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…

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Show Me the Data

Avoid spike erosion with Percentile – and Histogram – Aggregation It has become common wisdom that the lossy process of averaging measurements┬áleads to all kinds of problems when measuring performance…

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Web Application Stat Collection with Node.js and Circonus

Collecting and carefully monitoring statistics is an essential practice for catching and debugging issues early, as well as minimizing degraded performance and downtime. When running a web service, two of…

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Understanding Data with Histograms

For the last several years, I’ve been speaking about the lies that graphs tell us. We all spend time looking at data, commonly through line graphs, that actually show us…

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