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Reason #4 to Migrate to MongoDB Atlas: Tracking and Monitoring

Author: Esayas Aloto | 5 min read | August 20, 2019

Tracking and Monitoring are our reason #4 for migrating to MongoDB Atlas. You get instant visibility into your database operations and the hardware that it needs to run. Having this information is vital for getting more out of your database performance, avoiding problems before they come up, and improving user experience.

Real-time Database Insights

MongoDB Atlas provides real-time insights into your clusters via logging and monitoring tools. You can create customized alerts that inform you when database activity has reached a threshold that impacts the cluster’s performance. The alert customization is quite handy, as a concerning metric for one company may be well within normal operating parameters for another company’s databases.

You can see the hardware and database KPIs on a constant basis, which allows you to step in when it’s necessary to keep your data available for users, applications and other platforms. You can also use this data as the basis for long-term improvements in MongoDB, allowing you to optimize database performance.

Data Visualization

Charts and reports give you a way to visualize all the data you now have access to. Data visualization is beneficial for many use cases, including creating presentations and reports for upper management, tracking patterns in database usage, identifying unusual server loads, and gaining a better understanding of how your organization uses the databases.

As you create these reports, you can compare them over time to see whether your databases are doing better than they were before, or if they need some configuration changes to better meet your organization’s needs. Frequent audits along these lines are essential as the business grows and you have to address new use cases with your databases.

Getting the Most Out of Your Data

Real-time insights allow you to react in the moment to ensure that you’re maintaining the expected database performance. For example, if you know that the sales and marketing team are launching big initiatives, or if your company released an in-demand product or service, then you can keep a close eye on the databases to ensure that the traffic is not overwhelming your system capabilities.

You’re prepared to act in the event that a vital database looks like it might go down when it’s needed the most. Since you receive this information in real-time, you’re able to see the signs well before you would end up in the middle of a disaster scenario.

Improving the User Experience

Real-time insights into your MongoDB databases also give you opportunities to improve the user experience, whether you’re working on a front-end application or your back-office systems. You can look at the data to see the way that teams in your organization are using various databases throughout the day, whether there are areas of inefficiency that can be addressed through optimization.

Tracking and monitoring functionality for your MongoDB performance are essential for attaining peak performance. Looking at the metrics and receiving real-time insights put you in a position where you can make strategic decisions on performance, configuration, and other areas.

Looking for More Reasons to Migrate Your Databases to MongoDB Atlas?

Download our white paper, 5 Reasons to Migrate to MongoDB Atlas to read about the four other reasons that you should consider this move.

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