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Bloomberg’s Standardization and Scaling of Its Monitoring Systems

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 21, 2018

One of the outcomes of Bloomberg’s adoption of SRE practices across its development teams is the monitoring system, backed by the Cassandra-based Metrictank time-series database, that they put in place.

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AppDynamics Launches New European Software-as-a-Service Offering

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 15, 2018

Application intelligence vendor, AppDynamics, has launched a new European Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering, built on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EU (Frankfurt) Region.

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Thanos - a Scalable Prometheus with Unlimited Storage

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 09, 2018

The Improbable engineering team open sourced Thanos, a set of components that adds high availability to Prometheus installations by cross-cluster federation, unlimited storage and global querying across clusters.

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AppDynamics Extends Business Transaction Tracing to SAP Environments

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  May 31, 2018

AppDynamics, an application intelligence and performance management vendor owned by Cisco, has announced the availability of AppDynamics for SAP. New ABAP code-level monitoring provides visibility of customer experiences, from digital touch-points through mission-critical SAP business applications, from code-level insights to customer taps, swipes and clicks.

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Google's Stackdriver Monitoring Announces Better Support for Kubernetes Deployments

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  May 19, 2018

At the recently concluded KubeCon, Google announced the beta release of Stackdriver monitoring for Kubernetes. The key features include central visibility of Kubernetes-orchestrated container metrics and logs along with other metrics in the existing Stackdriver dashboard, and better Prometheus support.

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What It Means to Be a Site Reliability Engineer According to a Survey from Catchpoint

by Helen Beal Follow 5 Followers on  Apr 13, 2018

Site Reliability Engineering intersects software engineering with IT Operations and is an approach created at Google in 2003 and described in detail in their 2016 book, Site Reliability Engineering, How Google Runs Production Systems. Digital experience intelligence provider, Catchpoint, surveyed 416 Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) with the goal of understanding what it means to be a SRE.

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Monitoring Microservices at Scale at Crisp

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Mar 24, 2018

Crisp’s engineering team shared their experience in monitoring their microservices stack. Vigil, their open sourced project in Rust, is a set of pull/push probes to collect health data with support for multiple languages, a status dashboard and integration with some external alerting tools.

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How Observability Impacts Testing: Q&A with Amy Phillips at QCon London

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 07, 2018

Observability gives you a picture of the system’s current health and can replace certain types of testing. For low-risk application areas you can rely on observability instead of testing, provided you have continuous delivery that provides fast feedback and allows you to release changes quickly.

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Monitoring Distributed Task Queues at MeilleursAgents

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Feb 18, 2018

MeilleursAgents, a website that lets property sellers list and get an estimated price of their property, shared details of how their Celery-based distributed task queue is monitored. A combination of Python, StatsD, Bucky, Graphite and Grafana form the pipeline to monitor task lifecycle and execution rates.

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How MakeMyTrip Monitors Its Large-Scale E-Commerce Website

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Jan 29, 2018

MakeMyTrip, an online travel company, talks about their monitoring philosophy and setup in a series of articles. The hybrid infrastructure is monitored across the stack by mostly open source tools.

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Monitoring Cloudflare's Global Network Using Prometheus

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Oct 28, 2017

Matt Bostock’s SRECON 2017 Europe talk covers how Prometheus, a metric-based monitoring tool, is used to monitor CDN, DNS and DDoS mitigation provider CloudFlare’s globally distributed infrastructure and network.

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Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards Gains API and CloudFormation Support

by Steffen Opel Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 30, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added programmatic creation and manipulation of CloudWatch dashboards and widgets to support use cases such as dynamic resource lifecycle tracking and consistent cross-account dashboard maintenance.

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NGINX Releases Microservices Platform, OpenShift Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh Preview

by Daniel Bryant Follow 669 Followers on  Sep 12, 2017

NGINX Inc has released the NGINX Application Platform which aims to be a “one stop shop” for microservice developers; a Kubernetes Ingress Controller solution for load balancing on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; and an implementation of NGINX as a service proxy for the Istio service mesh control plane.

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A Comparison of Mapping Approaches for Distributed Cloud Applications

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

An application map is a topology view of the components of a distributed application and the network or interprocess interactions between them. A recent article gives an overview of application mapping approaches adopted by various tools like AppDynamics, OpenTracing and Netsil.

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Metrics Collection and Monitoring at Robinhood Engineering

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 14 Followers on  May 23, 2017

The Robinhood server operations team published a series of articles talking about their metrics collection, monitoring and alerting infrastructure. OpenTSDB, Grafana, Kafka and Riemann form the core of the stack, with Kafka acting as a proxy layer from which the data is pushed into Riemann for stream processing of the metrics and into OpenTSDB for storage.

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