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High Volume Ingest

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 "past time stamps" (even if they're often just a few milliseconds...

UI Redesign FAQ

Today, the Circonus team is releasing the first round of our new User Interface changes. Since we started developing Circonus 7 years ago, we’ve worked with many customers in different spaces with different needs. Our team talked with many engineers about how they...

The Circonus Istio Mixer Adapter

Here at Circonus, we have a long heritage of open source software involvement. So when we saw that Istio provided a well designed interface to syndicate service telemetry via adapters, we knew that a Circonus adapter would be a natural fit. Istio has been designed to...

Video: Math in Big Systems

Every year the esteemed Usenix organization holds their LISA conference. LISA has transformed slowly over the years as systems, architectures, and the nature of large-scale deployments have changed, but this year represented the largest change to date. "The format of...

Alerting on disk space the right way.

Most people that alert on disk space use an arbitrary threshold, such as "notify me when my disk is 85% full." Most people then get alerted, spend an hour trying to delete things, and update their rule to "notify me when my disk is 86% full." Sounds dumb, right? I've...

A New Day for Navigation and Search

Today we finally rolled out the new navigation menu and search bar that we've been working on for a while. We had been getting feedback on the poor usability of the old horizontal menu system and knew that a "pain point" had been reached—it was time to revisit how we...

Blueprints – Graphing made easy

Introducing Blueprints Today I’d like to introduce a new Circonus feature we’re calling Blueprints. Blueprints is a way to effortlessly create reusable graphs that can be used to visualize any host where the data you’re collecting is similar. In the modern age of...

AWS Cloudwatch Support

This month we pushed native Cloudwatch support - any metric that you have in Cloudwatch can now be added to graphs and dashboards, and alerts can be created for them. Auto Scaling (AWS/AutoScaling) AWS Billing (AWS/Billing) Amazon DynamoDB (AWS/DynamoDB) Amazon...