High MongoDB Lock Percentage

by Nate Coppinger on November 13, 2019
MongoDB Multi-granular Locking System

Are you experiencing high queues or slow response times in your MongoDB database? Well then, you may have a deeper issues within your database… a high MongoDB Lock Percentage. MongoDB can be a large and complicated database to manage and maintain, which means you will probably have multiple team members accessing and working on data at the same time. MongoDB employs a multi-granular lock system that allows users to concurrently work in the database and view the same data without making conflicting modifications. This Multi-granular locking system locks MongoDB and stops users from writing on it, when someone else is reading or writing, and vice-versa. However it does not lock the database when two or more users are reading simultaneously. MongoDB tracks how often your database is locked with a “Lock Percentage” metric. This percentage is calculated on two separate levels, “database” and “global”. On the “database” level, MongoDB will lock two concurrent users from working on the same database, but will not lock two users on separate databases unless there is a global rule put in place to lock one system when another related one is being used.

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What is an Average MongoDB lock Percentage?

If your database is a read-only system, where most users won’t be modifying data on a regular basis, then you should expect a low MongoDB lock percentage, somewhere around 10%. A write database may have an average lock percentage of around 20% but can even exceed 60%. Even in a write-heavy database environment where you often have multiple users working on the data concurrently, you will still want to keep your lock percentage as feasibly low as possible. 

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Find the Root Cause

A high lock percentage may be the root cause of other issues that you are experiencing in your MongoDB database. When you have a high locking percentage, you may experience slower response and application call times, high queues, increased replication lag, high CPU usage, and even failures. To ensure that none of these issues occur and you minimize your MongoDB lock percentage, we recommend that you set up a monitoring system, such as Google Stackdriver or New Relic, to make sure the lock percentage does not exceed your set limits. To ensure your lock percentage is within the optimal threshold, you may also want to set up alerts to help monitor other key performance indicators with metrics such as: write tickets, available read and write tickets, intent exclusive lock times, and many more. Monitoring these metrics should help you stay on top of everything, and understand why your MongoDB lock percentage may be so high. 

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Stream MongoDB metrics with BindPlane

BindPlane can stream MongoDB metrics and logs to your data monitoring service of choice, and if you already use Google Stackdriver you can use BindPlane for no extra cost. Read this blog to learn how to configure and deploy MongoDB within BindPlane so you can begin monitoring your MongoDB lock percentage and other KPIs. 

Extend New Relic Logs with BindPlane

by Nate Coppinger on October 15, 2019

In our latest press release we announced our expanding partnership with New Relic. You may be thinking “Wait Blue Medora, doesn’t BindPlane already integrate with New Relic?! We’ve seen it on your site forever!” You are correct, well, partially… currently we provide metric integration for 175 different data sources, ranging from public cloud technology like AWS EC2 to Databases to Storage arrays. Now, we are very excited to get to work with New Relic to extend New Relic Logs to support 50 third party data source integrations on their New Relic One platform.

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The way that New Relic One currently works is that, while New Relic provides an endpoint to send logs to and supports certain open source technologies, it can be very difficult to set up custom configurations for any data sources that exist outside of the handful that are supported out of the box. Often these custom configs can be a very long and complicated process that requires a lot of technical knowledge and deep understanding of FluentD, Logstash, or other open source solutions to complete. To help simplify this process, we have developed the BindPlane Logs Agent. 

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The BindPlane Logs Agent is deployed via a single line install command for Windows and Linux and a yaml file for Kubernetes that significantly shortens the time it takes to get data streaming into New Relic logs. The centralized nature of BindPlane simplifies updates and configuration changes. By allowing customers to create and push out all of their changes right from the BindPlane UI or programmatically from the BindPlane API, they spend less time on configuring JSON files. When you combine all of these factors, along with the 24/7 customer support from Blue Medora, customers will see a significant decrease in the time it takes to get started with log monitoring while experiencing an all-around smoother, more streamlined experience with New Relic One.

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BindPlane for New Relic will initially support 50 Log sources, including, but not limited to:  

These are just a small sample of the preconfigured sources that BindPlane can integrate into New Relic logs, by the end of the year, we plan to expand support to over 100 log types. Visit our documentation page to see if your favorite data sources are supported.

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Head over to our site to learn more about what BindPlane Logs has to offer you as a New Relic customer and sign up for a free trial. If you are not currently a New Relic customer, consider signing up for their free trial

New Relic Logs Expands Observability with BindPlane

by bluemedora_admin on October 14, 2019

Extending log monitoring and observability for New Relic customers across on-prem and multi-cloud, databases and applications.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. – Oct 14, 2019 – IT monitoring integration innovator, Blue Medora, today announced early access availability of over 50 log source integrations, dramatically simplified deployment options, fully-managed log agent, and 24/7 customer support for New Relic customers through BindPlane, its Monitoring Integration as a Service (MIaaS) solution.

Helping New Relic customers properly configure and monitor all of their data sources efficiently can be challenging and time-consuming. In the case of monitoring logs through New Relic, this often requires custom configuration and a deep understanding of FluentD, Logstash, or other open source solutions. What’s more, in order for New Relic’s customers to integrate log monitoring, they are required to create their own parsers and formatters to generate attributes. This is where BindPlane comes in to simplify logging for New Relic users.

BindPlane automates the collection and enhancement of diverse IT operations data and the metadata that exposes IT relationships. Designed in response to the complexity of managing operations data in hybrid and multi-cloud environments, this real-time data stream improves upon the analytics of popular monitoring platforms including New Relic, Google Stackdriver, Azure Monitor, VMware, and others. BindPlane for New Relic is designed with the purpose of easing the configuration for all of the data sources your organization needs to seamlessly monitor your enterprise workloads within New Relic.  

