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October 9, 2015

Monitoring Batch Jobs in Python

Prometheus monitoring is usually against on long-lived daemons, but what if you've a batch job that you want to monitor?

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September 21, 2015

Audio Alerting with Prometheus

Prometheus offers integrations with systems like PagerDuty, Email and Hipchat for alert notifications - but what if you want do something that's not supported out of the box? The Alertmanager's generic web hook has got you covered.

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August 19, 2015

Writing JSON Exporters in Python

A common question is is there a way to ingest JSON metrics from a random system into Prometheus? It's not possible to extract useful metrics from an arbitrary JSON blob, so that's not something the can be offered out of the box. However it's easy to write an exporter in Python to produce meaningful metrics.

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