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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 13

Post Syndicated from Blogs on Grafana Labs Blog original https://grafana.com/blog/2017/09/15/timeshiftgrafanabuzz-1w-issue-13/

It’s been a busy week here at Grafana Labs – Grafana 4.5 is now available! We’ve made a lot of enhancements and added new features in this release, so be sure and check out the release blog post to see the full changelog. The GrafanaCon EU CFP is officially open so please don’t forget to submit your topic. We’re looking for technical and non-technical talks of all sizes.


Latest Release

Grafana v4.5 is available for download. The new Grafana 4.5 release includes major improvements to the query editors for Prometheus, Elasticsearch and MySQL.
View the changelog.

Download Grafana 4.5 Now


From the Blogosphere

Percona Live Europe Featured Talks: Visualize Your Data with Grafana Featuring Daniel Lee: The folks from Percona sat down with Grafana Labs Software Developer Daniel Lee to discuss his upcoming talk at PerconaLive Europe 2017, Dublin, and how data can drive better decision making for your business. Get your tickets now, and use code: SeeMeSpeakPLE17 for 10% off!

Register Now

Performance monitoring with ELK / Grafana: This article walks you through setting up the ELK stack to monitor webpage load time, but switches out Kibana for Grafana so you can visualize data from other sources right next to this performance data.

ESXi Lab Series: Aaron created a video mini-series about implementing both offensive and defensive security in an ESXi Lab environment. Parts four and five focus on monitoring with Grafana, but you’ll probably want to start with one.

Raspberry Pi Monitoring with Grafana: We’ve been excited to see more and more articles about Grafana from Raspberry Pi users. This article helps you install and configure Grafana, and also touches on what monitoring is and why it’s important.


Grafana Plugins

This week we were busy putting the finishing touches on the new release, but we do have an update to the Gnocchi data source plugin to announce, and a new annotation plugin that works with any data source. Install or update plugins on an on-prem instance using the Grafana-cli, or with one click on Hosted Grafana.

NEW PLUGIN

Simple Annotations – Frustrated with using a data source that doesn’t support annotations? This is a simple annotation plugin for Grafana that works with any data source!

Install Now

UPDATED PLUGIN

Gnocchi Data Source – The latest release adds the reaggregation feature. Gnocchi can pre-compute the aggregation of timeseries (ex: aggregate the mean every 10 minute for 1 year). Then allows you to (re)aggregate timeseries, since stored timeseries have already been aggregated. A big shout out to sileht for adding new features to the Gnocchi plugin.

Update Now


GrafanaCon EU Call for Papers is Open

Have a big idea to share? A shorter talk or a demo you’d like to show off? We’re looking for technical and non-technical talks of all sizes.

I’d Like to Speak at GrafanaCon


Tweet of the Week

We scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove

Awesome – really looking forward to seeing updates as you get to 1.0!

We Need Your Help

We’re conducting an experiment and need your help. Do you have a graph that you love because the data is beautiful or because the graph provides interesting information? Please get in touch. Tweet or send us an email with a screenshot, and we’ll tell you about the experiment.

Be Part of the Experiment


Grafana Labs is Hiring!

We are passionate about open source software and thrive on tackling complex challenges to build the future. We ship code from every corner of the globe and love working with the community. If this sounds exciting, you’re in luck – WE’RE HIRING!

Check out our Open Positions


What do you think?

We’re always interested in how we can improve our weekly roundups. Submit a comment on this article below, or post something at our community forum. Help us make these roundups better and better!

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timeShift(GrafanaBuzz, 1w) Issue 10

Post Syndicated from Blogs on Grafana Labs Blog original https://grafana.com/blog/2017/08/25/timeshiftgrafanabuzz-1w-issue-10/

This week, in addition to the articles we collected from around the web and a number of new Plugins and updates, we have a special announcement. GrafanaCon EU has been announced! Join us in Amsterdam March 1-2, 2018. The call for papers is officially open! We’ll keep you up to date as we fill in the details.


Grafana <3 Prometheus

Last week we mentioned that our colleague Carl Bergquist spoke at PromCon 2017 in Munich. His presentation is now available online. We will post the video once it’s available.


From the Blogosphere

Grafana-based GUI for mgstat, a system monitoring tool for InterSystems Caché, Ensemble or HealthShare: This is the second article in a series about Making Prometheus Monitoring for InterSystems Caché. Mikhail goes into great detail about setting this up on Docker, configuring the first dashboard, and adding templating.

