KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America Preview: Come See Grafana Labs in San Diego!

Published: 22 Oct 2019 RSS

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon is headed back to North America next month, and Grafana Labs team members will be among the thousands of cloud native enthusiasts gathered at the San Diego Convention Center. It’s not too late to join us; you can still register.

Here’s where you will find Grafana Labs team members during the conference:


Tuesday, Nov. 19 @ 10:55 Blazin’ Fast PromQL: PromQL, the Prometheus query language, is a concise, powerful, and increasingly popular language for querying time series data. But PromQL queries can take a long time when they have to consider >100k series and months of data. Grafana Labs’ Tom Wilkie will present a series of techniques employed by Cortex for accelerating PromQL queries, and show how you can use this technology to get these improvements with Thanos and Prometheus.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 10:55 Performance Tuning and Day 2 Operations for Cortex: Cortex contributor Goutham Veeramachaneni will cover Day 2 operations for this distributed version of Prometheus: capacity planning, query performance debugging, and general health monitoring.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 2:25 Cloud Native Architecture: Monoliths or Microservices?: Goutham and fellow Grafanista Ed Welch will address one common problem with microservices, a complicated configuration and deployment, and present a solution to this problem that’s being used in Thanos, Loki, and Cortex: a single binary app that can act as a monolith but can also be scaled as microservices.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 3:20 How to Include Latency in SLO-Based Alerting: Grafana Labs team member and Prometheus maintainer Björn “Beorn” Rabenstein breaks down how to apply the principles of “The Site Reliability Workbook” to latency-based SLOs in Prometheus.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 4:25 Intro: Prometheus: Grafana Labs’ Ganesh Vernekar and Fastly’s Matt Layher give a primer on Prometheus: its multi-dimensional data model, powerful query language, integrations with many aspects of systems and service monitoring, and advantages over traditional monitoring systems.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 @ 4:25 Debugging Live Applications the Kubernetes Way: Grafana Labs’ Joe Elliott will give a live demo of a straightforward, Kubernetes-native way to begin debugging applications from a sidecar, which offers a low-impact way of profiling applications without installing packages or making messy changes to your nodes.

In the Sponsor Showcase

Grafana Labs Booth will be located at SE22 in the Sponsor Showcase. Stop by and say hi to Tom, Goutham, Ed, Björn, Joe, Ganesh, David Kaltschmidt, and Cyril Tovena from the engineering team.

Prometheus Booth will also be located in the Sponsor Showcase. Goutham, Ganesh, Björn, Tom, and Callum Styan from Grafana Labs will be available to talk about what’s new in the Prometheus project.

Request a Meeting with our sales team to find out more about our products, Grafana Enterprise and Grafana Cloud, by signing up here.

We hope to see you in San Diego!

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