The Blog. From Circonus

Thank you, ZFS

Thank you, ZFS

If you’ve had a technical conversation with anyone at Circonus, there are very likely two technologies that came up: ZFS and DTrace. While we love DTrace, ZFS has literally changed our world and made some personal “whoopsies” out of what could have been otherwise...

Some Like It Flat

JSON rules the world, much to our collective chagrin. I’ve mentioned before the atrocious shortcomings of JSON as a format and I feel deeply saddened that the format has taken the world by storm. However, it is here and we must cope… but not always. Like every other...

Site Maintenance Oct 23rd, 2017 10:00 EDT

We will be performing site wide maintenance on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at 10:00am EDT (14:00 UTC). This maintenance is expected to last 15 minutes. During this window, the UI and API will be unavailable as we fail over to a new primary datacenter. This maintenance...

Pully McPushface

The Argument for Connectivity Agnosticism It’s about push vs. pull... but it shouldn’t be. There has been a lot of heated debate on whether pushing telemetry data from systems or pulling that data from systems is better. If you’re just hearing about this argument now,...

What’s new in JLog?

Introduction There is a class of problems in systems software that require guaranteed delivery of data from one stage of processing to the next stage of processing. In database systems, this usually involves a WAL file and a commit process that moves data from the WAL...

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 very specific ideas about how they want their onboarding process to work. Since then, we’ve found that many more customers aren’t sure where...

Circonus Instrumentation Packs

In our Circonus Labs public github repo, we have started a project called Circonus Instrumentation Packs, or CIP. This is a series of libraries to make it even easier to submit telemetry data from your application. Currently there are CIP directories for go, java,...

Discovering circonusvi

Folks who know Circonus and use it regularly for operations also know that its API is an important part of efficient management for your monitoring facility. For example, after building out a new datacenter with our SaaS application, we wanted to apply tagging to our...

Graph Hover Lock

A new feature to help make sense of graphs with multiple data points When visualizing your data, you may often want to compare multiple data points on a single graph. You may even want to compare a metric across a dozen machines, but a graph with more then two or...