Upgrading From Graphite
For nearly a decade, consumer web and SaaS companies have relied on the Graphite time series database to provide enhanced visibility into how their applications and infrastructure are performing. With its high-resolution metrics gathered via flexible, open-source telemetry and easily visualized through the use of a graphing API, Graphite at its debut in 2008 was clearly superior to previous approaches to monitoring.
However, in today’s cloud-based world, applications are made up of an even more complex and elastic web of interdependent services. A traditional TSDB is inherently limited in its ability to accommodate the pace of change in dynamic environments and the demands of a diverse set of users seeking insight into more specific production-scale metrics.