Exploring Keynote XML Data Pulse

I’ll be the first to admit that the Circonus service can be somewhat intimidating. Sometimes it is hard to puzzle out what we do and what we don’t do. Case in point: perspective-based transactional web monitoring. Many people have asked us, given our...

Monitoring Elasticsearch

With the much anticipated announcement of the Elasticsearch 1.0.0 release, we thought we’d mention that several of the features that you use within Circonus are powered by Elasticsearch behind the scenes. We could never, in good conscience, run a product or...
Understanding Data with Histograms

Understanding Data with Histograms

For the last several years, I’ve been speaking about the lies that graphs tell us. We all spend time looking at data, commonly through line graphs, that actually show us averages. A great example of this is showing average response times for API requests. The...