The Trade Desk recently moved from an old monitoring system based on Nagios, Graphite, and a number of homegrown pieces of software, to something more standard, based on Prometheus. SRE Patrick O’Brien talked about the lessons they learned along the way.
Quality assurance is a priority at Evolution Gaming, the world leader in live casino gaming, and as Andrejs Kalnacs, Lead Software Developer in Test, said during his GrafanaCon EU talk in March, Grafana has been a game changer.
At GrafanaCon EU, we gathered representatives of the Graphite, Prometheus, InfluxDB, and Timescale projects in the hopes of starting a spirited conversation about the current state of Time Series Databases. They didn’t disappoint!
With 5,000 engineers, 325,000 customers running its software, 2 data centers fully owned and operated, 200 node sites around the world, and a diverse architecture developed over almost four decades, Bloomberg has that many reasons to be committed to monitoring.
A water and energy innovation company founded in 2005, Natel Energy builds hydropower turbines and designs resilient and distributed hydropower systems. In his talk at GrafanaCon EU, Natel Developer Ryan McKinley gave us a fascinating look at how the company is using Grafana to help run these next-generation power plants.
Last November we held the second GrafanaCon. This time it was actually a real conference and not a glorified meetup (like GrafanaCon 2015). It was a full two day conference, with over 200 attendees, 10 sponsors, 30 talks covering a diverse set of topics from the Grafana ecosystem & user community. We also had an awesome and unique venue aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum which is an aircraft carrier that has been converted into a museum highlighting US naval and air force history (it also has the spaceship Enterprise on board).
I know many are awaiting the next Grafana release, which will include the long anticipated alerting feature along with many other improvements. Besides data visualization, we hope alerting will be a fundamental feature in Grafana; a feature that will continue to evolve and improve for many years. That is why we have really taken the time get the design of the alert rule model and execution engine as solid and future proof as possible.