Finding an Remote DBA That Works With Multiple Platforms

Finding the right tool to monitor one database could sometimes be tough enough — but what about finding a tool to monitor multiple databases on different platforms and systems? Look no further than Cerberus, SATS Technology’s ever-improving remote database monitoring system. Cerberus supports Amazon Web Services, Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB, Microsoft SQL and more. Looking at industry trends, listening to client feedback, and keeping up with new technology means that Cerberus gets constant updates to give clients the ultimate rDBA experience.

Cerberus, the company’s database monitoring suite, has seen a lot of upgrades to support all available database systems. First, the SATS team expand its support and compatibility to the database service PostrgreSQL. Now Cerberus provides seamless and full support for Postgres clusters build in primary/standby or master/master configurations. In addition to WAL replication, over 60 other checkpoints specific to Postgres is monitored in real-time.

SATS provides a comprehensive toolkit supporting cloud managed services for Amazon Web Services (EC2) and OpenStack. Using the company’s database monitoring suite Cerberus, SATS’ AWS managed service improves cost/performance optimization for a wide array of engines and technology, including but not limited to Hadoop, Windows, Linux, Microsoft SQL, Maria DB and Oracle databases. The company’s managed IT services provide clients with complete AWS monitoring and support. SATS offers a full spectrum of cloud services, from cloud migration, such as provisioning of instances per unique application, to remote IT support and DBA. Additionally, SATS specialized in big data and analytics, large databases and warehouses, remote DBA, private VPNs and AWS private networks. Microsoft SQL users can monitor their AWS or OpenStack virtual databases through Cerberus as well.

SQL Server is the most wide spread database engine, though running it on cloud brings its own challenges. SATS developed a new version of its flagship database monitoring technology, Cerberus, specifically targeting the cloud implementations of SQL Server database, from simple scalable standalone database instances up to complex SQL Server multi-node database clusters. Cerberus technology covers monitoring of cloud instances with proposed optimization for the usage, based on gathered statistics. With Cerberus, a business can have top database performance without worrying about cost. Cerberus provides near a real-time monitoring of over 80 various vital parameters of any typical SQL Server production implementations.

Due to Oracle’s current ownership of MySQL, MariaDB has become the database engine of choice for many enterprises. Now clients have enhanced monitoring for MariaDB 10.x as well as MySQL versions 5.6. The fully redesigned Cerberus monitoring agent supports the TokuDB engine compression and multi-node/across zone replications. This allows Cerberus to pick up on slow speeds in MySQL replication before the problem develops.

Cerbeus also makes it easier to manage MemSQL database clusters. Because MemSQL is a highly scalable, real-time database system that uses columnar search within Big Data, there is a high demand to implement a greater toolkit to manage its databases. Cerberus can now proactively address over 40 different critical areas, as well as monitor load and performance of inter-cluster communication in response to SQL statements.

Additionally, Cerberus is updated with improved security, performance enhancement and a better advanced notification system, which is a customizable escalation notification which alerts the database administration team of current and potential latent problems. Cerberus utilizes both current and historical data collected on the database and provides DBAs with regular and emergency notifications. The notifications are based on statistical analysis and accurate data to signal latent problems before they develop.

Learn more about Cerberus here. Visit SATS here.