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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!

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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.