Your monitoring stack should not cost you stacks. At GrafanaCon, Sensu Software Engineer Nikki Attea demonstrated one effective way to collect and monitor data using Sensu, InfluxDB, and Grafana.
As we begin to develop the raintank platform, we’ve started to play with numerous solutions for time series databases including MongoDB, OpenTSDB, Graphite, and even MySQL.
The more generic database solutions, MongoDB and MySQL, were quickly ruled out as viable options. Though they are both great tools, they are not suited to the narrow use case of large scale time-series data, which is of particular interest to us.
OpenTSDB showed a lot of promise, but we found the complexity of keeping a Hadoop cluster running not worth the rewards.