FULTON, Md., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Circonus, Inc., creators of the Circonus real-time monitoring and analytics platform and the IRONdb time-series database, have announced a partnership with AppNexus, the world's leading independent advertising technology company.
With over a hundred bare metal machines, many just for storage, the Graphite infrastructure in AppNexus is a substantial installation, one of the largest in the world. By incorporating IRONdb, the highly scalable time-series database from Circonus, AppNexus will significantly reduce infrastructure in its New York datacenters, replacing a large storage cluster with a much smaller set of nodes running IRONdb and thereby achieving savings in operational costs.
"IRONdb allows us to cost effectively expand our metrics storage infrastructure to meet our constantly changing needs and the demands of our never ending growth. In addition IRONdb provides redundancy, easy cluster management and more advanced analytic capabilities all of which were sorely lacking in our Open Source Graphite infrastructure."
Sr. Director, Data Systems Operations at AppNexus
IRONdb provides data replication and error protection, storing metrics redundantly across multiple machines to protect against data loss and ensure data availability during outages. With a replication factor of two, AppNexus's new IRONdb database stores twice the data on fewer machines.
AppNexus needed a "drop-in" replacement. All other components and tools needed to stay the same, but they needed improved storage, scalability, data replication, and reduced operational costs. IRONdb is designed to "plug-and-play" with the Open Source tool, Graphite, to provide these capabilities to existing infrastructure.
To fulfill its long-term analytics goals, AppNexus will need to store more data, but it had already reached the practical limits of its infrastructure and required a new, scalable solution. IRONdb from Circonus fulfills these objectives and provides AppNexus with a path forward.
A microservices monitoring and analytics platform built for on-premises or SaaS deployment, the fully automatable API-Centric Circonus platform is more scalable and reliable than systems it monitors. Developed for the requirements of DevOps, Circonus delivers alerts, graphs, dashboards, and machine-learning intelligence, enabling business optimization.
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