Category Archives: Engineering

Effective Management of High Volume Numeric Data with Histograms

How do you capture and organize billions of measurements per second such that you can answer a rich set of […]

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Circonus On The Raspberry Pi

There are a lot of interesting monitoring tasks, that can be facilitated with a Raspberry Pi (e.g. here, there). Circonus […]

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Thank you, ZFS

If you’ve had a technical conversation with anyone at Circonus, there are very likely two technologies that came up: ZFS […]

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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 […]

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System Monitoring with the USE Dashboard

The USE method was developed by Brendan Gregg to study performance problems in a systematic way.1 It provides a simple, top-down […]

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Post-Mortem 2017.1.12.1

TL;DR: Some users received spurious false alerts for approximately 30 minutes, starting at 2017-01-12 22:10 UTC. It is our assessment […]

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COSI:Postgres

A few months ago we announced the availability Circonus One Step Install (COSI) to introduce a very fast way to […]

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Time, but Faster

Every once in awhile, you find yourself in a rabbit hole, unsure of where you are or what time it […]

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Percentages Aren’t People

This is a story about an engineering group celebrating success when it shouldn’t be… and their organization buying into it. […]

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What’s new in JLog?

There is a class of problems in systems software that require guaranteed delivery of data from one stage of processing […]

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