Sysdig Announces First Automated Cloud Native Service Integrations for Prometheus Monitoring

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  • As Prometheus environments proliferate throughout an organization, managing the infrastructure, exporters, dashboards, and alerts becomes complex and time consuming
  • The company said that Sysdig is solving these problems with new enhancements to its managed Prometheus service

Sysdig, Inc has announced significant enhancements to Sysdig Monitor, which simplifies Prometheus adoption with a new integrations manager, simplified querying, and long-term metric storage for its managed Prometheus service. Developers and SREs rely on Prometheus as an open standard for monitoring that provides broad capabilities and helps avoid vendor lock-in. As Prometheus environments proliferate throughout an organisation, managing the infrastructure, exporters, dashboards, and alerts becomes complex and time consuming.

It added, “Organisations struggle with long-term storage of time series, information silos, and lack of a global view of the health of their environment across all applications and infrastructure. Learning PromQL (the query language of Prometheus) and how to use it effectively can take months, reducing the ability of teams to properly analyze their metrics.”

The company said that Sysdig is solving these problems with new enhancements to its managed Prometheus service. Organisations can now break free from the burden of setting up and managing monitoring tools and instead focus scarce engineering resources on innovation. Developer and DevOps teams that need deep visibility into cloud-native applications save time with an easy way to understand performance and health with a single view across services, clusters, and clouds.

It added, “Sysdig Monitor now provides automatic discovery and assisted deployment of Prometheus monitoring integrations along with preconfigured dashboards, alerts, and a new integrations management interface. Sysdig is the first company to build integration management functionality based on open source Prometheus exporters, displacing proprietary integrations and app checks. By automating integration discovery and configuration management, customers can save hundreds of hours of effort while maintaining an open approach for the integrations they deploy.”

It said that Sysdig is simplifying the way teams interact with metrics to speed mean time to discover (MTTD). Sysdig makes it easier to both learn and use PromQL by introducing the PromQL Explorer for users to quickly craft queries, zero in on what’s important, then instantly add those queries to dashboards and alerts. PromQL Library helps to discover popular queries from the monitoring community to learn new ways to get to the information that really matters.

Sysdig is also introducing the ability to add automatic labels at the time of ingestion to help customers reduce the complexity of their PromQL queries by up to 90 per cent. Customers can now use PromQL or a form-based UI to inspect all their metrics no matter the data source. This provides universal access for a range of users, from developers to architects, with different experience levels.

Sysdig is adding support for Prometheus remote_write so organizations can offload Prometheus metrics to Sysdig for long term storage. Users can push custom metrics into the Sysdig backend for visibility without installing an agent. The number of custom metrics can now be increased dynamically with flexible billing options, allowing organizations to accommodate unplanned custom metrics growth without surprise bills.

It added that Sysdig Monitor is natively compatible with Prometheus. Customers can enjoy the best of both worlds by maintaining their existing investment in Prometheus while gaining the simplicity and enterprise support that Sysdig adds to the equation. At the same time, customers will be able to free up valuable people-resources to concentrate on business critical applications instead of mundane monitoring infrastructure.

In addition to the Sysdig SaaS solution, the new Prometheus capabilities are now available in IBM Cloud Monitoring, IBM’s cloud-native, container-intelligence management system built on Sysdig Monitor.

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