Monitor Your Kubernetes Cluster


SingleStore’s native monitoring solution is designed to capture and reveal SingleStoreDB cluster events over time. By analyzing this event data, you can identify trends and, if necessary, take action to remediate issues.


Throughout this guide, the cluster that is being monitored is referred to as the Source cluster, and the cluster that stores the monitoring data is referred to as the Metrics cluster. The database that stores monitoring data is referred to as the metrics database.

High-Level Architecture

In SingleStore’s native monitoring solution, the Metrics cluster utilizes a SingleStore pipeline to pull the data from the exporter process on the Source cluster and store it in a database named metrics. Note that this metrics database can either reside within the same cluster as the Source cluster, or within a dedicated cluster.

When these event data is then analyzed through the provided Grafana dashboards, trends can be identified and, if necessary, actions taken to remediate issues.

The provided Grafana dashboards include:



Cluster View

Provides a “bird's-eye view” of a single SingleStoreDB cluster.

Detailed Cluster View by Node

Provides a view into resource utilization by node.

Historical Workload Monitoring

Statistics for parameterized query execution including run count, time spent, and resource utilization.

Memory Usage

Granular breakdown of memory use for a node.


  • A SingleStoreDB 7.3 or later cluster deployed via Kubernetes Operator to monitor (the Source cluster)

  • Optional: A separate SingleStoreDB 7.3 or later cluster deployed via a Kubernetes Operator used to collect monitoring data (the Metrics cluster)

Monitoring License

If the size of the cluster that is hosting the monitoring data is 4 units or under, it can use a free tier license. If the size of the cluster is over 4 units, an enterprise license is required. Refer to the SingleStore Free Tier License Agreement for more information.

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Last modified: March 31, 2023

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