Why Open Source Histograms Are The Future of Telemetry Monitoring

Latency measurements have become an important part of IT infrastructure and application monitoring. The latencies of a wide variety of events like requests, function calls, garbage collection, disk IO, system-call,…

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How to Correctly Frame and Calculate Latency SLOs

As more companies transform into service-centric, “always on” environments, they are implementing Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles like Service Level Objectives (SLOs). SLOs are an agreement on an acceptable level…

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Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Setting and Measuring Latency SLOs

Setting and measuring latency Service Level Objectives (SLOs) is a critical responsibility for engineers monitoring the performance and health of their applications and systems. SLOs are an agreement on an…

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4 Characteristics of Monitoring Essential to Implementing DevOps

In the new world of rapid releases, continuous change, and increasingly high user expectations, more organizations are embracing DevOps. One of the primary drivers for adopting DevOps is speed —…

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Histograms, Patents, Open Source, and the Industry

Histograms (specifically the persistence of detailed information about the distributions of sampled data) have become increasingly important in the monitoring and observability industry. They are powerful tools that afford robust…

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On Job Scheduling

When most people think of job scheduling, they consider all sorts of things. Container orchestration, serverless allocation, batch job running… all of these all qualify. In highly concurrent systems, it…

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