COVID-19 is Placing Tremendous Strain on Online Services, Making Analytics More Important than Ever in Driving Business Success

The Challenge COVID-19 is impacting nearly every company around the world. While the pandemic is affecting companies in different ways and to different degrees, a commonality many are experiencing is…

Circonus Spring 2020 Release Includes Kubernetes Monitoring Solution

This week, we announced the availability of our Spring 2020 release. The highlight of the release is our Kubernetes monitoring solution, which provides health-based alerting and horizontal pod auto-scaling. Additional…

Monitoring Latency SLOs with Histograms and CAQL

Latency SLOs help us quantify the performance of an API endpoint over a period of time. A typical latency SLO reads as follows: The proportion of valid* requests served over…

Using CAQL to Identify Hosts with Top CPU Usage

A common task that users want to perform when monitoring their infrastructure is to identify their top resource consumers. Although the following techniques can be applied to numerous different resource…

We’re Not Going Back

In a conversation with my sister last week, I was musing whether we would go back to shaking hands in the aftermath of the coronavirus and in general what the…

Percentile Aggregation with Histograms and CAQL

Percentiles are commonly used for measuring statistics, particularly when analyzing things like latency. Unfortunately, people frequently get tripped up when they want to take multiple percentiles and aggregate them. For…