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OpenStack Summit Boston 2017 recap

Monday 15 May 2017 OpenStack, Gnocchi Comments

The first OpenStack Summit of 2017 was last week, in Boston, MA, USA. I was able to attend as I've been selected to give 3 talks, to help for a hands-on and to animate an on-boarding session. This made sure I was a bit busy every day, which was good.

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Gnocchi independence

Saturday 06 May 2017 Gnocchi, OpenStack Comments

Three years have passed since I started working on Gnocchi. It's amazing to gaze at the path we wandered on.

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Python never gives up: the tenacity library

Thursday 02 March 2017 Python Comments

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the Python retrying library. This library was designed to retry the execution of a task when a failure occurred.

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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. Cherry 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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