Cloud, cloud, cloud. Cloud computing has become the phrase du jour, says one analyst from Gartner. But with many moving to cloud for its obvious benefits, it can no longer be ignored. An offshoot of cloud computing is utility computing. What interests us here is Database-as-a-Service, in particular MySQL on cloud.
Coming back to our original question – Is your MySQL monitoring tool cloud ready? Well, many monitoring tools need agents on server to be monitored. For obvious reasons database-on-cloud vendors don’t allow one to install anything on the servers. With Amazon launching RDS (which is nothing but MySQL instance on cloud)[Read more...]