MariaDB has announced that MariaDB SkySQL, a second generation cloud database service, has expanded its observability service to include MariaDB Community Server deployments. SkySQL brings a single view to all MariaDB databases a customer has deployed regardless of which cloud infrastructure or on-prem environment they are running on, increasing efficiency and making it possible to more rapidly identify problems, patterns and anomalies.
Cloud to the rescue for on-prem problems
Unlike general purpose monitoring tools with support for MariaDB Server, SkySQL Observability provides deep insights into all MariaDB database products. SkySQL observability also enables customers to implement availability strategies such as failing over to disaster recovery instances running in SkySQL, getting the most out of cloud and on-prem deployments.
“The world is multi cloud and hybrid, and data must be shared across all these environments,” says Jags Ramnarayan, SVP and SkySQL General Manager at MariaDB. “You can’t manage effectively what you can’t monitor. Nearly every customer of ours is running MariaDB databases in a mix of places, database-as-a-service in SkySQL or on their own on cloud infrastructure or on-prem environments. We want to make it simple for our customers to have a view into all their MariaDB databases, including MariaDB Community Server deployments. With SkySQL Observability, we provide a single view from a centralised point, making it possible to recognise patterns and act quicker.”
SkySQL observability is a unified monitoring service that delivers:
• Dashboards for real-time insights on performance and capacity usage
• Log collection, event management and alerts with notification services
• Insights on MariaDB Community Server, MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB ColumnStore and MariaDB Xpand deployments
• An observability API to integrate into third-party observability services, such as Datadog, AppDynamics and New Relic
Availability and pricing
MariaDB SkySQL Observability is available now and is free to use for databases covered under a MariaDB subscription. For additional databases not covered under a subscription, such as any MariaDB Community Server databases, pricing starts at $45 a month per database node. Volume pricing is available for more than 20 database nodes.