Bernd Erk is CEO and co-founder of Icinga. In his day job he is CEO at NETWAYS, a German open source service company. As contributor to Linux Magazine and Admin Magazine, Bernd regularly publishes articles and presents on open source topics ranging from monitoring, configuration management to various open source datacenter solutions. He tries to spread the DevOps spirit wherever and whenever possible.
Icinga is a popular open source successor of Nagios that checks hosts and services, and notifies you of their statuses. But covering availability is not enough for a comprehensive database monitoring. On top of that, you need metrics for performance and growth to deal with your scaling needs. Adding conditional behaviours and configuration in Icinga is not just intuitive, but also intelligently adaptive at runtime. This makes it easy to deal with a bunch of different database flavours at once.
If we are talking about any MySQLish, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, or whatever open source database, Icinga is able to give you all the needed information. The talk will give you a detailed introduction into Icinga's abilities and shows practical guidelines for a successful database monitoring in a live demo.