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Docker Orchestrations Compared By Stefan Thies Containerized software is riding a wave of growth, according to latest RightScale survey.  At Sematext we see this growth trend via our Docker monitoring adoption and via Sematext Docker Agent popularity on Docker Hub, where it crossed 1M+ pulls line. This rapid rise of containers now makes Docker the top DevOps tool among those included in RightScale survey. Overall Docker adoption surged to 35 percent, while Kubernetes adoption doubled, going from 7% in 2016 to 14% percent. Although Docker helps with DevOps automation around developing, building, packaging, and deploying, container orchestration tools such as Kubernetes, Google GKE, Docker Swarm, Amazon ECS, are still in early phases of adoption.  We recently conducted a Twitter Poll asking: What container orchestration tool do you use today? - Sematext Group, Inc. ... (more)

Account Sharing in SPM, Logsene and Site Search Analytics By @Sematext | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Using Cloud (aka SaaS) applications is natural for most of us — simply sign up with your email, login and then use the service within minutes.  The Cloud works particularly well with consumer-oriented services. Businesses, however, have slightly different needs. Up until now, Sematext Apps offered only App sharing.  For instance, if you had an SPM App for monitoring your Elasticsearch cluster, another SPM App for monitoring Spark, and a Logsene App where you shipped all your logs, you could invite one or more of your teammates to each one of those apps separately, and give them ... (more)

X-Pack Alternatives

People love Splunk. But not its price. So people are always on a lookout for a good Splunk alternative. Many of those people migrated from Splunk to ELK Stack or Hosted ELK Stack solutions like Logsene. The situation with Elastic X-Pack is similar. It’s a nice package of tools bundled with professional services, but quite pricey. So naturally, people again look for X-Pack alternatives.  Luckily, there are a number of alternatives for each X-Pack component.  Let’s unpack the X-Pack and see what X-Pack alternatives are available as either open source tools, commercial alternatives,... (more)

Top @Docker Metrics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #AI #CD #Monitoring

Container Monitoring: Top Docker Metrics to Watch By Stefan Thies Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more unde... (more)

Node.js and io.js Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Node.js and io.js Monitoring Support By Stefan Thies Node.js and io.js are increasingly being used to run JavaScript on the server side for many types of applications, such as websites, real-time messaging and controllers for small devices with limited resources. For DevOps it is crucial to monitor the whole application stack and Node.js is rapidly becoming an important part of the stack in many organizations. Sematext has historically had a strong support for monitoring big data applications such as Elastic (aka Elasticsearch), Cassandra, Solr, Spark, Hadoop, and HBase, as well... (more)