Latency SLOs Done Right

In their excellent SLO-workshop at SRECon2018 (program) Liz Fong-Jones, Kristina Bennett and Stephen Thorne (Google) presented some best practice examples for Latency SLI/SLOs. At Circonus we care deeply about measuring latency and…

TSDBs at Scale – Part Two

This is the second half of a two-part series focusing on the challenges of Time Series Databases (TSDBs) at scale. This half focuses on the challenges of balancing read vs.…

TSDBs at Scale – Part One

This two-part series examines the technical challenges of Time Series Databases (TSDBs) at scale. Like relational databases, TSDBs have certain technical challenges at scale, especially when the dataset becomes too…

Monitoring DevOps: Where are we now? [Infographic]

Our first DevOps & Monitoring Survey was conducted at ChefConf 2015. This year, we’ve created an infographic based on the facts and figures from our 2018 Monitoring DevOps Survey. The…

A Guide To Service Level Objectives, Part 1: SLOs & You

Four steps to ensure that you hit your targets – and learn from your successes. This is the first in a multi-part series about Service Level Objectives. The second part…

Air Quality Sensors and IoT Systems Monitoring

2017 was a bad year for fires in California. The Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County in October destroyed whole neighborhoods and sent toxic smoke south through most of the San…