Once upon a time, organizations hosted their database servers on-premises. Later, they moved to data centers, and now we often find the same servers on the major cloud platforms. Most of the new deployment and development of database-oriented applications are on the cloud. Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform are prevalent hosting applications and databases. While the fundamental principles of monitoring remain the same when deployment is in the cloud or on-premises, some areas need more attention on the cloud-based MySQL.
It is often straightforward to manage only one database on one platform. However, applications use multiple technology stacks. So one can find various platforms involved in hosting applications and databases. In the past, database administrators ran MySQL databases on-premises and managed everything on their own. However, this solution had many challenges. We hoped to resolve these challenges in the managed cloud database. Instead of running MySQL on-premises, one can purchase managed cloud services from providers.
The cloud service providers manage infrastructure, underlying servers, and everything required to run MySQL. They offer application programming interfaces and various utilities, which help users to run multiple MySQL related operations.
Amazon Relational Database Service, Google Cloud SQL, Oracle Cloud Platform, Heroku, and Microsoft Azure Database offer managed MySQL cloud services. The most significant advantage of managed cloud hosting with a reputed host is high scalability and performance. Every host has a different tier of offerings and can opt for necessary hardware configuration and software selections.
Read the 9-page whitepaper “Monitor MySQL Managed Cloud Databases with Ease” to discover the major areas to focus on when one has to monitor how MySQL performs in the cloud. We will focus on monitoring critical metrics along with the automatic alerting mechanism. After reading this whitepaper, database administrators and businesses will better understand how to drive efficiency in their investments.