StatsD, Tags and Outlyer

Posted by : Steven Acreman | monitoring | 0 Comments

PLEASE NOTE:  in February 2017, we rebranded and changed our name from Dataloop.IO to Outlyer. Our agent is still called “dataloop agent”, and relevant code reflects the old name (Dataloop) as well. Thank you for your patience as we update everything.

We had a request today from one of our customers to look into supporting tags on StatsD metrics in Outlyer. The answer was so surprisingly easy I thought I'd do a blog post about it.

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Top 10 Time Series Databases

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Dalmatimer DB | 26 Comments

Databases are a crazy topic and it seems everyone has an opinion. The trouble is that opinions are like belly buttons: just because everyone has one it doesn’t mean they are useful for anything.

With that in mind, I decided to pen a magnum opus of my own opinions. Something I can point people to next time someone asks 'have you tried X'? 

Disclaimer: Outlyer helps build DalmatinerDB, so there is a massive conflict of interest.

First Publication Date: 26th August 2016

Last Updated: 28th August 2016


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Cool new stuff in the Outlyer Grafana 3.0 plugin

Posted by : Steven Acreman | monitoring | 0 Comments

We've been making our Grafana 3.0 plugin better so here's a list of the new things. They work in Outlyer today and most of this work benefits the DalmatinerDB open source database. We're aiming to polish up the Linux packages and docs for that by the end of this month.

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Hosted Prometheus

Posted by : Steven Acreman | monitoring | 0 Comments

The pull based architecture of Prometheus makes it quite hard to build a SaaS offering around it. Not many people will be either willing or able to open ports over the internet for scraping metrics. Equally, businesses based around running entire environments per customer fall more traditionally under managed services.

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New Features (June and July 2016)

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Product Updates | 0 Comments

February 2017 update: Screenshots in this blog post carry our old name and brand, Dataloop.IO. All product functionality has remained the same. Thank you for understanding.

It has been two months since the last update blog. Everyone has been busy laying the foundation for supporting dimensional metrics with Prometheus being our first supported format.

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Outlyer now supports Prometheus metrics

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Product Updates | 0 Comments

February 2017 update: Screenshots in this blog post carry our old name and brand, Dataloop.IO. All product functionality has remained the same. Thank you for understanding.

Hot on the tails of the V1.0 Prometheus launch, we've extended Outlyer to support the rich metric format exposed by the Prometheus exporters.

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Annotations

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Product Updates | 0 Comments

Today we released the first version of annotations. You can use annotations to post events into Dataloop that are useful when diagnosing issues on dashboards. For example you could post an annotation when you deploy a new version of your software, or run configuration management on a server.

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New Features (May 2016)

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Product Updates, monitoring, Dataloop.IO, new features, Alerts | 0 Comments

Lots of updates this month including a rewritten alerts system, auto discovery, private packs, wildcard metric support and a bunch more of small changes.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monitoring Microservices

Posted by : David Gildeh | DevOps Wisdom, monitoring, Microservices, DevOps | 1 Comment

 

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Alerts Version 2

Posted by : Steven Acreman | Product Updates, monitoring, Dataloop.IO, Alerts | 0 Comments

The alerting system in Dataloop has undergone a complete overhaul over the past couple of months. Today we've released our Alerts V2.

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