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,…

Three Common Challenges to Monitoring StatsD and How to Tackle Them

StatsD is a key unifying protocol and set of tools for collecting application metrics and gaining visibility into the performance of applications. StatsD as a protocol was created by Etsy…

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…

Redfin Implements Circonus to Scale its Monitoring, Reduce Costs, and Improve Accuracy of StatsD Analysis

Over 90% of Redfin’s metric data will be represented in Circonus’ log linear OpenHistograms, which will reduce their metric footprint by 50-60%. We’re pleased to announce today that Redfin, the…

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…

New Dashboard Builder Now Available to Circonus Customers

We recently announced the development of our new dashboard builder and associated release of several new turnkey service dashboards. The new dashboard builder provides a vastly improved user experience, enabling…