- Forum 14
"What gets measured gets managed." We all want to manage a myriad of things and systems in our daily lives, but often we lack the right tool for tracking our new metrics. Or we use tools like RRDTools that come from a time, long forgotten, when disk space was precious, you were counting metrics by the dozen and wanted to track a couple hundred data points per day. In this talk I will introduce OpenTSDB, a time-series data base that is fit for the distributed world with massive amounts of data that we live in. We at gutefrage push more than 100 M data points for thousands of metrics into the system per day. And we are in good company: StumbleUpon, Tumblr etc. are using it, too. After this talk you will know how the pros and cons of OpenTSDB, its architecture and how to add new metrics collectors. You'll see that the ease with which you can create new metrics will allow you to get really creative and unlock new insights into how you organisation really works.