Large scale equals distributed. Distributed equals inevitable complexity. Complexity at runtime equals extensive monitoring. At Hazelcast, doing distributed systems well is our bread and butter. It means we have no choice but to be huge fans of collecting all kinds of metrics to stay on guard of the data our users trust us with.
In Management Center
4.2020.08, we drastically changed the model of how we transfer the metric data from the cluster members to the Management Center, how we store it, and how we display it. In this post, we are going to talk about the latter bit of the triad.
We will discuss what to do when you want to display all the data at once, but your users have a limited number of monitors and only one pair of eyes. We will speculate about what users actually want to see when they look at a chart of a monitoring web app. We will go over different approaches to filter the data, and how an average, a median, and a definite integral play their key roles.