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Performance Monitoring Comparison: Build vs. Buy Using a performance monitoring system that you built yourself? You are not alone!  Many organizations monitor their applications and IT infrastructure with a bolted-together and often incompatible assortment of tools.  With larger organizations this can number to a dozen or more different tools.  Seriously.  Build vs. Buy, Do-It-Yourself (DIY), homegrown, in-house, Not Invented Here (NIH) - there are almost as many terms to describe this approach as there are products to do the monitoring. There's a good chance you're using tools like Statsd, Graphite, Nagios and others to stay on top of things.  But that's a LOT of work.  And why spend all the time doing all that work yourself?  Life, as we all know, is too short.  Is glueing together N tools or building yet another custom monitoring tool really a good use of (y)our ... (more)

Kafka 0.8.2 Monitoring Support By @Sematext | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Kafka 0.8.2 Monitoring Support SPM Performance Monitoring is the first Apache Kafka monitoring tool to support Kafka 0.8.2.  Here are all the details: Shiny, New Kafka Metrics Kafka 0.8.2 has a pile of new metrics for all three main Kafka components: Producers, Brokers, and Consumers.  Not only does it have a lot of new metrics, the whole metrics part of Kafka has been redone — we worked closely with Kafka developers for several weeks to bring order and structure to all Kafka metrics and make them easy to collect, parse and interpret. We could list all the Kafka metrics you can g... (more)

Top Node.js Metrics to Watch | @ThingsExpo #APM #IoT #Nodejs #BigData

Top Node.js Metrics to Watch by Stefan Thies Monitoring Node.js Applications has special challenges. The dynamic nature of the language provides many “opportunities” for developers to produce memory leaks, and a single function blocking the event queue can have a huge impact on the overall application performance. Parallel execution of jobs is done using multiple worker processes using the “cluster” functionality to take full advantage of multi-core CPUs – but the master and worker processes belong to a single application, which means that they should be monitored together. Let’... (more)

Monitoring Kafka on Docker Cloud By @Sematext | @DevOpsSummit #Cloud #DevOps

Monitoring Kafka on Docker Cloud By Stefan Thies For those of you using Apache Kafka and Docker Cloud or considering it, we’ve got a Sematext user case study for your reading pleasure. In this use case, Ján Antala, a Software Engineer in the DevOps Team at @pygmalios, talks about the business and technical needs that drove their decision to use Docker Cloud, how they are using Docker Cloud, and how their Docker and Kafka monitoring is done. Pygmalios – Future of data-driven retail. Pygmalios helps companies monitor how customers and staff interact in real-time. Our retail analy... (more)

Five Steps to #MeteorJS Monitoring | @DevOpsSummit @Sematext #JavaScript

Five Steps to MeteorJS Monitoring By Stefan Thies Meteor is a full-stack JavaScript platform for developing modern web and mobile applications. It includes developer tools, websockets, MongoDB integration, and a package manager.  Atmosphere.js is the Meteor package manager.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t list many Meteor monitoring solutions. Luckily, thanks to the Meteor npm integration, it is possible to use npm packages for monitoring Meteor apps with npm based monitoring solutions, such as SPM for Node.js monitoring.  SPM for Node.js collects key Node.js metrics such as Event Lo... (more)