Join our sessions on Prometheus and Cortex at PromCon Online

Published: 14 Jul 2020 RSS

PromCon Online – the conference dedicated to the Prometheus monitoring system – kicks off today at 15:45 UTC. You can register (it’s free) and watch the sessions here.

Three Grafana Labs team members will be giving talks. Please tune in!

Sharing Is Caring: Leveraging Open Source to Improve Cortex & Thanos

Wednesday, July 15 @ 17:15 UTC

Grafana Labs’ Marco Pracucci (Cortex maintainer) and Red Hat’s Bartłomiej Płotka (Thanos co-author) join forces to talk about how the two potentially competing CNCF projects have built a tight collaboration over the years. Originally designed with totally different approaches to the same goal of scaling Prometheus, the two projects started to learn from and even influence each other – thanks to open source.

TSDB: Year in Review

Thursday, July 16 @ 16:30 UTC

Prometheus maintainer Ganesh Vernekar gives an overview of the improvements and optimizations to TSDB, the Prometheus storage engine, made over the past year. These include: isolation, memory mapping of head chunks, and memory optimizations for loading blocks and compaction.

The Future of Prometheus and Its Ecosystem

Thursday, July 16 @ 17:15 UTC

Prometheus maintainer Richard ‘RichiH’ Hartmann will walk through what has happened since last PromCon, what’s in the immediate future, what last week’s Prometheus dev summit resulted in, and what that means for the ecosystem around Prometheus.

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Here’s a tutorial for setting up the first two integrations for the Grafana Cloud Agent.
Ganesh maintains the Prometheus storage engine, TSDB.
Here’s a closer look at the new Prometheus feature of memory-mapping of in-memory chunks.

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Hiya migrated to Grafana Cloud to cut costs and gain control over its metrics

To scale Prometheus, says Senior Software Engineer Jake Utley, Grafana Cloud was ‘the most in line with what we wanted to accomplish.’

"We wanted the ability to look at our own information and understand it from top to bottom."
– Dan Sabath, Senior Software Engineer, Hiya

How Cortex helped REWE digital ensure stability while scaling grocery delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cortex’s horizontal scaling has been crucial; reads and writes increased significantly, and the platform was able to handle the added load.

"We wanted a software-as-a-service approach, with just one team that provides Cortex, which can be used by all the teams within the company."
– Martin Schneppenheim, Cloud Platform Engineer, REWE digital

How Gojek is leveraging Cortex to keep up with its ever-growing scale

Gojek’s Lens monitoring system has 40+ tenants, for which Cortex handles about 1.2 million samples per second.

"The goal is to make sure that whenever a new service or team is created, they automatically get onboarded to the monitoring platform."
– Ankit Goel, Product Engineer, Gojek