Monitoring with Collectd, InfluxDB & Grafana

Thanks to Harshal Shah for creating the framework from scratch and getting me to dig into this.

In this tutorial we are going to setup a complete stack which will collect performance metrics from multiple machines, store it in a datastore and visualise as graphs. Let’s go over the setup, design and role of individual components and then jump into configuring individual components and linking them together.

We have a three layer setup – and this setup is available as a setup of vagrant boxes with associated configuration scripts at github repo.… Read the post

Technology notes – 26 July 2015

I stumble across interesting reads and I share it with with friend/colleague with whom I might be discussing that problem/technology etc. This series is an effort to document my own reading and filter the most significant once. I don’t want to start a series because for one there are really good once already which I follow (Will elaborate in a separate post soon) and secondly I want to keep it free in form. No fixed schedules like once in two weeks or no fixed length.… Read the post

API economy

I met a friend at DevOps conference who used to worked for Sabre. He told me about how huge Sabre is and how it drives world’s travel businesses. I went home and researched the company and left it at that. The “Aha” moment happened when I was working on an assignment related to API management. The sheer magnitude of what Sabre was doing and what many others are doing with APIs was huge and I could make sense of it only after looking at it from API perspective.… Read the post

Spring Integration to iPaaS aka Cloud Integration

In 2010 I worked on a project which involved Spring integration framework, the framework was introduced by a friend and colleague. Messaging as a programming model in Spring integration was a refreshing way to build applications (I highly recommend reading the linked article by Gregor Hohpe). You have to think about everything as integration & message passing between two components . Fast forward to early 2014 and working on iPaaS platform is next level of integration (iPaaS is well Recognized by Gartner  and magic quadrant on iPaaS).… Read the post