MariaDB SkySQL Observability Expands to All MariaDB Servers

MariaDB, the next-gen cloud database company, is announcing that MariaDB SkySQL, the second gen cloud database service, is extending the coverage of its enhanced observability feature to MariaDB Community Server deployments. SkySQL Observability is now available for all MariaDB database products, regardless of the cloud infrastructure or on-prem environment that the database is run on.

Though there are a plethora of monitoring tools that support the MariaDB Server, they lack a tangible depth in its operation, according to the company. SkySQL Observability fills this crucial gap, providing a unified monitoring service that delivers insights on all MariaDB products—such as MariaDB Community Server, MariaDB Enterprise Server, MariaDB ColumnStore, and MariaDB Xpand deployments.

The solution additionally enables users to leverage fail-over protocols to disaster recovery instances running in SkySQL, improving availability across cloud and on-prem deployments.

SkySQL Observability tools range from real-time dashboards for performance and capacity metrics, log collection, event management, and alert services. The solution is delivered as an observability API that can integrate into third-party observability services—including AppDynamics, Datadog, and New Relic.

“The world is multi-cloud and hybrid, and data must be shared across all these environments,” said 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 centralized point, making it possible to recognize patterns and act quicker,” concluded Ramnarayan.

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