The Problem with Math: Why Your Monitoring Solution is Wrong

Math is perfect – the most perfect thing in the world. The problem with math is that it is perpetrated by us imperfect humans. Circonus has long aimed to bring…

Underneath Clean Data: Avoiding Rot

When many people talk about clean data, they are referring to data that was collected in a controlled and rigorous process where bad inputs are avoided. Dirty data has samples…

One-Minute-Resolution Data Storage is Here!

Have you noticed your graphs looking better? Zoom in. Notice more detail? That’s what our switch from 5 to 1-minute-resolution data storage has done for our SaaS customers. Couple that with…

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…

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…

JSON Over HTTP – Data Collection Made Simple

At Circonus, one of our goals is to try to make it as easy as possible to monitor your data. One of the ways we do this is to allow…