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Wednesday, November 20 • 5:20pm - 5:55pm
The Great Cardinality Disasters of Our Time - Bryan Boreham, Weaveworks & Chris Marchbanks, Splunk

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Many Cloud Native tools generate Prometheus metrics; together they form a great combination to operate and monitor your infrastructure. But sometimes things go wrong: a quirk in the metric labels can make the volume of data explode, and, soon after, your Prometheus will explode too.

Chris and Bryan will share their war-stories such as receiving 46,000 simultaneous alerts or squashing the source of 100kB label values. Then, they will provide top tips to avoid this happening to your tools in the future.

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Bryan Boreham

Distinguished Engineer, Grafana Labs
Bryan is a Distinguished Engineer at Grafana Labs, the observability company.After first getting into programming as a kid, creating a video game called "Splat", Bryan's career has ranged from charting pie sales at a bakery to real-time pricing of billion-dollar bond trades.At Grafana... Read More →
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Chris Marchbanks

Senior Software Engineer, Splunk
Chris is a Software Engineer at Splunk where he delivers observability for teams working on multiple internal Kubernetes clusters. He is a team member for two CNCF projects, Prometheus and Cortex. Outside of work, Chris enjoys skiing uphill in the mountains of Colorado.

Wednesday November 20, 2019 5:20pm - 5:55pm PST
Room 17AB - San Diego Convention Center Mezzanine Level