July 5, 2018 · 2 min read
Not too long ago I became obsessed with Prometheus.
I'd heard about it for a while, knew it was powerful, and couldn't quite understand how everything fit together.
The documentation is extremely verbose for good reason but it took playing with it for a while for everything to click.
This post is a rather concise and extensive overview that goes a long way in expressing the basic concepts to my developer brain.
In their simplest form, exporters expose an HTTP endpoint of /metrics with the output being statistics in Prometheus' format.
The real power of P ...