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.
Since we make the collection of data super simple with self-service and open source standards, it means our users continue sending us more and more of the stuff. We support monitoring all layers of your service, including host, application and business metrics. While you need as much information as possible about how your online service is performing, you can soon end up drowning in data, making it hard to know what you have, let alone gain any valuable insights.
In my last blog post ‘Monitoring Riak’ I mentioned that I’d probably write about how to monitor RabbitMQ next. But that seemed very much like repetition and quite frankly it would probably have been boring. So I thought I’d do a higher level post about collecting metrics in general.