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High Volume Ingest

High Volume Ingest

Like it or not, high-volume time series databases face one relentless challenge: ingestion. Unlike many other databases, TSDBs tend to record things that have already happened. Records are inserted with "past time stamps" (even if they're often just a few milliseconds...

UI Redesign FAQ

Today, the Circonus team is releasing the first round of our new User Interface changes. Since we started developing Circonus 7 years ago, we’ve worked with many customers in different spaces with different needs. Our team talked with many engineers about how they...

The Circonus Istio Mixer Adapter

Here at Circonus, we have a long heritage of open source software involvement. So when we saw that Istio provided a well designed interface to syndicate service telemetry via adapters, we knew that a Circonus adapter would be a natural fit. Istio has been designed to...

Show Me the Data

Avoid spike erosion with Percentile - and Histogram - Aggregation It has become common wisdom that the lossy process of averaging measurements leads to all kinds of problems when measuring performance of services (see Schlossnagle2015,  Ugurlu2013,  Schwarz2015,...

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, Testing a Distributed System, which was published in Communications of the ACM, Vol. 58 No. 9. A brief excerpt follows: "Distributed systems can be especially...

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 had a very wide set of experiences: from deep within the commercial software world to the front lines of open source and from the smallest startup sites to...