Smaller, faster, better-looking
The release of Gateway Hub 2.0 brings a number of major improvements for Geneos customers. These include:
- Improved query performance
- Reduced hardware requirements
Improved Query Performance
A huge amount of work has been done to dramatically improve the back end performance of metric data, particularly for more intensive analytics, resulting in significantly faster metric queries. Not only is the Web Console considerably snappier, but retrieving large data sets which used to take minutes is now done in a second or less.
Generating reporting metrics, involving aggregating entire departments or business lines, which has taken some customers days or weeks in their relational databases can now be done in as little as a few minutes.
This improved performance also allow us to release the first version of Dashboards for the Web Console. Dashboards in the Web Console are designed to be significantly simpler to configure than those provided by Active Dashboards, allowing a simple drag and drop interface allowing metrics and events to be charted easily. Although more complex dashboards will continue to require Active Dashboard, simple visualisation of metrics and events should be done using the Web Console.
Reduced Hardware Requirements
The back-end improvements have also resulted in a drop to the hardware requirements for Gateway Hub. Previously 32GB of memory was required to support the query engine, this has been dropped to 16GB for small to medium installations. For quick proofs of concept and testing out the functionality of Gateway Hub, MiniGeneos - released later this week - is recommended.
Disk storage required has also dropped; a customer with 10000 managed entities might previously have required 30TB of storage per node, from Hub 2.0 this has dropped to 9TB which is a huge 68% improvement.
Next up is to simplify the installation process; right now getting Gateway Hub installed on-prem is fairly involved - in a subsequent release this will be made significantly easier.
For more information, or if you’d like to see Gateway Hub 2.0 for yourself please contact your account exec or click here.