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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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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