Understanding service latencies via TCP analysis

Latency is the root of all that is evil on the Internet… or so the saying goes. CPUs get faster, storage gets cheaper, IOPS are more plentiful, yet we feeble…

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Sometimes you just need a different hammer

Circonus has a lot of powerful tools inside, but as anyone who has worked with real data knows: if you can’t get your data out into the tool you need,…

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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…

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What’s in a number?

Numbers, numbers, numbers; we’re all about numbers here at Circonus. We have trillions of data points which we feed into a slew of algorithms and processes to help our users…

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Lost In Translation

For more than ten years, OmniTI has been making large-scale critical Internet infrastructure work. It is, obviously, not black magic or voodoo. Perhaps not so obviously, it is not technical…

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Past Performance: does this look right to you?

If you are like me, you look at a lot of data. I look at data in spreadsheets, I look at data on P&L statements, I look at term sheets,…

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