Drive Better Database Performance Across Amazon Solutions

Drive Better Database Performance Across Amazon Solutions

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By: Lora Johnson

From gaining insight into network utilization to having the capability to report on key components like CPU and storage, extending visibility beyond traditional metrics and reporting within your Amazon database solutions can drive better performance across instances, resulting in higher performance across your IT stack.

With new management packs from Blue Medora for Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB, you gain this visibility while adding the ability to view relationships between your databases — out to the virtual layer and beyond.

In this blog post, we’ll preview the most requested functionality featured in the three new Amazon management packs from Blue Medora.

Amazon Aurora

For administrators that wish to dive deeper into their queries, the Blue Medora vRealize Operations Management Pack for Amazon Aurora offers query analysis. See your queries in a user friendly manner with syntax highlighting to uncover why certain queries may be taking too long.

Amazon Aurora Query Analysis Dashboard

Figure 1: Gain even more insight into query-level performance with the Amazon Aurora Query Analysis Dashboard, which gives you visibility into key metrics within the management pack.

In addition to monitoring specific queries, access key performance metrics like network receive throughput, network transmit throughput and threads connected/running for your Amazon Aurora workloads. Combined with detailed alerts and capacity definitions, administrators can simplify troubleshooting and reduce mean-time-to-innocence.

Fast facts about the Amazon Aurora Management Pack

  • 380+ collected performance metrics
  • 5 comprehensive monitoring dashboards
  • Capacity definitions for vRealize Operations including calculated buffer pool capacity, connection capacity and CPU capacity

Amazon DynamoDB

The Blue Medora Amazon DynamoDB Management Pack for vRealize Operations offers administrators essential insight into read/write capacity units to prevent throttling from using more than the provisioned amount. If throttle events do occur, chart them in the management pack and see what may have caused the issues to prevent them from occurring again in the future.

Amazon DynamoDB Details Dashboard

Figure 2: The Amazon DynamoDB Details Dashboard offers details about your Amazon DynamoDB tables, including key information like read and write capacity usage, workload information and health.

Optimize performance with the ability to leverage intelligent alerts to receive automatic notifications when issues arise, giving you the ability to pinpoint problems before they spread to other layers of the IT stack. Say goodbye to alert storms and see tangible results on the performance of your Amazon DynamoDB workloads.

Fast facts about the Amazon DynamoDB Management Pack

  • 40+ collected performance metrics
  • 3 comprehensive monitoring dashboards
  • Capacity definitions for vRealize Operations including read/write capacity for Amazon DynamoDB tables

Amazon RDS

With the Blue Medora Amazon RDS Management Pack for vRealize Operations, extend visibility into the popular cloud service for hosting databases. From CPU utilization to read/write latency, access detailed metrics to understand how your databases on Amazon RDS are performing.

Amazon RDS External Analysis Dashboard

Figure 3: Amazon RDS External Analysis Dashboard

Go beyond metrics by leveraging a series of out-of-the-box monitoring dashboards, like the Amazon RDS External Analysis Dashboard. This dashboard enables customers to select an RDS region and instance, and populate an associated topology map. Within the map, select an object and view a metric list with key performance indicators associated with that resource.

In addition to extending visibility into Amazon RDS resources, the management pack includes relationship mapping, which allows you to extend monitoring to key external relationships. Pull in key performance metrics for other Blue Medora management packs, including Amazon Aurora, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL.

Fast facts about the Amazon RDS Management Pack

  • 80+ collected performance metrics
  • 4 comprehensive monitoring dashboards
  • Capacity definitions for vRealize Operations including CPU capacity, IOPS capacity and storage capacity for Amazon RDS instances

Gain true visibility with Amazon Management Packs

The Blue Medora Management Packs for Amazon solutions offer true visibility into the performance of your Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon RDS workloads so you can clearly see performance issues with access to more metrics, alerts and capacity definitions than ever before.

As a result, reduce mean-time-to-innocence, eliminate alert storms and truly optimize performance across your IT stack. To download a free trial, please visit the True Visibility Suite for VMware vRealize Operations page on Blue Medora’s website.

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