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Q&A with the Creator of Checkless, a Low-Cost, Simple Site Monitoring Tool

by Matthew Campbell Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018

Steve Elliott wanted a simple, cheap way to monitor uptime for his websites. He found most off-the-shelf tooling to either be too complex or too costly. This lead him to build Checkless, a serverless tool that can monitor sites for uptime via ping-based checks and depending on your usage, can potentially be free to use.

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Pinterest Switches from OpenTSDB to Their Own Time Series Database

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Sep 16, 2018

The Pinterest engineering team has used OpenTSDB for storing and querying metrics since 2014. Recently, they developed and switched to their own time series database called Goku to mitigate various performance issues in OpenTSDB caused by a growth in the amount of metrics data.

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Prometheus Monitoring Platform "Graduates" from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 19, 2018

On August 9th, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) announced open source monitoring toolkit, Prometheus, has graduated from its incubation status. In order to achieve this rating, projects must demonstrate growth, documentation, organized governance processes, commitment to community sustainability and inclusivity.

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Uber Open Sources Its Large Scale Metrics Platform M3

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Aug 18, 2018

Uber’s engineering team released its metrics platform M3 as open source which it has been using internally for some years. The platform was built to replace its Graphite based system, and provides cluster management, aggregation, collection, storage management, a distributed time series database (TSDB) and a query engine with its own query language M3QL.

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Plaid.com’s Monitoring System for 9600+ Integrations

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 Followers on  Aug 01, 2018

Plaid.com has integrations with over 9600 financial institutions, and their monitoring challenges arise from the heterogeneous nature of these integrations and as well as their large number. They rebuilt their monitoring system on Kinesis, Prometheus, Alertmanager and Grafana to solve the challenges of scalability and low latency.

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Bloomberg’s Standardization and Scaling of Its Monitoring Systems

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 15 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 4 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 15 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 4 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 15 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 4 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 15 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 27 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 15 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 15 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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