AWS announced their own managed time series database service at re:invent last week. I’m curious how things are going to shake out with CloudWatch also being a service they provide. If all you want is a place to store your time series data and you’re using other services for dashboards, alerting, and whatnot, then Timestream is probably the right answer. Amusingly, most people I know are using CloudWatch for exactly that: just a place for metrics to go where some other tools suck in the data.
And for those of you in GCP, here’s a rundown of how Stackdriver works.
I absolutely love it when Nick Craver writes up these posts about Stack Exchange. They’re always incredibly detailed and interesting.
Now this is exciting.
This is neat: using some code running on CloudFlare Workers, you can directly send log events to pretty much anywhere (eg ELK) in real-time.
One of the most common ways to scale and manage time series ingestion is to put Kafka in front. That’s pretty much the pattern for most SaaS monitoring solutions and every large-scale in-house monitoring system I’ve seen. So, with that, here’s an article about Pinterest’s Kafka setup.
Fantastic Metrics and Where to Find Them: ActiveMQ Edition.
I’m a huge fan of the folks at the United Kingdom’s Government Digital Services group and the work they’re doing to modernize government services–something that directly impacts the lives of citizens, residents, and visitors. This article talks about their monitoring and alerting.
Realllllly good talks in here. Sad I missed this event now.
That’s next week! Co-located with KubeCon and CloudNativeCon, so it’s gonna be extra-awesome.
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— Mike (@mike_julian)
Monitoring Weekly Editor