Installation and Integration of Grafana in Zabbix 3.x: Daniel put together an installation guide to get Grafana to display metrics from Zabbix, which utilizes the Zabbix Plugin developed by Grafana Labs Developer Alex Zobnin.

Visualize with RRDtool x Grafana: Atfujiwara wanted to update his MRTG graphs from RRDtool. This post talks about the components needed and how he connected RRDtool to Grafana.

Huawei OceanStor metrics in Grafana: Dennis is using Grafana to display metrics for his storage devices. In this post he walks you through the setup and provides a comprehensive dashboard for all the metrics.

Grafana on a Raspberry Pi2: Pete discusses how he uses Grafana with his garden sensors, and walks you through how to get it up and running on a Pi2.


Grafana Plugins

This week was pretty active on the plugin front. Today we’re announcing two brand new plugins and updates to three others. Installing plugins in Grafana is easy – if you have Hosted Grafana, simply use the one-click install, if you’re using an on-prem instance you can use the Grafana-cli.

NEW PLUGIN

IBM APM Data Source – This plugin collects metrics from the IBM APM (Application Performance Management) products and allows you to visualize it on Grafana dashboards. The plugin supports:

  • IBM Tivoli Monitoring 6.x
  • IBM SmartCloud Application Performance Management 7.x
  • IBM Performance Management 8.x (only on-premises version)

Install Now

NEW PLUGIN

Skydive Data Source – This data source plugin collects metrics from Skydive, an open source real-time network topology and protocols analyzer. Using the Skydive Gremlin query language, you can fetch metrics for flows in your network.

Install now

UPDATED PLUGIN

Datatable Panel – Lots of changes in the latest update to the Datatable Panel Here are some highlights from the changelog:

  • NEW: Export options for Clipboard/CSV/PDF/Excel/Print
  • NEW: Column Aliasing – modify the name of a column as sent by the datasource
  • NEW: Added option for a cell or row to link to another page
  • NEW: Supports Clickable links inside table
  • BUGFIX: CSS files now load when Grafana has a subpath
  • NEW: Added multi-column sorting – sort by any number of columns ascending/descending
  • NEW: Column width hints – suggest a width for a named column
  • BUGFIX: Columns from datasources other than JSON can now be aliased

Update Now

UPDATED PLUGIN

D3 Gauge Panel – The D3 Gauge Panel has a new feature – Tick Mapping. Ticks on the gauge can now be mapped to text.

Update Now

UPDATED PLUGIN

PNP4Nagios Data Source – The most recent update to the PNP Data Source adds support for template variables in queries and as well as support for querying warning and critical thresholds.

Update Now


This week’s MVC (Most Valuable Contributor)

Each week we highlight a contributor to Grafana or the surrounding ecosystem as a thank you for their participation in making open source software great.

Brian Gann
Brian is the maintainer of two Grafana Plugins and this week he submitted substantial updates to both of them (Datatable and D3 Gauge panel plugins); and he says there’s more to come! Thanks for all your hard work, Brian.


Tweet of the Week

We scour Twitter each week to find an interesting/beautiful dashboard and show it off! #monitoringLove

The Dark Knight popping up in graphs seems to be a recurring theme!
This is the graph Jakub deserves, but not the one he needs right now.



What do you think?

That’s it for the 10th issue of timeShift. Let us know how we’re doing! Submit a comment on this article below, or post something at our community forum. Help us make this better!

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Month in Review: January 2017

Post Syndicated from Derek Young original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/month-in-review-january-2017/

Another month of big data solutions on the Big Data Blog!

Take a look at our summaries below and learn, comment, and share. Thank you for reading!

NEW POSTS

Decreasing Game Churn: How Upopa used ironSource Atom and Amazon ML to Engage Users
Ever wondered what it takes to keep a user from leaving your game or application after all the hard work you put in? Wouldn’t it be great to get a chance to interact with the users before they’re about to leave? In this post, learn how ironSource worked with gaming studio Upopa to build an efficient, cheap, and accurate way to battle churn and make data-driven decisions using ironSource Atom’s data pipeline and Amazon ML.

Create a Healthcare Data Hub with AWS and Mirth Connect
Healthcare providers record patient information across different software platforms. Each of these platforms can have varying implementations of complex healthcare data standards. Also, each system needs to communicate with a central repository called a health information exchange (HIE) to build a central, complete clinical record for each patient. In this post, learn how to consume different data types as messages, transform the information within the messages, and then use AWS services to take action depending on the message type.

