Monitoring Architecture with Theo Schlossnagle

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Building a monitoring system is a complex distributed systems problem. Events are produced from different points in an application and must be aggregated in order to form metrics. These events are often ingested by a time series database, which forms the backbone of our monitoring system.

Theo Schlossnagle is the CEO of Circonus, where he has been working on architecting the company’s monitoring software for six years. In this episode, we talk about how to build a monitoring system and the requirements for the underlying time-series database, as well as what monitoring even is.


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