Monitoring and logging

With BigAnimal, you have a few options for monitoring and logging solutions:

  • If you're using your own cloud, the default observability solution is viewing metrics and logs from your cloud service provider. For more information about viewing metrics and logs from your cloud provider, see:

    For details on the types and format of metrics available from BigAnimal in your cloud provider, see Metrics details.

  • BigAnimal provides a Prometheus-compatible endpoint you can use to connect to your own metrics infrastructure, such as your AWS Managed Grafana. It also provides the option to view logs from your cloud provider's blob storage solution. For more information, see Other monitoring and logging solutions. This ability is an optional solution when you're using your own cloud account but is the only option when using BigAnimal's cloud account.

  • BigAnimal provides BigAnimal Observability as another metric endpoint. It consolidates and exposes metrics in each data plane. It is an integrated monitoring and alerting solution in BigAnimal. It's designed to monitor performance of the Postgres clusters. See BigAnimal Observability for more information.

  • Existing Postgres Enterprise Manager (PEM) users who want to monitor BigAnimal clusters alongside self-managed Postgres clusters can use the remote monitoring capability of PEM. See Remote monitoring.

    With remote monitoring, you have access to many PEM features, including the ability to profile the workloads on your BigAnimal clusters. See Profiling workloads for more information.