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Prometheus is an open-source monitoring tool built at SoundCloud. It can be used to produce detailed time-series data about a distributed architecture. Prometheus is based on the monitoring system inside Google’s infrastructure, called Borgmon.
Julius Volz is the creator of Prometheus, and he joins the show to explain why he built Prometheus and how it differs from previous monitoring tools. Prometheus is widely used to monitor Kubernetes clusters, just like Google uses Borgmon to monitor its Borg clusters.