MySQL is the trusted open-source database management system for many desktop, mobile, web, and cloud applications. Monitoring the performance of MySQL is critical but as the applications expand over multi-cloud, cloud-native, and hybrid cloud, monitoring also grows in complexity. Continuous monitoring and scaling help applications take advantage of MySQL’s capabilities such as reliability, security, flexibility, availability, and performance scalability.
At observIQ, we've seen growing interest in observing the health of Windows systems and applications using OpenTelemetry. Requests on the SQL Server receiver continue to garner the most interest, so let's start there. Below are steps to get up and running quickly with the contrib distribution of the OpenTelemetry collector. We'll be collecting and shipping SQL Server metrics to a popular backend, Google Cloud.
In the last 12 months, there’s been significant progress in the OpenTelemetry project -- arriving in the form of contributions, stability, and adoption. Being such, it felt a good time to refresh this post, providing project newcomers a short guide to get up and running quickly. In this post, I'll step through.