Cassandra + SignalFx Integration

Cassandra is an open-source distributed database for managing large amounts of data across multiple servers and ensuring no single point of failure. Any node can respond to any request, which means it can become more difficult to troubleshoot when performance and availability issues arise. Therefore, the four key aspects to monitoring Cassandra are:

  • How resources are used by each node in the cluster
  • How quickly each node is able to respond to requests
  • How requests are handled when nodes are unavailable
  • How efficiently the compaction process is working