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InfoTECH Spotlight – ManageEngine Bolsters NoSQL Support with Redis Monitoring at Interop 2013

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May 14, 2013

ManageEngine, a real-time IT management company, announced support for the Redis key-value store in its on-premise application performance monitoring solution, Applications Manager.

According to a release, the move provides operational intelligence to Applications Manager users who are also running Redis, helping them ensure high availability and performance for business applications that rely on Redis.

ManageEngine is demonstrating Applications Manager, and exhibiting the rest of its portfolio, in booth 1367 at Interop 2013 being held May 6-10, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The company is also demonstrating upgrades that were announced for ADSelfService Plus, the IT self-service software; OpManager, the data center and network monitoring software; and Site24x7, the cloud infrastructure monitoring service.

Redis is enjoying rapid growth in businesses that want to leverage its speed and durability. Monitoring the open source, high performance key-value store, however, can be intimidating for IT departments. When Redis is partitioned into multiple instances, optimizing the performance of all the available instances can be a challenge. Likewise, when multiple slave copies of the Redis server are configured via master-slave replication, ensuring data synchronization between master and slave instances is a burden. The performance analytics from Applications Manager help IT devops staff understand and optimize the usage of Redis and Redis-powered apps.

“More organizations are investing in NoSQL technologies to help solve new business problems involving web, mobile and cloud environments,” said Sridhar Iyengar, vice president of product management at ManageEngine. “Today’s Redis announcement demonstrates that Applications Manager is committed to meeting the NoSQL challenge that we undertook earlier this year when we added support for Cassandra and MongoDB. Going forward, we will continue to provide meaningful performance stats for IT operations and application development teams seeking to better manage their NoSQL technologies.” Applications Manager enables Redis performance monitoring to minimize downtime and optimize the performance of cloud apps powered by the Redis store. The key performance metrics of Redis monitored by Applications Manager include used memory, data size, replication, slow queries, and persistence of Redis dataset.

Among its many benefits, Applications Manager’s Redis monitoring helps IT personnel to: -Monitor the data size of the Redis store and take preventive actions before the memory size grows out of proportion.

-Track the number of available and blocked connections between the database and the client as well as the connections rejected.

-Keep tabs on the operations affecting the Redis data space and provide stats on the number of keys that are found to be expired or evicted due to memory limits.

-Monitor the persistence of the Redis dataset and get notified during critical persistence states.

The support for Redis is complementary to the existing out-of-the-box support for 50+ apps such as Cassandra, MongoDB, memcached, Tomcat, JBoss and VMware.

Applications Manager is available immediately.

ManageEngine Applications Manager is application performance monitoring software that helps businesses guarantee high availability and performance for their business applications by ensuring servers and applications have high uptime.
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