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The Opstrace Blog

The latest observability news and other posts from Opstrace.

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Opstrace is joining GitLab!

3 min read

Opstrace has been acquired by GitLab

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Article

Monitoring CockroachDB with Opstrace, Part 1

4 min read

Concrete example of how to use Prometheus to remote_write metrics from CockroachDB to Opstrace and import dashboards

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remote write workflow overview
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Breaking Down Infrastructure Cost

8 min read

A horizontally scalable, highly reliable, open source observability platform costs less than one dollar per month, per 1K metrics

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Product Update #9

2 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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What is Log Aggregation?

10 min read

Opstrace is open source, minimal-index log aggregation distribution that you can search, graph, and alert on

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aggregating physical logs

Running a Next.js Site on Cloudflare Pages

11 min read

Step by step tutorial on how to deploy your website on Cloudflare Pages

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next.js on cloudflare pages

What is Multi-tenancy?

6 min read

What does a tenant in Opstrace include?

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a tenant
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Product Update #8

3 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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A Giant Leap for Alert Management

9 min read

A look at Cortex & Loki alerts integrated into Opstrace

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Product Docs Alongside Product Code (with Next.js)

11 min read

Documentation is part of the product itself, and should be maintained as such

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screenshot of the Opstrace documentation
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Product Update #7

2 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Cloud Provider Integrations

4 min read

Collect metrics from your cloud provider services into Opstrace with new integrations

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announcing cloud provider integrations for AWS, GCP and Azure
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Scale Testing Cortex Writes with 200M Active Series

17 min read

Cortex performs well for large-scale writes but requires expertise to configure and operate properly

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dashboard view of rolling out 200M active series over a couple hours
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Product Update #6

3 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Introducing the Ring Health UI for Cortex and Loki Components

2 min read

Critical ring information is now centralized and actionable from a variety of disparate sources

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New Ring Health View in Opstrace UI
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Dynamic per-tenant Cortex limits, configurable via UI

8 min read

How to change rate limits on the fly via UI

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plot showing ingestion rate limit change
Article

Open Source Kubernetes Collection in Less Than One Minute

3 min read

One step to collect, visualize, and act

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announcing our first integration, kubernetes data collection
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Introducing an Operator for Cortex

6 min read

A standalone, open source operator for Cortex on Kubernetes

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introducing a cortex operator
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A New UI to Improve Observability UX

6 min read

Tons of new UI features reduce major operational and exploration pain points that exist in open source observability today

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Opstrace UI
Article

Introducing dynamic tenant creation

8 min read

How to add a tenant and generate corresponding API tokens

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tenant management ui screenshot
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Product Update #5

3 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Toward High-trust, Zero-downtime Upgrades

3 min read

Tested, reliable, upgrades for the Open Source Observability Distribution

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upgrades are hard work
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Histogram evolution: visualize how a distribution of values changes over time

9 min read

How to visualize a Prometheus histogram over time in Grafana

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Product Update #4

2 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Article

Opstrace: The Open Source Observability Distribution

6 min read

100% Open Source, not Open Core

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100% grass fed open source
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Product Update #3

2 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Configuring Scalable Alertmanager

4 min read

Configure Cortex Alertmanager with authenticated APIs and a new user interface

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Product Update #2

4 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Why we chose Cortex and Loki

5 min read

Observabiltiy data belongs in object storage

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Product Update #1

3 min read

Catch up on recently shipped code, and what we have coming

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Article

Collecting Cloud Provider Metrics with Opstrace

5 min read

Centralize critical AWS/GCP service metrics alongside your application metrics

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Introducing a Datadog-compatible HTTP API

9 min read

Point your Datadog Agent to Opstrace

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Pulling back the curtain on monitoring cost

7 min read

Providing transparency on monitoring spending

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Opstrace Public Launch!

5 min read

Opstrace launches its open source observability platform

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