queries.

This is where databases come into play, offering a structured approach to data storage and retrieval. Databases empower applications to perform complex queries and scale efficiently. However, delving into databases can be a challenging endeavor, involving intricate setup and maintenance.

One prevalent challenge associated with databases is the possibility of downtime, which can result from various factors. When a database becomes unavailable, it adversely impacts the functionality of your R application, hindering data retrieval and storage.

To mitigate such issues, it is crucial to establish a monitoring system for your database's activity. Proactive monitoring ensures that anomalies are promptly detected and brings them to your attention, allowing for immediate action to rectify problems before they escalate.

Fortunately, Palzin Track is an ideal solution for addressing this concern, simplifying the process of tracking events within your R application and monitoring database outages. With Palzin Track, real-time monitoring of database outages is made effortless, and it provides the capability to notify both you and your entire team whenever issues arise.

Connect Palzin Track to R

Setting up Palzin Track

  1. Sign up for a free Palzin Track account.
  2. Create your first project from the dashboard.
  3. Head to settings and copy your API token.

R code snippets

Use the following code snippet to track your database outages with Palzin Track. Please don't forget to replace the YOUR_API_TOKEN with your API token and update the project and channel names.

Using R with httr


headers = c(  

 'Content-Type' = 'application/json',  

 'Authorization' = 'Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN'  


body = '{  

 "project": "my-project",  

 "channel": "status",  

 "event": "Database is Down",  

 "description": "PostgresSQL is down in Oregon",  

 "icon": "🚨",  

 "notify": true  


res VERB("POST", url = "https://api.palzin.live/v1/log", body = body, add_headers(headers))  

cat(content(res, 'text'))

Using R with RCurl


headers = c(  

 "Content-Type" = "application/json",  

 "Authorization" = "Bearer YOUR_API_TOKEN"  


params = "{  

 \"project\": \"my-project\",  

 \"channel\": \"status\",  

 \"event\": \"Database is Down\",  

 \"description\": \"PostgresSQL is down in Oregon\",  

 \"icon\": \"🚨\",  

 \"notify\": true  


res postForm("https://api.palzin.live/v1/log", .opts=list(postfields = params, httpheader = headers, followlocation = TRUE), style = "httppost")  


R integration details

Palzin Track is a powerful real-time event tracking tool that works seamlessly with R applications. It provides a number of features such as real-time event tracking, cross-platform push notifications, event filtering, user and product journeys, charts and analytics, and much more.

By being a use-case agnostic event tracking tool, Palzin Track allows you to track any event in your R applications in any way you want. You can track your database outages, system status, and even user activity in real-time.

Other use-cases for Palzin Track

  1. Monitor your CI/CD build status for your R application
  2. Monitor your CPU usage in your R application
  3. Monitor high disk usage in your R application
  4. Monitor when a user changes their email address in your R application
  5. Monitor failed logins in your R application
  6. Monitor failed payments for your R application
  7. Monitor memory usage in your R application
  8. Monitor MySQL downtime in your R application
  9. Monitor when a new feature is used in your R application
  10. Monitor your Postgres downtime in your R application
  11. Monitor Redis downtime in your R application
  12. Monitor suspicious activity in your R application
  13. Monitor when a user exceeds the usage limit for your R service
  14. Monitor when a user is being rate limited in your R application
  15. Get a notification when your R code is done executing
  16. Send push notifications to your phone or desktop using R
  17. Track canceled subscriptions in your R application
  18. Track your R cron jobs
  19. Track when a file is uploaded to your R application
  20. Track when a form is submitted to your R application
  21. Track payment events via R
  22. Track user sign in events in R
  23. Monitor user signup events via R
  24. Track waitlist signup events via R

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