Hey folks, welcome to another installment of Monitoring Weekly! Did you write something about monitoring recently? Maybe got an idea rolling around in your head? Send it on over and let the community learn from you. :D
Monitoring News, Articles, and Blog posts
Time Series Database Lectures #4 - Fintan Quill (Kdb+) & Time Series Database Lectures #5 - Edouard Alligand (QuasarDB)
What this article lacks in length it makes up for in impact: the author (very!) concisely shows how they applied monitoring principles learned from the SRE book toward improving their marketing infrastructure, first starting at defining Service Level Indicators (SLIs) and determining Service Level Objectives (SLOs) from there.
I’m a big fan of structured logging so it makes me happy when other people jump aboard and make it easy. This project aims to make structured logging super easy to implement in a number of Ruby-based frameworks (Rails, Sinatra, Rack, and more).
This article takes two things I absolutely love and combines them: community building and monitoring. Measuring engagement levels on forums is an interesting challenge (ask me how I know). Combine that with Discourse’s lack of a proper metrics API (again, ask me how I know) and you end up with hacks like this. A clever method of getting the data, nonetheless though.
See you next week!
– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly editor