News features of Centreon Broker

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Centreon Broker was created to replace NDOUtils because of its performance issues. Centreon Broker stores poller data received from the schedulers. It works with MySQL Engine and manages data extracted from schedulers such as Centreon Engine or Nagios in a fast and methodical way. It brings better stability and performances.
MERETHIS team worked on the database schema optimization with MySQL consultants by addiing prepared statements for better performances. Moreover, reduction and network data compression enhance the data computing system. The engine which acts on SQL statements improves execution time and thus saves noticeable processing time. The security has also been increased by cyphering data sent over the network.

Centreon Broker was developed to be scalable and comes with the “one plugin per feature” pattern.
Many modules are already available for security, compression, network management, graphs, and database access.
Centreon Broker is compatible with 2.3 and earlier Centreon version. It cannot be run with earlier version because the former database (“ndo”) has been modified for better performances. The new database is now much more robust and faster.
Thanks to C++ implementation, Centreon Broker is now more stable and more competitive.
Data sent over the network are cyphered thanks to TLS protocol to ensure better security.
Centreon Broker can send monitoring data to many local or remote servers. Thus, monitoring information can easily be displayed and used remotely.
The local data storage prevents from loosing data when the connection between server and poller are temporarily down.

Centreon Broker is the latest component of the Centreon platform produced by Merethis and of course released in Open Source. It offers a new way to store your Nagios events in a database. Thanks to its flexible core engine, you can now decide exactly how your data streams over your network. These transfers are also extremely fast.
You will be able to set up an additional database which will only monitor a part of your IT infrastructure. If you enable fail-over,  you will be able to guarantee no data loss if the primary Nagios database is down.
The R&D team is currently working on 2.1.0 version of Centreon Broker. The release is expected in the next few weeks!

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