The Circonus Blog

Rapid Resolution With The Right Tools
Here at Circonus, we obviously monitor our infrastructure with the Circonus platform. However, there are many types of monitoring, and
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LuaJIT and the Illumos VM
I’m about to dive into some esoteric stuff, so be warned. We use LuaJIT extensively throughout most of our product
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The Uphill Battle for Visibility
In 2011, Circonus released a feature that revolutionized the way people could observe systems. We throw around the word “histogram”
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Percentages Aren’t People
This is a story about an engineering group celebrating success when it shouldn’t be… and their organization buying into it.
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Understanding API Latencies
Today’s Internet is powered by APIs. Tomorrow’s will be even more so. Without a pretty UI or a captivating experience,
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Pully McPushface
The Argument for Connectivity Agnosticism Turning the corner It’s about push vs. pull… but it shouldn’t be. There has been
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What’s new in JLog?
There is a class of problems in systems software that require guaranteed delivery of data from one stage of processing
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Circonus One Step Install
Introducing Quick and Simple Onboarding with C:OSI When we started developing Circonus 6 years ago, we found many customers had
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Circonus Instrumentation Packs
In our Circonus Labs public github repo, we have started a project called Circonus Instrumentation Packs, or CIP. This is
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Discovering circonusvi
Folks who know Circonus and use it regularly for operations also know that its API is an important part of
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Graph Hover Lock
A new feature to help make sense of graphs with multiple data points When visualizing your data, you may often
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Advanced Search Builder
Last year, changes on the backend allowed Circonus to make significant improvements to our search capability. Now, we’ve added an
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The New Grid View – Instant Graphs on the Metrics Page
We just added a new feature to the UI which displays a graph for every metric in your account. While
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Show Me the Data
Avoid spike erosion with Percentile – and Histogram – Aggregation It has become common wisdom that the lossy process of
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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with Jez Humble
Jez Humble is a lecturer at U.C. Berkeley, and co-author of the Jolt Award-winning Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through
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ACM – Testing a Distributed System
I want to sing the praises of one of our lead engineers, Phil Maddox, for authoring a very interesting paper,
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The Future of Monitoring: Q&A with John Allspaw
John Allspaw is CTO at Etsy. John has worked in systems operations for over 14 years in biotech, government, and
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Hallway Track: The Future of Monitoring
I’ve been in this “Internet industry” since around 1997. That doesn’t make me the first on the stage, but I’ve
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Case for a Broader, Deeper, Coordinated Approach to Monitoring Your Business
Effective monitoring is essential for running a successful web business. It improves business performance by accelerating response to issues and
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Distributed Systems Testing or Why My Hair Is Falling Out
Here at Circonus, our infrastructure is highly distributed. Many of the functions of Circonus are distinct systems that communicate with
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