Fauna 'cloud API' database blossoms with new observability sprouts 

Fauna is a distributed document-relational database delivered as an Application Programming Interface (API), over cloud.

A cloud API is now a database? Yes.

The database itself aims to increase customer visibility into the cost and performance of queries, with easy integration to leading observability tools

Fauna combines support for semi-structured data with relational features such as foreign keys, views and joins. 

Its native serverless architecture means customers worry less about operations.

New in Q1 2023 we see Fauna add Fauna logs with an initial focus on query performance and insights.  

The data available via Fauna logs provides customers with increased visibility into the performance and cost of applications running on Fauna. 

Query performance data

More visibility is intended to give development teams and enterprises confidence in both the database and application and encourage continuous improvement. With this new functionality, data developers get access to query performance data, including read and write ops, compute, storage, query runtime and total cost per query. 

This visibility can help save on costs per query and improve overall application performance and responsiveness. With these capabilities, developers can continuously verify performance against requirements, identify opportunities for cost or performance optimisation and build and scale applications with confidence in Fauna’s reliability. 

Log files can be requested in near real-time and downloaded for a database or Region Group, for a defined time range.

“Our customers embrace Fauna because of our unique document-relational model, strong consistency guarantees, exceptional developer experience, and API delivery model. To further meet the needs of enterprises, which have specific performance requirements for high-traffic applications, we’ve prioritized observability to ensure trust in powering their mission-critical applications,” said Hassen Karaa, VP of product at Fauna. “

Karaa says that his firm’s data tools help users get the query performance and insights data available in logs to peek ‘under the hood,’ giving development teams the access and insights to build, release and scale all of their applications.

Users can integrate logging files with their observability tool of choice  – simplifying a typically time-consuming process to aggregate and route data logs.

All logging files can be viewed in leading observability tools such as Datadog, Kibana and Sumo.

The company tweets at @fauna.

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