The Circonus Blog

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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Introducing Leo – A tool to automatically setup & configure NAD!
Leo is an extension to the NAD (Node Agent Daemon) client which will automatically create a check, a set of
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Metrics from Custom Apps…Easy!
Many developers are looking for a platform to which they can send arbitrary data from their custom applications to collect
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Video: Architecture of a Distributed Analytics/Storage Engine for Massive Time-Series Data
The numerical analysis of time-series data isn’t new. The scale of today’s problems is. With millions of concurrent data streams,
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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
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Wrangling Elephants in the Cloud
Yonah Russ is a hands-on Technology Executive, System Architect, and Performance Engineer. He is founder of DonateMyFee. You can read
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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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