Call for Papers! DEEM: 1st Workshop on Data Management for End-to-End Machine Learning
Amazon and Matroid will hold the first workshop on Data Management for End-to-End Machine Learning (DEEM) on May 14th, 2017 in conjunction with the premier systems conference SIGMOD/PODS 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. DEEM brings together researchers and practitioners at the intersection of applied machine learning, data management, and systems research to discuss data management issues in ML application scenarios. The workshop is soliciting research papers that describe preliminary and ongoing research results.

Converging Data Silos to Amazon Redshift Using AWS DMS
In this post, learn to use AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) and other AWS services to easily converge multiple heterogonous data sources to Amazon Redshift. You can then use Amazon QuickSight, to visualize the converged dataset to gain additional business insights.

Run Mixed Workloads with Amazon Redshift Workload Management
It’s common for mixed workloads to have some processes that require higher priority than others. Sometimes, this means a certain job must complete within a given SLA. Other times, this means you only want to prevent a non-critical reporting workload from consuming too many cluster resources at any one time. Without workload management (WLM), each query is prioritized equally, which can cause a person, team, or workload to consume excessive cluster resources for a process which isn’t as valuable as other more business-critical jobs. This post provides guidelines on common WLM patterns and shows how you can use WLM query insights to optimize configuration in production workloads.

Secure Amazon EMR with Encryption
In this post, learn how to set up encryption of data at multiple levels using security configurations with EMR. You’ll walk through the step-by-step process to achieve all the encryption prerequisites, such as building the KMS keys, building SSL certificates, and launching the EMR cluster with a strong security configuration.

FROM THE ARCHIVE

Powering Amazon Redshift Analytics with Apache Spark and Amazon Machine Learning
In this post, learn to generate a predictive model for flight delays that can be used to help pick the flight least likely to add to your travel stress. To accomplish this, you’ll use Apache Spark running on Amazon EMR for extracting, transforming, and loading (ETL) the data, Amazon Redshift for analysis, and Amazon Machine Learning for creating predictive models.


Want to learn more about Big Data or Streaming Data? Check out our Big Data and Streaming data educational pages.

Leave a comment below to let us know what big data topics you’d like to see next on the AWS Big Data Blog.

Call for Papers! DEEM: 1st Workshop on Data Management for End-to-End Machine Learning

Post Syndicated from Joseph Spisak original https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/call-for-papers-deem-1st-workshop-on-data-management-for-end-to-end-machine-learning/

DEEM

Amazon and Matroid will hold the first workshop on Data Management for End-to-End Machine Learning (DEEM) on May 14th, 2017 in conjunction with the premier systems conference SIGMOD/PODS 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more details about the workshop focus, see Challenges and opportunities in machine learning below.

DEEM brings together researchers and practitioners at the intersection of applied machine learning, data management, and systems research to discuss data management issues in ML application scenarios.

We’re soliciting research papers that describe preliminary and ongoing research results. We’re also looking for reports from industry describing end-to-end ML deployments. Submissions can either be short papers (4 pages) or long papers (up to 10 pages) following the ACM proceedings format.

Register and submit: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DEEM2017/ (account needed)

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2017

Notification of Acceptance: March 1, 2017

Final papers due: March 20, 2017

Workshop: May 14th, 2017

Follow us on twitter @deem_workshop.

Challenges and opportunities in machine learning

Applying machine learning (ML) in real-world scenarios is challenging. In recent years, the database community has focused on creating systems and abstractions for efficiently training ML models on large datasets. But model training is only one of many steps in an end-to-end ML application. Many orthogonal data management problems arise from the large-scale use of ML. The data management community needs to focus on these problems.

For example, preprocessing data and extracting feature workloads causes complex pipelines that often require the simultaneous execution of relational and linear algebraic operations. Next, the class of the ML model to use needs to be chosen. For that, a set of popular approaches such as linear models, decision trees, and deep neural networks often must be analyzed, evaluated, and interpreted.

The prediction quality of such ML models depends on the choice of features and hyperparameters, which are typically selected in a costly offline evaluation process. Afterwards, the resulting models must be deployed and integrated into existing business workflows in a way that enables fast and efficient predictions while allowing for the lifecycle of models (that become stale over time) to be managed.

