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Meet the Grafana Labs team: Prometheus maintainer Ganesh Vernekar

26 Jun 2020 2 min read

After five years leading the development of Cortex, Grafana Labs is no longer contributing to this project. In March 2022, we launched Grafana Mimir, an open source long-term storage for Prometheus that lets you scale to 1 billion metrics and beyond. To learn more, please read the read the TSDB announcement blog and visit the Grafana Mimir page.
30 Mar 2022

As Grafana Labs continues to grow, we’d like you to get to know our team members. Check out the latest of our Friday team profiles.

Meet Ganesh!

Name: Ganesh Vernekar

Ganesh Vernekar
Software Engineer Ganesh Vernekar

Current location/time zone

I work from India, GMT+0530. To narrow it down, a town called Dharwad in Karnataka state.

What do you do at Grafana Labs?

I contribute to Prometheus and Cortex OSS as part of my job. Grafana Labs was very small, and I saw a big potential to grow exponentially straight out of college working with awesome folks. Also, it has heavily invested in Prometheus land. So it was a natural choice for me to join the team and continue my Prometheus journey. :)

What open source projects do you contribute to?

Prometheus and Cortex mostly, and Thanos sometimes. Recently I added m-mapping of head chunks in Prometheus. Following that, I am working on snapshotting head chunks on shutdown in Prometheus for faster restarts. I am also working on the new blocks storage in Cortex, which includes optimizing many things in upstream Prometheus. :)

What are your GitHub and Twitter handles?

codesome on GitHub and @_codesome on Twitter.

What do you like to do in your free time?

This is always changing. Photography experiments (old (when in high school), ~new, most proud), movies (lockdown boredom), some reading (not much of a reader, trying it out), “nothing,” researching about interesting topics, etc. And when I get a chance, travel. :)

What do you do to get “in the zone” when you work?

Loud music (not ear-tearing), especially EDMish.

What’s the best part of your job?

Everything? :) Awesome folks, open source, challenging problems, globally connected, super flexible timings.

What’s the last thing you binge-watched?

Re-watched all 8 Harry Potter movies very recently. :)