24th September 2020: PostgreSQL 13 Released!

pgnodemx: Postgres Host Metric Collection for Containers

Posted on 2020-09-08 by Crunchy Data
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Crunchy Data is pleased to announce the initial release of pgnodemx, available open source under an Apache 2.0 license. You can view the project details below:

https://github.com/CrunchyData/pgnodemx

pgnodemx provides a set of functions facilitating the collection of host-node level operational metrics. In particular, pgnodemx has support for capturing metrics related to cgroups (one of the Linux kernel facilities underlying the various Container technologies) and the Kubernetes Downward API.

It also allows capture of certain critical host information from the Linux kernel via virtual files and kernel syscalls.

Through simple SQL queries, you can pull out information about the underlying system that your PostgreSQL instance is running on. It was developed primarily in order to efficiently capture metrics for the purposes of monitoring and alerting in modern DevOps environments.

Features include:

  • Functions that extract information from cgroups available on the system PostgreSQL is running on
  • Functions that can detail meta information about the file system available to PostgreSQL
  • Integration with the Kubernetes Downward API
  • Support for cgroups v1 and v2 and traditional UNIX environments

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Crunchy Data is proud to support the development and maintenance of pgnodemx.