A (mostly) non-technical introduction
Graphite for
business users
“What is measured improves”
Peter Drucker
the big picture
statsd
graphite newrelic
others

alerting
dashboards
A library that allows us to measure
what happens in our code
statsd
Add numbers to a particular metric
counters
counters
# of emails sent
# of “yes” clicks
examples
Measure time spent between two
moments
timers
timers
recommendation algorithm response time
interest auto-complete response time
examples
The instantaneous value of something.
gauges
Definition from http://codahale.com/codeconf-2011-04-09-metrics-metrics-every...
gauges
online users
total # of circulating tokens
examples
keep in mind that...
metrics can be aggregated
counters.email.opens.daily_match.template_103.count
counters.email.opens.da...
keep in mind that...
metrics can be calculated (more on
this later...)
A real-time charting application for
time-series data
Graphite
Graphite
whisper
carbon
webapp
demo time
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A short introduction to Graphite and other components that feed data into it, from the point of view of a business user.

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  1. 1. A (mostly) non-technical introduction Graphite for business users
  2. 2. “What is measured improves” Peter Drucker
  3. 3. the big picture statsd graphite newrelic others  alerting dashboards
  4. 4. A library that allows us to measure what happens in our code statsd
  5. 5. Add numbers to a particular metric counters
  6. 6. counters # of emails sent # of “yes” clicks examples
  7. 7. Measure time spent between two moments timers
  8. 8. timers recommendation algorithm response time interest auto-complete response time examples
  9. 9. The instantaneous value of something. gauges Definition from http://codahale.com/codeconf-2011-04-09-metrics-metrics-everywhere.pdf
  10. 10. gauges online users total # of circulating tokens examples
  11. 11. keep in mind that... metrics can be aggregated counters.email.opens.daily_match.template_103.count counters.email.opens.daily_match.*.count counters.email.opens.*.*.count
  12. 12. keep in mind that... metrics can be calculated (more on this later...)
  13. 13. A real-time charting application for time-series data Graphite
  14. 14. Graphite whisper carbon webapp
  15. 15. demo time

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