Category Archives: Engineering

On Job Scheduling

When most people think of job scheduling, they consider all sorts of things. Container orchestration, serverless allocation, batch job running… […]

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Tuning AWS EC2 instances with CloudWatch metric analysis

What happens when cloud-based application infrastructure slows down? Twelve years ago, I attended a meetup at the San Francisco Perl […]

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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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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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