We’re happy to announce that the Realtime Database has integrated with Google Stackdriver! This integration allows you to monitor your Realtime Database in powerful new ways. Here are some of the highlights:
- New metrics exported from your Realtime Database
- Set alerts for when usage reach certain thresholds
- Create graphs of various metrics for better insight into performance
Several metrics are already available in your Firebase Console under simpler names. For example
io/utilization is “Load”,
storage/total_bytes is “Storage”,
network/sent_bytes_count is “Downloads”, and
network/active_connections is “Connections”. These metrics form a great base, but now we you can go further so can can closely monitor your application as it scales with a whole collection of new, in-depth insights.
To get started, check out https://console.cloud.google.com/monitoring to create a Stackdriver account for your Firebase projects.
To set up a graph of a new Realtime Database metric, go to Dashboards > Create Dashboard in Stackdriver, then click on the Add Chart button in the toolbar.
This example is replicating the “Load” graph in your Firebase Console, except we’ve improved it by also breaking down the data by “operation type”. With this detailed view, you can see how long it takes your database to respond to REST “get” requests, versus how much REST “put” or realtime “set” operations are taking up your database’s capacity.
We also have a few other key metrics we think you’ll love, such as
network/https_requests_count which tells you how many requests to the database require a full SSL handshake,
network/sent_payload_and_protocol_bytes_count which is a measure of the raw bandwidth from the database (excluding encryption and SSL handshakes), and many others. Check out our list of all metrics for a more in-depth explanation and stay tuned for follow up blog posts where we’ll dive into more complex examples of alerts and charts in Stackdriver.