Compose Add-ons are capsule-level services that extend the functionality of your deployments. They can make monitoring your data, databases, and deployments easier and customizable.

Available add-ons vary by deployment type and can be found on the Add-ons section of the Compose UI, as in the PostgreSQL deployment shown.

Location of the Add-ons on the sidebar menu.Location of the Add-ons on the sidebar menu.

Location of the Add-ons on the sidebar menu.

Add-ons are attached to your deployments and are billed monthly.

Syslog-NG

Overview

The syslog-NG add-on collects the logs from your deployments and forwards them to a cloud logging service so that you can monitor, manage, or use them as you see fit. In order to use the syslog-NG add-on you will need an account on one of the cloud logging services, and right now Compose supports Papertrail and Loggly.

Availability

The logs that syslog-NG collects varies by deployment and is not available on all deployments. The following is a list of the deployment types that offer this add-on:

Setup

When you select the syslog-NG addon, you are given the option to select a logging provider. Each provider has their own particular way of ingesting logs. See the Syslog-NG setup page for setup instructions.

Cost

The Syslog-NG add-on is billed at $9.00/month on Compose. The cloud logging services have their own associated costs.

Telegraf

Overview

The Telegraf add-on gathers metrics and time-series data from your deployments and forwards them to a cloud service. In order to use the Telegraf add-on you will need an account with one of the services Compose currently supports: Datadog or Librato.

Availability

The metrics that Telegraf is configured to forward varies by deployment type and is not available on all deployments. Please refer to the add-ons page for the specific deployment type to get a detailed look at how it works on each.

Setup

When you select the Telegraf add-on, you are given the option to select your metrics cloud service. Each has different requirements for connecting to their endpoint. See the Telegraf Setup page for setup instructions.

Cost

The Telegraf add-on is billed at $9.00/month on Compose. The cloud metrics services have their own associated costs.

Oplog Access

Overview

The oplog is a MongoDB specific feature that records and stores operations that modify data in your database.

Availability

The oplog is only available on MongoDB deployments. Implementation details can be found on the MongoDB Add-ons page.

Setup

For setup instructions see the Oplog Access Setup page in the MongoDB docs section.

Cost

The oplog access addon is billed at $4.50/month on Compose.


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