Core Developer Julius Volz on the Prometheus Design and Philosophy

Qubit - 35 King Street London, WC2E 8JG London - View Map Prometheus London User Group
Thu, Oct 13, 2016, 6:30 PM (BST)

About this event

We're delighted to welcome core Prometheus developer Julius Volz for the third Prometheus London meetup.

Prometheus is an opinionated monitoring system that chooses to do a lot of things differently from traditional monitoring systems. Julius' talk focuses on the "why" behind many of the design decisions that are core to Prometheus, including pull vs. push, the dimensional data model, relabeling, per-process exporters, stateful client libraries, as well as aspects like metric naming conventions and having a non-distributed storage as a design goal.

Julius co-founded Prometheus and lead the project to success at SoundCloud and beyond. He now focuses on growing the Prometheus community and was the main organiser of PromCon 2016, the first conference around Prometheus. In a previous life, Julius was a Site Reliability Engineer at Google.

We're also pleased to welcome back Tom Wilkie, who will talk about WeaveWorks Prism (formerly Project Frankenstein), which turns a lot of the Prometheus architectural assumptions on its head by marrying a scale-out PromQL query engine with a storage layer based on DynamoDB. Prism disaggregates the Prometheus binary into a microservices architecture, with separate services for query, ingest, alerting rules, and storage.

Huge thanks to Qubit for sponsoring the venue and WeaveWorks for sponsoring food and drink.


Thursday, Oct 13
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (BST)


35 King Street London, WC2E 8JG London