DataStax Enterprise OpsCenter

Large-Scale Operations on Autopilot

DataStax OpsCenter is the web-based visual management and monitoring
solution for DataStax Enterprise (DSE). OpsCenter has integrated functionality
for real-time monitoring, tuning, provisioning, backup and security management.
OpsCenter provides everything you need to intelligently manage and monitor
your mission critical systems at epic scale.

Built for Cloud Applications

DataStax OpsCenter is built from the ground up to manage and monitor the database infrastructure that powers large scale cloud applications. With the click of a button, you can provision, monitor, backup and manage your DSE clusters with little to no expertise. OpsCenter can manage clusters that exist on-premise, in the cloud or hybrid environments spanning multiple datacenters. OpsCenter not only helps reduce your operational and hardware costs, but dramatically increases your overall operations productivity.
“DataStax OpsCenter made it really, really easy for our level
2 support team to get a quick glance at overall system health
and pull in devs as needed to help correct any issues.”

Intelligent Cluster Management

DataStax OpsCenter supplies a centralized dashboard to monitor clusters, which allows you to quickly identify which clusters require your attention. OpsCenter monitors key metrics and performs trend analysis to proactively identify and alert on issues before they impact production workloads. OpsCenter also seamlessly integrates with existing management tools and workflows such as Graphite and SNMP management consoles. View Screenshot

Point and Click Provisioning

The provisioning functionality of the OpsCenter Lifecycle Manager provides declarative configuration management for your cluster. You can easily create new clusters, add or remove capacity in place without downtime, and change configuration files all from a central location. All of this functionality is also exposed via a RESTful API and integrates easily with your existing tools and workflows. View Screenshot
Cisco uses DataStax Enterprise to power the front end of its e-commerce
presence across web, B2B and mobile channels. In addition to the scalability and
performance of DSE, the company uses DataStax OpsCenter to visually manage
and monitor its clusters, and automate ongoing maintenance tasks.

Visual Monitoring and Tuning

OpsCenter offers customized dashboards to provide detailed information and trend analysis for real-time and historical system metrics. Operations staff can easily spot outliers, discover bottlenecks and identify machines that may be impacting system performance.
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Robust Backup and
Point-in-Time Recovery

DataStax delivers full backup and disaster recovery protection for database clusters through the Backup Service. The Backup Service has a suite of features designed to help manage backup and restore procedures for large clusters of machines distributed across multiple datacenters.

This includes the ability to visually schedule, backup and restore hundreds of nodes at a point-in-time or object level, determine when a full or partial backup is needed through smart algorithms and automatically transfer backups to on-premise or cloud storage with built in compression and retention policies.

Additionally, the Backup Service includes notification and visual monitoring of backup and restore tasks as well as the ability to clone database clusters (i.e. copying one cluster to another).
“OpsCenter empowers us to proactively manage our environment
to ensure we are delivering the best possible service.”
Clear Capital

Management Services

The Automatic Management Services of DSE are designed to increase your productivity by automating important maintenance and monitoring procedures. DSE Management Services are capable of identifying configuration parameters that violate best practices, performing automated cluster consistency checks and forecasting a need for additional cluster capacity.

Performance Service

The Performance Service collects key metrics, stores them in a central repository and makes them accessible visually or via command line tools. The Performance Service allows you to capture detailed and granular statistics at the system, user or statement level and provides context-specific recommendations to resolve performance problems.

Capacity Service

The Capacity Service accumulates cluster health and resource utilization metrics to perform historical trend analysis. This process helps you understand cluster performance over time, and includes powerful forecasting capabilities to predict future usage and growth.

Repair Service

Hardware failure is inevitable in large scale systems. To combat this, DataStax uses in-depth defense to ensure that your application always has the correct data despite losing a node, rack or datacenter. The Repair Service is an extra layer of security that uses strong hashing to mathematically guarantee that your data is consistent across all replicas and datacenters with little-to-no impact on performance.

Best Practice Service

The Best Practice Service periodically scans database clusters and automatically detects issues that threaten the cluster’s security, availability or performance. Best Practice Service harnesses a set of expert rules that span a variety of different categories. If any deviation is found, they are immediately reported along with advice on how to resolve the issue.
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“DataStax Enterprise also provides an intuitive management
console called OpsCenter which made it easy to manage and
scale our database
environment to meet demands.”

Always-On Management and Monitoring

Automatic failover is built into OpsCenter, which helps ensure that any scheduled tasks or monitoring activities continue even if the primary OpsCenter server fails.

Access & Authorization

DataStax OpsCenter is a secure management and monitoring tool that has granular roles and permissions to control the tasks that administrators and operations staff can perform.

Powerful APIs for Seamless Integration

Every feature and component of OpsCenter is exposed via a comprehensive set of RESTful APIs. You can easily provision, monitor and execute maintenance tasks from your favorite scripting language. The OpsCenter APIs make it easy to integrate powerful functionality into your existing tools and workflows.