Automated AWS Dashboards

We’ve had our AWS Cloudwatch integration running for quite a while, and during that time we’ve been talking with our customers to figure out exactly what information they want to see for each of the services they use. Based upon that research we’ve added our latest feature – automated AWS Dashboards for each of the…

Metrics on the big screen

One of the best ways to ensure your whole team knows what your technology is doing is to ensure that everyone has quick and easy access to your dashboards. One of the best ways to do that is to get your dashboards displayed on a giant screen right in the middle of your work area.  Sometimes…

New Feature – Grafana Sandbox and Tutorial

One element of friction that Hosted Graphite has had for a while is that in order play with a dashboard, you actually need to send data. While it might seem pretty obvious that you need to have data in a system before you can graph it, we thought that perhaps this was actually a pretty…

Nassim Taleb, Averages and Systems

Nassim Taleb is famous for a few things – as the author of the 2007 blockbuster “The Black Swan” he examined the impact of rare high-impact events and how they tend to be explained away in retrospect with pithy or simplistic narratives. He’s also renowned for his reluctance to give interviews, so it’s a pleasure to…

Graphite and Metric collisions

One of the really useful things about Graphite (and maybe the main one if you were going to pick one standout that has led to it’s wide adoption), is that you can just fire a new metric at the collector and Graphite will happily accept it and you get useful graphs.  Add some code to…

New AWS Services supported on Hosted Graphite

We’ve just added some additional services to our AWS integration to automatically pull data for: AWS Billing AWS Cloudfront AWS Redshift DynamoDB Route53 SQS These can be found on the integrations tab of the app at https://www.hostedgraphite.com. We’ll be rolling out more services as well as automated dashboard integrations very soon!

Kindred Spirits: Logentries and Hosted Graphite

By Trevor Parsons, PhD, Chief Scientist & Co-founder, Logentries As one of the founders of Logentries, over the past few years I have had the chance to meet thousands of our users – at tech talks, meet-ups, trade shows or where ever takes your fancy . As a product focused company we believe it’s important to…

New UI open for beta testers

We’ve been collecting feedback from our customers on the bits of Hosted Graphite that need improvement.  Overwhelmingly the answer was like the old grade school report card that our interface “was not working to potential”.   Ok, we were listening! We’ve been hard at work developing a completely new interface for Hosted Graphite. Ww feel…

Automatic System Monitoring with Heroku

Hosted Graphite has been available as a Heroku add-on for some time, but we’ve just added a new way to get system information out of your Dynos instantly – automated system dashboards.  Using Heroku’s log-runtime-metrics we retrieve and process Heroku’s syslog information for your Dynos including: Load average – 1 / 5 / 15 minute…

Grafana now available on Hosted Graphite!

Grafana now available on Hosted Graphite! While Graphite is a wonderful data store for your time-series data, the default dashboard option is a little… nineties. In the last few months, an early version of a fantastic Graphite-compatible dashboard based on Kibana called Grafana has been released. We’ve been watching it closely – new dashboards for Graphite…

Hosted Graphite Android App!

We’re happy to announce our new Hosted Graphite android app. The Graphite web interface is powerful and super-customizable, but not always the best thing to use on a mobile device. Our new Android app gives you a secure way to easily view your dashboards and graphs in a way that suits phones and tablets.  Big…