Cookies help us create our services and enhance your experience. By using this site you agree to our use of cookies. Okay.

Algolia case study

Easy monitoring. Great support.

Algolia provides a hosted search API that can deliver results anywhere in the world in milliseconds.

What do they monitor?

The Algolia stack — what's powering their service.

Server Density have been trusted with monitoring this.

We're not alone.

Algolia are also using Github, Slack, Chef and Pagerduty alongside Server Density.

How did it happen?

A problem existed. Algolia needed a simple way to setup and maintain an advanced monitoring solution. They were planning for large scale from day 1, so scalabilty and pricing played a crucial role in their decision.

Scalable monitoring. Concentrating on growing their infrastructure, not their monitoring. Algolia have customised their setup by:

  • Using our Chef Cookbook to automatically deploy our agent and manage their server specific alerts.
  • Creating various plugins to pull and store custom metrics in their account in no time.
  • Using our API to get metrics from their non-standard application stack and collect performance data for graphs that they present to customers.

Houston, we have a problem. On multiple occasions Server Density has provided Algolia with crucial alerts that notify Ops about issues before they start to affect their customers.

Algolia is monitored. Their DevOps team has done a great job of automating the agent deploy process with Chef. They can now focus on growing their infrastructure and relax knowing that it'll be Server Density notifying them of problems - not their customers!

Sounding familiar? Algolia started
with one of our famous free trials.

Start your trial today

Server Density  ♥  Algolia

It's great to have been trusted by Algolia from the very beginning - we hope to help their Ops team continue maintaining a highly available, rock-solid infrastructure moving forward.

Learn more on their website, or on Twitter.