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A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity

March 25, 2019

How does a Prometheus Summary work?

We looked previously at the counter and gauge, how does the Prometheus summary work?

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February 27, 2017

Label Lookups and the Child

The Prometheus client library guidelines recommend having a Child be returned via labels(). Why?

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December 26, 2016

How does a Prometheus Gauge work?

We looked previously at the counter, how does the Prometheus gauge work?

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April 8, 2016

How does a Prometheus Counter work?

There are four standard types of metric in Prometheus instrumentation: Gauge, Counter, Summary and Histogram. Today we'll have a look at the principles around Counters, and how Prometheus differs from other monitoring systems.

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