Open source monitoring can be quite confusing for those who haven't spent a lot of time reading about the options. At Dataloop we track the most popular standards and then offer wire compatible endpoints. This helps new customers migrate onto Dataloop with very little effort, it means we don't invent yet another proprietary standard ourselves and it stops vendor lock-in.
My Top10 Open Source Time Series databases blog has been incredibly popular with over 10,000 views and growing. It sat on the front page of Reddit /r/programming for a day or two and we got a bunch of traffic from Hacker News and DBWeekly. The raw data in the spreadsheet that accompanies the blog has been constantly updated ever since by a team of volunteers which now includes some of the database authors.
Today is the culmination of over a years worth of hard work (and significantly more than that for its creator Heinz). We're releasing DalmatinerDB v0.2 which is a free, highly scalable time series database built on top of Riak Core that features an expressive data model and query language.
Databases are a crazy topic and it seems everyone has an opinion. The trouble is that opinions are like belly buttons. Just because everyone has one it doesn’t mean they are useful for anything.
With that in mind I decided to pen a magnum opus of my own opinions. Something I can point people to next time someone asks 'have you tried X'.
Disclaimer: Dataloop helps build DalmatinerDB so there is a massive conflict of interest.
First Publication Date: 26th August 2016
Last Updated: 28th August 2016
We've been making our Grafana 3.0 plugin better so here's a list of the new things. They work in Dataloop.IO today and most of this work benefits the DalmatinerDB open source database. We're aiming to polish up the Linux packages and docs for that by the end of this month.
The pull based architecture of Prometheus makes it quite hard to build a SaaS offering around it. Not many people will be either willing or able to open ports over the internet for scraping metrics. Equally, businesses based around running entire environments per customer fall more traditionally under managed services.
Today we released the first version of annotations. You can use annotations to post events into Dataloop that are useful when diagnosing issues on dashboards. For example you could post an annotation when you deploy a new version of your software, or run configuration management on a server.