Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 Query Analytics Support for MongoDB

Percona is pleased to announce the General Availability of Query Analytics (QAN) from Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 (PMM). This new release introduces the support of MongoDB.

In general, the purpose of QAN is to help detect queries that consume the most amount of time inside of your database server. It provides detailed real-time analysis of queries so that your application can work with data efficiently. In the Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 release, QAN adds support for MongoDB.

MongoDB is conceptually different from relational database management systems, such as MySQL or MariaDB. Relational database management systems store data in separate tables that represent single entities, and you may need to link records from multiple tables to represent a complex object. MongoDB, on the other hand, allows a more flexible approach to data storage and stores all essential information pertaining to a complex object together.

In QAN, the difference between the monitored systems is transparent, and you can analyze queries in the same way regardless of the technology used in the database engine. QAN presents the monitored data in both visual and numeric form. The performance-related characteristics appear as plotted graphics.

To start working with QAN, click the Query Analytics button on the Percona Monitoring and Management 1.3.0 home page. Select a MongoDB database from the list of available database instances at the top of the page. The list of the top ten queries opens below. These are the queries that take the longest time to run. To view more queries, click the Load next 10 queries button below the list.

You can limit the list of available queries to only those that you are interested in by using the Query Filter field next to the database selection button.

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In the Query Filter field, you can enter a query ID or its fingerprint. The ID is a unique signature of a query. A fingerprint is a simplified form of your query: it replaces all specific values with placeholders. You can enter only a fragment of the fingerprint to make the search less restrictive.

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The queries that match your criterion appear below the Query Filter field in a summary table.

In the summary table represents each query as a row, with each column referring to an essential attribute of queries. The Load, Count, and Latency columns visualize their values graphically along with summaries in the numeric form.

The load attribute is the percentage of the amount of time expressed as a percentage value that the MongoDB server spent executing a specific query. The count attribute informs how often the given query appeared in the search traffic. The latency attribute is the amount of time that it takes to run the query and return its result.

If you hover the cursor over one of these attributes in a query, you can see a concrete value appear over your cursor. Move the cursor along the plotted line to watch how the value is changing. Click one of the queries to select it. QAN displays detailed information about the query. The detailed information includes the metrics specific to the query type. It also contains details about the database and tables that the query uses.

Hope this helps you explore your MongoDB queries and get better performance from them!

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