SOURCE: Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation

September 21, 2013 12:30 ET

Oracle Announces New Release of MySQL Enterprise Monitor

Enhancements Improve Manageability and Monitoring for Modern Web, Cloud and Embedded Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2013) - ORACLE OPENWORLD -- Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

News Summary

Database professionals are increasing their use of MySQL to power business-critical web, cloud, and embedded applications and continue to look for ways to reduce the risk, cost and time to develop, deploy and manage those applications. The latest release of MySQL Enterprise Monitor, a vital component of MySQL Enterprise Edition, addresses these challenges by enabling developers and DBAs to more efficiently deliver applications.

News Facts

  • Today at the MySQL Connect Conference at Oracle OpenWorld 2013, Oracle announced the availability MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0.
  • Part of MySQL Enterprise Edition, MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0 features improved manageability while delivering new real-time monitoring and alerts capabilities, visual analysis tools, and better remote monitoring of MySQL databases in the cloud.
  • MySQL Enterprise Monitor continuously monitors MySQL databases and improves productivity by warning developers, database administrators (DBAs) and system administrators of potential problems before they impact the infrastructure and recommends best practices to improve performance, security and reliability.
  • MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0 is available for immediate download for customers here and for trial here. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
  • Join Oracle for a webcast: "MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0: Real-time Performance & Availability Monitoring," on October 3, 2013. Register here.
  • In addition, Oracle recently released MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.9, extending MySQL backup and restore capabilities, further improving DBA productivity.

New Release Improves Manageability and Monitoring Capabilities
Built by the developers of MySQL, with best practices advice from experts in the MySQL support team, MySQL Enterprise Monitor is the most comprehensive MySQL monitoring solution available. A key component of MySQL Enterprise Edition, MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0 delivers:

  • Improved manageability: Enhancements such as automatic discovery of MySQL instances, centralized agent configuration and multi-instance monitoring further improve the ease of configuration and management of MySQL databases.
  • Remote MySQL monitoring in the cloud: New cloud and virtualization-friendly, "agent-less" design allows remote monitoring of MySQL databases without the need for any remote agents. 
  • Real-time MySQL monitoring and alerts, including:
    • Performance: Continuously monitors MySQL queries and performance-related server metrics. Automatic alerts are sent following significant deviations from baseline performance trends, and best practices advisors recommend changes to configuration and variable settings to improve performance.
    • Availability: MySQL availability monitoring and measurement lets developers and DBAs know if they are meeting their Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitments, with a graphical presentation of database availability for the past day, week and month.
    • InnoDB: Key InnoDB metrics impacting performance are monitored, and alerts are sent on inefficient index usage, locking issues and InnoDB buffer pool usage. Hints and tips on how to improve InnoDB configuration based on the current performance and the analyzed trends are provided.
    • Replication: Auto-discovers the MySQL replication topology and provides visibility into the performance, availability and health of all MySQL Master and Slave servers. Best practices advisors help keep replicated servers synchronized and assist DBAs in correcting problems such as slave lag before they become outages.
    • Backup: Helps ensure that online hot backups are running as expected and addresses concerns such as "Is the last full backup too old?", "Incremental backups are not performing," "The backup failed" and "The backup held locks too long."
    • Security: Helps developers and DBAs discover and address security holes. The advisors provide a set of rules designed to enforce MySQL security best practices and deliver alerts highlighting potential vulnerabilities.
  • Visual dashboard and graph features, including:
    • Database management-at-a-glance: A web-based dashboard provides a global view into database performance, availability, and critical events, and allows administrators to visually examine a single server, a custom group, or all databases. A rich set of real-time and historical graphs makes it possible to drill down into server statistic details.
    • Visual Query Analysis: The MySQL Query Analyzer monitors real-time query performance, checks execution statistics, filters and pinpoints SQL code that is causing a slow-down. Using the MySQL 5.6 Performance Schema, data is now gathered directly from the MySQL database without the need for additional software or configuration.
    • Visual queries/graph correlation: With new correlated graphs, developers and DBAs can find and fix expensive queries by highlighting a time slice on a graph. They can locate the potential cause of a larger performance issue comparing graphed execution parameters -- such as the server load, thread statistics, or RAM usage -- against the queries that were being executed at that time. 

Supporting Quote

  • "With MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0, we're delivering even more value to MySQL Enterprise Edition customers," said Tomas Ulin, Oracle's MySQL vice president of Engineering. "MySQL Enterprise Monitor 3.0 makes it easier for developers, database administrators and system administrators to achieve the highest levels of MySQL performance, scalability, security and uptime for their business-critical web, mobile, cloud and embedded applications."

Supporting Resources

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