Many customers already rely on BindPlane to connect New Relic Insights to metrics from 175 technologies that support on-prem, cloud, and hybrid workloads. BindPlane now includes log monitoring from over 50 log types fully supported and integrated with New Relic Log Analytics. 

“New Relic is a great partner and we are excited to be expanding our commitment to their customers with BindPlane Logs. Expanding New Relic Log support to 50 new log integrations and a fully-managed log agent,” said Mike Kelly, Chief Technology Officer at Blue Medora.  “BindPlane’s core strength is the continual expansion and management of log and metric integrations into our customers preferred monitoring platform.”

You can learn more about BindPlane for logs on the Blue Medora website. New Relic users can enroll in the early access program for BindPlane Logs through October 31st and start streaming logs at no charge for the duration of the program by visiting bluemedora.com/new-relic-logs 

If you have any questions or would like to request BindPlane training, contact support at: newrelic@bluemedora.com

About Blue Medora

Blue Medora’s pioneering IT monitoring integration as a service addresses today’s IT challenges by easily connecting system health and performance data–no matter its source–with the world’s leading monitoring and analytics platforms. Blue Medora helps customers unlock dimensional data across their IT stack, otherwise hidden by traditional approaches to metrics collection.

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Blue Medora Appoints Bekim Protopapa CEO

by bluemedora_admin on October 7, 2019

Executive brings 20+ years of successful leadership at high-growth companies


GRAND RAPIDS, MI. – October 7, 2019 – Blue Medora, the leading provider of enterprise IT monitoring integration solutions, announced today that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Bekim Protopapa as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the Company and will also join Blue Medora’s Board of Directors. Nathan Owen, Blue Medora’s co-founder, has stepped down from his role as President and Chief Executive Officer and will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

“It has been a tremendous honor to serve as the CEO of Blue Medora since founding the company in 2007 and I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished together,” said Owen. “Blue Medora has trail-blazed with the industry’s first Monitoring Integration as a Service (MIaaS) platform and has formed strong industry partnerships with monitoring leaders such as Google, New Relic, VMware, and others.”

“The Board and I are confident that Bekim is the right person to continue this momentum and take the company to the next level,” Owen continued. “Bekim is a seasoned leader with enormous experience working in the enterprise infrastructure and middleware space and delivering consistent growth. We are lucky to have him as our next CEO.”

Kelly Ford, Partner at Edison Partners, said, “On behalf of the Board, we thank Nathan for his 13 years of leadership. Given our solid financial foundation and clear path forward as the leader in monitoring integration, this is the right time to transition leadership for Blue Medora’s next chapter of growth. We appreciate Nathan’s continued support on the Board of Directors as Bekim Protopapa joins the company as CEO.”

Bekim will assume his new responsibilities effective immediately. “I too would like to thank Nathan for the vision and leadership he provided in bringing Blue Medora to where it is today. The rate at which the company has expanded is impressive, and its products are delivering real value to customers across a variety of industries”, said Bekim. “That, coupled with the significant technology partnerships already in place, makes the future look very bright. I look forward to working alongside the rest of the executive team to accelerate our momentum and increase customer adoption.”

ABOUT BEKIM PROTOPAPA
Bekim is a highly experienced senior executive, having spent 20 years in leadership roles at companies within the systems management, networking and security sectors. He brings with him deep domain experience scaling both private and public technology companies, including NetIQ, BladeLogic, Blue Coat Systems, Cymtec and Mimecast. During his tenure at NetIQ, for example, the company grew from a small startup to a public company with a $250+ million run rate and made several strategic acquisitions. Blue Coat Systems experienced a period of unprecedented growth, as it went from roughly $100 million in annual revenue to over $400 million annually in under four years, when he was a sales leader in the USA and Canada. Lastly, as the GM/COO of Mimecast in North America, he led a high velocity go-to-market team that rapidly transformed how SaaS email security software was marketed and sold, ultimately culminating in one of the NASDAQ’s most successful IPO’s in 2015. Bekim’s track record of successfully guiding companies through periods of significant growth will be integral in growing
Blue Medora’s presence and market share in the IT MIaaS space. Bekim is a graduate of Rice University in Houston, Texas and lives in the greater NYC area.

About Blue Medora 
Blue Medora’s pioneering IT monitoring integration as a service addresses today’s IT challenges by easily connecting system health and performance data–no matter its source–with the world’s leading monitoring and analytics platforms. Blue Medora helps customers unlock dimensional data across their IT stack, otherwise hidden by traditional approaches to metrics collection.
 
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Ann O’Leary   
Blue Medora
ann.oleary@bluemedora.com
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Blue Medora ServiceNow Management Pack For VMware VRealize Operations

by bluemedora_admin on September 6, 2019

This article originally appeared on TFIR.

By Monika Chauhan.

IT monitoring integration company Blue Medora recently introduced new ServiceNow capabilities in its True Visibility Suite for VMware vRealize Operations at VMworld US. The idea is to help enterprises looking for simpler as well as comprehensive insights into their IT environments from an application or business-centric context.

The new ServiceNow Management Pack for VMware vRealize Operations is said to link application and business owners to tailored views of overall system health and resource usage. These new views simplify the identification of orphaned assets and time to cost reduction within your IT infrastructure, the company said.

The ServiceNow management pack superimposes the data in ServiceNow’s configuration management database (CMDB) onto VMware vRealize Operations view of infrastructure, heightening and broadening the value of both datasets.

Last week’s VMworld 2019 also saw David Kritschgau, IT Director at IHS Markit, and Scott Walsh, Blue Medora Senior Solution Architect talking about “Creating a Cohesive Monitoring Strategy with IHS Markit”. They discussed how IHS Markit’s strategy to use VMware vRealize Operations with Blue Medora enabled them to run their business smarter and more efficiently.

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