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September 17, 2014 By Johnathan Hodge

New MySQL App - Now GA!

Just check out the MySQL website and you'll understand why we added a new app to the Sumo Logic Application Library for MySQL:

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database software, with over 100 million copies of its software downloaded or distributed throughout its history.

As we spoke to companies about what insight they are missing from MySQL today, there were 3 common themes:
  • Understanding errors: Simply aggregating all the logs into one place for analysis would reduce Mean Time To Investigate

  • Insight into replication issues - many companies are flying blind in this area

  • Query performance - understanding not simply the slowest performers but changes over time

So, we created a set of dashboards and queries that target these areas. The application’s overview dashboard is especially useful because it highlights the daily pattern of slow queries - along with a seven-day average baseline to make it really clear when something isn’t right. You can jump from here into any of the other dashboards...

… including more detail on the slow queries, specifically.

The area that surprised me most from my discussions with customers was the need for insight into replication. It’s clearly a painpoint for companies running MySQL - not because of MySQL per se, more because of the scale of customer environments. Issues with replication are often only uncovered once they have passed a certain pain threshold! With good log analysis, we were able to create a useful dashboard on replication. One of our beta customers said that the app was immediately valuable: “This is useful! Right away I learned that I should add an index to....”. Obviously, we were thrilled with this type of feedback!

We have other dashboards and useful searches in the application to give you greater insight into your MySQL deployment. The App is available now in the Sumo Logic Application Library. Go get it - and let me know what you think!

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