The Circonus Blog

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
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Our Monitoring Tools are Lying to Us
I posted the article below to LinkedIn a few weeks back. Since it was relatively popular and relevant to the Circonus
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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
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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
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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%
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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.
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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
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AWS Cloudwatch Support
This month we pushed native Cloudwatch support – any metric that you have in Cloudwatch can now be added to
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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.
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Exploring Keynote XML Data Pulse
I’ll be the first to admit that the Circonus service can be somewhat intimidating. Sometimes it is hard to puzzle
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Monitoring Elasticsearch
With the much anticipated announcement of the Elasticsearch 1.0.0 release, we thought we’d mention that several of the features that
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Ways to Collect Systems Data in Circonus
When you decide to monitor your systems with Circonus, there’s quite a few options on how to collect your metrics.
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Tags: A Long Time Coming
Ok, we know a lot of you have been asking for tags in Circonus for a long time. Well, they’re
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Customizable Alerts and Ruleset Groups
Today we are releasing two new features to make your on-call life easier. Customizable Alerts Our default format was created
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Understanding service latencies via TCP analysis
Latency is the root of all that is evil on the Internet… or so the saying goes. CPUs get faster,
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Manage Metrics with circonus-cmi
As an environment grows, so does the headache of managing checks and metrics. Every new machine and cluster node requires
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On the Move: Circonus Mobile
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here: a Circonus that’s optimized for low-resolution devices like your smartphone
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What’s New Q1 2013 Edition
Navigation and URL Changes I’ll start this update talking about the most obvious changes to the UI, which is our
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Web Application Stat Collection with Node.js and Circonus
Collecting and carefully monitoring statistics is an essential practice for catching and debugging issues early, as well as minimizing degraded
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Interacting with Circonus through your text editor – circonusvi
I’m a big fan of command line tools for many tasks. There are just some tasks that can be done
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