How Uber Monitors 4,000 Microservices

With 4,000 proprietary microservices and a growing number of open source systems that needed to be monitored, by late 2014 Uber was outgrowing its usage of Graphite and Nagios for metrics. They evaluated several technologies, including Atlas and OpenTSDB, but the fact that a growing number of open source systems were adding native support for […]

Optimising Prometheus 2.6.0 Memory Usage with pprof

There have been some reportsthat compaction was causing larger memory spikes than was desirable. I dug into this and improved it for Prometheus 2.6.0, so let’s see how. Firstly I wrote a test setup that created some samples for 100k time series, in a way that would require compaction. It would be nice to get […]

Monitoring Kubernetes, part 1: the challenges + data sources

Our industry has long been relying on microservice-based architecture to deliver software faster and safer. The advent and ubiquity of microservices naturally paved the way for container technology, empowering us to rethink how we build and deploy our applications. Docker exploded onto the scene in 2013, and, for companies focusing on modernizing their infrastructure and […]