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Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) tool designed for big data processing and analysis. EMR is based on the Java-based programming framework Apache Hadoop, which supports the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment. MapReduce is a software framework that works by enabling developers to write programs that process vast amounts of unstructured data in parallel over a distributed cluster of processors.
EMR is used to analyze data in log analysis, data warehousing, web indexing, machine learning, financial analysis, scientific simulation, bioinformatics, among many other uses. Amazon EMR also supports workloads that are based on Apache Spark, Presto, and Apache HBase.
Amazon EMR can also be used to transform and move large amounts of data into and out of other AWS databases.
Amazon EMR has a number of benefits, including:
Monitoring Amazon EMR clusters is key to detecting critical issues with real-time applications and identifying the root causes ASAP. When you do performance monitoring, you can track how the clusters are used over time. This insight allows teams to find potential bottlenecks and optimization opportunities. Performance monitoring is your best bet to catch any issues as they happen and before they turn into major problems.
Did you know that you can integrate Amazon EMR with MetricFire? MetricFire provides a complete infrastructure and application monitoring platform from a suite of open source monitoring tools. Depending on your setup, you may choose Hosted Prometheus or Graphite and view your metrics on beautiful Grafana dashboards in real-time. Integrate with Amazon EMR to make the most of both services today!
Collectd is system statistics collection daemon that periodically retrieves system and application performance metrics and then stores them using various storage solutions such as RRD files. Collectd is a free open-source project. It can gather metrics from multiple sources, including operating systems, applications, log files, and external devices. You can use the statistics compiled by collectd to monitor systems, detect performance bottlenecks, and predict future system loads.
Because it's written in C, collectd is built for performance and portability, allowing you to run it on systems with no scripting language or an embedded system. It comes with optimizations and features to handle hundreds of thousands of metrics. Collectd also lets you configure what metrics you want to capture and what frequency you want to capture them, allowing you to scale back your metrics collection collect only the metrics that make sense for your business needs. Its modular architecture allows the daemon to use only the resources required to do the job.
Collectd only performs the collection and transmission of the metrics. It does not analyze or present the metrics on its own. But by integrating collectd with the Metricfire platform, you can enjoy metrics displayed on aesthetically pleasing dashboards. Our integration lets you view metrics on essential systems and application log messages on your Hosted Graphite graphs and dashboards.
You can download a collectd configuration file pre-filled with your Hosted Graphite account details on our add-ons page. This configuration comes with several collectd plugins enabled, including CPU, DF (file system usage), disk, entropy, interface, load, memory, processes, rrdtool, swap, users and write_graphite.
MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.
MetricFire offers users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of popular open-source monitoring software services: Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and Kubernetes. You get all these within a hosted environment as a single product. Not only does MetricFire fit well into the infrastructure monitoring use-case, such as network monitoring and server monitoring, but we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.
Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance:
The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.
The benefits of MetricFire are:
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