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The Art of Monitoring by James Turnbull

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2 A Monitoring and Measurement Framework

In forthcoming chapters, we’ll build our monitoring framework. But first, in these initial chapters, we’re going to look at data collection, metrics, aggregation, and visualization. Then we’ll expand the framework to collect application and business metrics, culminating in a capstone chapter where we’ll put everything together. We’ll build a framework that focuses on events and metrics and collects data in a scalable and robust way.

In our new monitoring paradigm, events and metrics are going to be at the core of our solution. This data will provide the source of truth for:

  • The state of our environment
  • The performance of our environment

Visualization of this data will also allow for the ready expression ...

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