Why we migrated our database monitoring stack to Prometheus and Grafana

Observability aims to provide artefacts for improving the understanding and management of applications. This is especially true when it comes distributed architectures and when CI / CD and automation are the rule.

What about databases? Traditional monitoring tool becomes often not enough and may possibly blind the DBA to changes that occur on database systems and correlation between database telemetry and others are often complex and lead to create silos between teams.

In this session, we will explain why and how we moved to Prometheus and Grafana for our database stack.