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Do You Really Know Your Response Times?



Daniel Rolls talks about the use of histogram metrics to monitor response times, explains how reservoir sampling can help and shows the trade-offs among reservoir types. Finally, using real-world examples, he illustrates some good and bad practices when monitoring response times.


Daniel Rolls is a senior developer at Sky where he is responsible for building web services for over the top delivery of video streams. Prior to joining Sky, Daniel did a PhD in Computer Science and worked for various organizations including Xerox and The University of Hertfordshire. Daniel questioned the accuracy and interpretation of various metric dashboards and started investigating.

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Jun 20, 2017