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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High Volume Ingest

Like it or not, high-volume time series databases face one relentless challenge: ingestion. Unlike many other databases, TSDBs tend to record things that have already happened. Records are inserted with…

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Thank you, ZFS

If you’ve had a technical conversation with anyone at Circonus, there are very likely two technologies that came up: ZFS and DTrace. While we love DTrace, ZFS has literally changed our…

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Some Like It Flat

JSON rules the world, much to our collective chagrin. I’ve mentioned before the atrocious shortcomings of JSON as a format and I feel deeply saddened that the format has taken…

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Systems Monitoring is Ripe for a Revolution

Before we explore systems, let’s talk users. After all, most of our businesses wouldn’t exist without lots of users; users that have decreasing brand loyalty and who value unintrusive, convenient,…

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No, We “Fixed the Glitch”

If you haven’t seen the movie Office Space, you should do so at your earliest convenience. As with the new TV comedy, “Silicon Valley,” Mike Judge hits far too close…

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