The optional Data Access feature of Zenoss Cloud allows you to use your favorite SQL tools to display and analyze the monitoring data that Zenoss Cloud receives from your infrastructure and applications.
When you enable Zenoss Cloud Data Access, Zenoss facilitates access to datasets in a dedicated Google Cloud project that contains views of your data. Then, you use your own Google Cloud project to query the views and display and analyze your data. You can use any Google BigQuery interface or any SQL tool that is compatible with BigQuery. For example:
- Google Data Studio or Looker
- Google Sheets, which is included in Google Cloud
- Tableau or Grafana
In addition, you can export your data with tools like Matillion, or create customized integrations with data from other sources.
The following diagram illustrates the relationships among the components of Data Access.
Near real-time access
Zenoss Cloud processes incoming data in parallel pipelines. One pipeline populates the data store used by Smart View and dashboards, and another populates the data store used by Data Access. The pipelines complete their work at about the same time. Your data is available in near real-time, every time you run a query—there's no delay for ETL processing because there is no ETL processing!