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Blue Medora SelectStar Unites Database and Infrastructure Monitoring Across Cloud and Virtualized Environments


Blue Medora, a leading innovator in enterprise cloud and data centre management, today announced SelectStar, a new IT operational analytics (ITOA) platform that combines comprehensive database and cloud infrastructure monitoring to help organisations track and optimise critical database performance and availability metrics.

The solution is available as a comprehensive Software as a Service (SaaS) platform that deploys in less than 15 minutes. SelectStar delivers a normalised view of more than 90 percent of production cloud-native or on-premises databases and their underlying cloud or virtualised infrastructure, ideal for multiple database architectures.

Blue Medora is known for extending IT monitoring with the True Visibility Suite for VMware vRealize Operations and New Relic platforms with dozens of plugins that aggregate individual resource data from cloud, compute storage, database and application sources.

SelectStar is the company's first SaaS-based solution that provides unified database performance monitoring alongside cloud infrastructure to increase end-user satisfaction and reduce time required to diagnose and resolve performance issues. SelectStar addresses a seismic shift in the market where changing the scope of business applications has changed the scope of databases and the database administrators (DBAs) who support them.

"Database architectures are evolving to include open-source and cloud-native environments, many with their own set of tools," said Blue Medora CTO Mike Kelly. "DBAs who have managed one or two database types now have to be experts in a multitude of configurations. SelectStar enables DBAs to gain control of this new, complex environment where they can fine-tune mixed database environments running on cloud and virtual infrastructures instead of just fighting fires."

A SaaS-based monitoring platform offers a unique advantage over individualised cloud-native or on-premises solutions by tracking and optimising critical database performance in correlation with cloud and virtualised infrastructure. SelectStar combines monitoring and analysis with a single view for IT infrastructures like Amazon Web Services and VMware with leading industry databases including Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Oracle, DB2, MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB and Amazon DynamoDB and Aurora. Customers can reduce costs by consolidating tools and avoiding professional service engagements.

"IT monitoring is a hot market sector, but it's been focused on applications - even though there's a strong argument that a lot of performance problems originate from the data tier," said John Abbott, 451 Research co-founder and analyst. "Underneath all those applications, all roads lead to the database, but at the moment IT managers are unable to see what is happening in the database layer, which is causing even more issues. Developers, Operations and DBAs need shared visibility that will ease their workloads, help them identify bottlenecks rapidly and increase application performance."

SelectStar is available immediately worldwide as a free two-week trial from Blue Medora at
Published Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:45 AM by David Marshall
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