As a further complication, the resulting systems need to take the target audience of ML applications into account. This audience is heterogeneous, ranging from analysts without programming skills that possibly prefer an easy-to-use, cloud-based solution, to teams of data processing experts and statisticians that develop and deploy custom-tailored algorithms.

DEEM aims to bring together researchers and practitioners at the intersection of applied machine learning, data management and systems research to discuss data management issues in ML application scenarios. This workshop solicits regular research papers describing preliminary and ongoing research results. In addition, the workshop encourages the submission of industrial experience reports of end-to-end ML deployments.

Questions? Please send them to [email protected]

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Linux Plumbers Conference 2009 CFP Ending Soon!

Post Syndicated from Lennart Poettering original http://0pointer.net/blog/projects/plumbersconf-2009.html

The Call for Papers for
the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC)
in September in Portland, Oregon is ending soon, on June 15th 2009. It’s a conference
about the core infrastructure of Linux systems: the part of the system where
userspace and the kernel interface. It’s the first conference where the focus
is specifically on getting together the kernel people who work on the
userspace interfaces and the userspace people who have to deal with kernel
interfaces. It’s supposed to be a place where all the people doing
infrastructure work sit down and talk, so that each other understands better
what the requirements and needs of the other are, and where we can work
towards fixing the major problems we currently have with our lower-level
APIs.

Last year’s conference was hugely successful. If you want to read up what
happened then, LWN has good coverage.

Like last year, I will be running the Audio conference track of LPC. Audio
infrastructure on Linux is still heavily fragmented. Pro, desktop and embedded worlds are
very seperate. While we have quite good driver support the
user experience is far from perfect, mostly because our infrastructure is
so balkanized. Join us at the LPC and help to fix this! If you are doing audio infrastructure work on Linux, make sure to attend and submit a paper!

Sign up soon! Send in your paper quickly!

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See you in Portland!

Linux Plumbers Conference CFP Extended!

Post Syndicated from Lennart Poettering original http://0pointer.net/blog/projects/plumbersconf-2.html

The Call for Papers for
the Linux Plumbers Conference
in September in Portland, Oregon has been extended until July 31st 2008. It’s a conference
about the core infrastructure of Linux systems: the part of the system where
userspace and the kernel interface. It’s the first conference where the focus
is specifically on getting together the kernel people who work on the
userspace interfaces and the userspace people who have to deal with kernel
interfaces. It’s supposed to be a place where all the people doing
infrastructure work sit down and talk, so that each other understands better
what the requirements and needs of the other are, and where we can work
towards fixing the major problems we currently have with our lower-level
APIs.

I am running the Audio microconf of the Plumbers Conference. Audio
infrastructure on Linux is still heavily fragmented. Pro, desktop and embedded worlds are
almost completely seperate worlds. While we have quite good driver support the
user experience is far from perfect, mostly due because our infrastructure is
so balkanized. Join us at the Plumbers Conference and help to fix this! If you are doing audio infrastructure work on Linux, make sure to attend and submit a paper!

Sign up soon! Send in your paper early! The conference is expected to sell out pretty quickly!

Plumbers Logo

See you in Portland!

Linux Plumbers Conference CFP

Post Syndicated from Lennart Poettering original http://0pointer.net/blog/projects/plumbersconf.html

The Call for Papers for
the Linux Plumbers Conference
in September in Portland is out now. It’s a conference about the core
infrastructure of Linux systems: the part of the system where userspace and the
kernel interface. It’s the first conference where the focus is specifically on
getting together the kernel people who work on the userspace interfaces and the
userspace people who have to deal with kernel interfaces. It’s supposed to be a
place where all the people doing infrastructure work sit down and talk, so that
each other understands better what the requirements and needs of the other are,
and where we can work towards fixing the major problems we currently have with
our lower-level APIs.

I am running the Audio microconf of the Plumbers Conference. Audio
infrastructure on Linux is still heavily fragmented. Pro, desktop and embedded worlds are
almost completely seperate worlds. While we have quite good driver support the
user experience is far from perfect, mostly due because our infrastructure is
so balkanized. Join us at the Plumbers Conference and help to fix this! If you are doing audio infrastructure work on Linux, make sure to attend or — even better — submit a paper!

Sign up soon! Send in your paper early! The conference is expected to sell out pretty quickly!

Plumbers Logo

See you in Portland!