Reliable Insights

A blog on monitoring, scale and operational Sanity

December 21, 2020

Policy is for configuration, not metric names

Metric names are part of a time series's identity, so shouldn't include information unrelated to identity.

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January 16, 2017

Federation, what is it good for?

There's various ways Prometheus federation can be used. To ensure your monitoring is scalable and reliable, let's look at how to best use it.

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August 14, 2015

Scaling and Federating Prometheus

A single Prometheus server can easily handle millions of time series. That's enough for a thousand servers with a thousand time series each scraped every 10 seconds. As your systems scale beyond that, Prometheus can scale too.

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