All you need to know about PRTG Data Exporter - our new product extension
Originally published on November 22, 2023 by Michael Becker
Last updated on January 23, 2024 • 8 minute read
In this article, I would like to give you some more details about Paessler PRTG Data Exporter, our new product extension that I have already given a brief overview of in this article: Discover our 3 latest Paessler PRTG product extensions
In the dynamic world of IT infrastructure management, real-time access to accurate monitoring data is critical. This data is the backbone for informed decision-making, efficient resource allocation and proactive problem resolution. Paessler PRTG provides a reliable solution for monitoring network, server, database, and application performance. With Paessler PRTG Data Exporter, we provide a seamless way to export and use your monitoring data like never before.
What exactly is PRTG Data Exporter?
PRTG Data Exporter is a game-changer for IT administrators and professionals who demand more control and flexibility over their monitoring data. Here are some scenarios in which PRTG Data Exporter can be your go-to solution:
1️⃣ Advanced Data Analysis: When PRTG's native reporting tools are not enough for your analytical needs, PRTG Data Exporter steps in. It allows you to use existing reporting tools in your company to dive deeper into your data, enabling advanced analytics that can uncover valuable insights.
2️⃣ Relational Database Storage: If you prefer to store your monitoring data in a relational database management system (RDBMS) such as MSSQL, Oracle or others, PRTG Data Exporter makes it possible. This allows efficient data queries and integration with other tools and systems.
3️⃣ Comprehensive Data Retrieval: If the SLA plugin doesn't provide you with all the data values you require for a comprehensive analysis, PRTG Data Exporter offers a customizable solution to collect and store the data that is most important for your business.
4️⃣ Choice of RDBMS: Whether you prefer Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL), Oracle or have another RDBMS in mind, PRTG Data Exporter is designed to be adaptable. It accommodates different database systems to suit your preferences.
How does PRTG Data Exporter work?
PRTG Data Exporter is a desktop application that seamlessly exports monitoring data from your PRTG installation and stores it in an RDBMS database of your choice. Here's an insight into how it works:
✅ Data Definition: With PRTG Data Exporter, you're in control. You can define exactly which groups, devices, or sensor data you want to export and for which time period. The extension allows for granular data selection and customization.
✅ Data Storage Flexibility: You decide where your collected data should be stored within your chosen database system. PRTG Data Exporter takes care of the data transfer and ensures seamless integration with your preferred database structure.
✅ Continuous Data Collection: PRTG Data Exporter offers the option of continuous data collection, ensuring that all new data is regularly synchronized with your database. This feature is especially useful for near real-time monitoring and analysis.
✅ Multi-Source Data Collection: You can consolidate data from multiple sources, such as different PRTG Core Servers, into a single database. This consolidation simplifies data management and facilitates holistic monitoring.
✅ User-Friendly Interface: PRTG Data Exporter has a user-friendly interface that simplifies the data collection process. You can create profiles to define what data to collect, set filters for data sources and specify the target database for storage.
PRTG Data Exporter is a powerful tool that gives you, the IT professional, full control over your monitoring data. It gives you the flexibility to store, analyze and use monitoring data in a way that suits your specific needs. Say goodbye to data limitations and hello to a world of possibilities with PRTG Data Exporter. Make the most of your monitoring data and unlock its potential for better network, server, and application management.
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