Aerospike APJ Summit 2023

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Learn how Aerospike’s observability stack leverages Prometheus and Grafana to optimize database monitoring.

In this session, Debarun Dasgupta, Head of Sales Engineering & Consulting of Aerospike APAC, describes how Aerospike uses Grafana and Prometheus to provide comprehensive metrics, dashboards, and alerts for database monitoring and how we are enhancing this stack with more metrics, curated dashboards, and open telemetry support for third-party tools.

Highlights include:

🌱 Aerospike’s observability stack is based on Prometheus and Grafana, exporting metrics to Prometheus, visualizing them in Grafana, and integrating with an alert manager for notifications to tools like Slack or PagerDuty.

🌱 Over 400 metrics are documented in the metrics reference, providing insight into various aspects of Aerospike’s performance and operations.

🌱 Aerospike offers use case dashboards tailored to specific scenarios, aiding operations engineers in diagnosing issues efficiently.

🌱 Integration between UI and command line tools simplifies monitoring and troubleshooting, making it more accessible to administrators.

🌱 Aerospike configuration files can now be managed with IDEs like Visual Studio Code, streamlining the process.

🌱 Open Telemetry support allows users to visualize Aerospike metrics in third-party tools like New Relic, Splunk, and AWS CloudWatch.

🌱 The stack facilitates observability from a database perspective, while the correlation between the application and database layers requires instrumentation and can be achieved through open telemetry.