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Scalable metrics storage: Gnocchi on Amazon Web Services

Wednesday 22 February 2017 Amazon Web Services, Gnocchi Comments

As I wrote a few weeks ago in my post about Gnocchi 3.1 being released, one of the new feature available in this version it the S3 driver. Today I would like to show you how easy it is to use it and store millions of metrics into the simple, durable and massively scalable object storage provided by Amazon Web Services.

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Sending your collectd metrics to Gnocchi

Thursday 16 February 2017 Gnocchi, collectd, Grafana Comments

Knowing that collectd is a daemon that collects system and applications metrics and that Gnocchi is a scalable timeseries database, it sounds like a good idea to combine them together. Cheery on the cake: you can easily draw charts using Grafana.

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FOSDEM 2017, recap

Monday 06 February 2017 FOSDEM, Gnocchi, Python Comments

Last week-end, I was in Brussels, Belgium for the 2017 edition of the FOSDEM, one of the greatest open source developer conference.

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Gnocchi 3.1 unleashed

Thursday 02 February 2017 Gnocchi, OpenStack Comments

It's always difficult to know when to release, and we really wanted to do it earlier. But it seems that each week more awesome work was being done in Gnocchi, so we kept delaying it while having no pressure to push it out.

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Scaling Python is on its way

Monday 16 January 2017 Python, Books Comments

My day-to-day activities are still evolving around the Python programming language, as I continue working on the OpenStack project as part of my job at Red Hat. OpenStack is still the biggest Python project out there, and attract a lot of Python hackers.

Those last few years, however, things have taken a different turn for me when I made the choice with my team to rework the telemetry stack architecture. We decided to make a point of making it scale way beyond what has been done in the project so far.

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Packaging Python software with pbr

Monday 02 January 2017 Python, pbr Comments

Packaging Python has been a painful experience for long. The history of the various distribution that Python offered along the years is really bumpy, and both the user and developer experience has been pretty bad.

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Attending OpenStack Summit Ocata

For the last time in 2016, I flew out to the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, where I had the chance to meet (again) a lot of my fellow OpenStack contributors there.

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Running an open source and upstream oriented team in agile mode

Tuesday 18 October 2016 Open Source, Red Hat Comments

For the last 3 years, I've been working in the OpenStack Telemetry team at eNovance, and then at Red Hat. Our mission is to maintain the OpenStack Telemetry stack, both upstream and downstream (i.e. inside Red Hat products). Besides the technical challenges, the organization of the team always have played a major role in our accomplishments.

Here, I'd like to share some of my hindsight with you, faithful readers.

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Gnocchi 3.0 release

Monday 03 October 2016 Gnocchi, OpenStack Comments

After a few weeks of hard work with the team, here is the new major version of Gnocchi, stamped 3.0.0. It was very challenging, as we wanted to implement a few big changes in it.

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AsciiDoc book toolchain released

Tuesday 20 September 2016 Books, AsciiDoc Comments

Writing a book is a big undertaking. You have to think about what you will actually write, the content, its organization, the examples you want to show, illustrations, etc.

When publishing with the help of a regular editor, your job stops there at writing – and that's already a big and hard enough task. Your editor will handle the publishing process, leaving you free of the printing task. Though they might have their own set of requirements, such as making you work with a word processing tool (think LibreOffice Writer or Microsoft Word).

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