Brian Taylor

April 30, 2012

2 Min Read
Boundary, Opscode Partner for Big Data Performance

Cloud and Big Data monitoring specialist Boundary announced the integration of its real-time monitoring platform with Opscode Chef, an open source systems integration framework. With Chef’s infrastructure automation functionality, Boundary claims it can now display changes affecting a customer’s application environment in less than two seconds. The alerts appear in Boundary’s real-time analytics graph, enabling users to respond to issues quickly and ensure high performance for Big Data environments.

According to Boundary, the Opscode integration has three elements:

  • First, Boundary supplies a “Chef Cookbook” to automate deployment and management of Boundary “meters” across users’ public and/or private infrastructure.

  • Second, meters in Boundary are automatically tagged and grouped according to node tags and roles in Chef. This ensures a seamless and consistent view of the environment, as users move between Chef and Boundary.

  • Third, Boundary annotates its real-time monitoring graph with all changes deployed by Chef. Within two seconds, users can receive an alert on the effect in the environment.

“Integrating Chef with Boundary provides customers a way to see the effect of any application change — such as when configuration settings are updated — in a continuous second-by-second view,” said Gary Read, CEO at Boundary, in the press release. “The ability to see changes annotated in Boundary’s real-time graph provides a cause-and-effect view that helps customers find developing problems before they become fires.”

In March 2012, Boundary launched its SaaS-based monitoring for Big Data and cloud-oriented applications based on Hadoop, Cassandra, Erlang, PHP, Python, Ruby, Riak and CouchDB. CEO Gary Read told Talkin’ Cloud that the Big Data monitoring opportunity addresses a much smaller but faster growing market, with no real entrenched competitors, unlike the midmarket network monitoring arena that he previously focused on as CEO of Nimsoft.

Boundary is inviting interested parties to click here for a free 14-day trial of its newly updated platform.

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