Prometheus, the open source monitoring system for Docker-style containers running in cloud architectures, has formally released a 2.0 version with major architectural changes to improve its performance.Among the changes that have landed since the release of version 1.6 earlier this year:
An entirely new storage format for the data accumulated by Prometheus.
A new way for Prometheus to handle “staleness,” i.e. problems resulting when data reported by Prometheus doesn’t match the actual state of the cluster.
A method for taking efficient snapshot backups of the entire database.

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Most of the changes shouldn’t force experienced Prometheus users to retool their environments.

The new features are meant to work under the hood, without significantly altering workflow, although there are a few breaking changes (documented here).To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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