Tiny acquired Meteor because they want to build a profitable business. Their core monetization strategy is Galaxy. What changes to Galaxy pricing or additional functionality would increase the probability of you or your company using Galaxy?
For example, I think the best thing Galaxy could do is expand their offering from solely offering fully managed solutions to also offering an APM/tooling solution that can run on existing Meteor applications. This software would be a superset of the Kadira functionality but with extra things like:
- Production Meteor shell support (similar to this)
- Huge facelift on Kadira (but rebuilt into the Galaxy UI)
- Proper server side CPU and memory profiling (similar to this)
- Built-in monitoring, alerting, logging, and error tracking (even just a native integration with Loggly + Bugsnag + PagerDuty (or similar) would be great)
- Automatic diagnosis of common Meteor specific perf problems, along with recommendations
- Automatic diagnosis of potential sources of Mongo perf problems, along with recommendations
- Admin panel with functionality for managing users and collections in general
The list of these sorts of things goes on and on. This version of Galaxy could be added to an existing Meteor project by just doing
meteor add galaxy and providing an API key. I think people would pay a lot of money for this sort of thing (Qualia would).
This would allow partial adoption of Galaxy. Ideally it would help people gradually adopt the fully-hosted Galaxy service (which, IMO, also needs to be able to integrate with customer managed Kubernetes clusters and should also offer optional hosted Mongo).
Anyways, being profitable is Tiny’s number one concern and hearing from the community about how to increase Galaxy adoption would be extremely helpful for them.
So let’s hear it!
Edit: Also they need to add back free
meteor deploy. Removing that was a large strategic miscalculation. It’s a great customer acquisition channel since there can be a painless migration from that hosting to Galaxy hosting.