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The Prometheus conference — August 25 - 26 in Berlin

Talk abstract

Alerting in the Prometheus universe

Speaker: Fabian Reinartz

In a Cloud Native infrastructure, failure is normal and expected. The loss of a single node or a dozen hard drives is gracefully handled by the systems running a datacenter and there is no reason to page someone at 4am. This calls for an alerting system that understands service availability at a global scope, yet is still able to give detailed reports if and when there is a service-impacting incident. Prometheus achieves this by defining alerting conditions directly on time series data. The resulting alerts are grouped and aggregated into comprehensive and meaningful notifications.

Fabian will walk through the philosophy of time series based alerting, the Prometheus architecture behind it, and how practical anomaly detection can be implemented.

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