Netdata: Open Source, Distributed Observability Pipeline – Journey and Challenges
Netdata is a powerful open-source, distributed observability pipeline designed to provide higher fidelity, easier scalability, and a lower cost of ownership compared to traditional monitoring solutions. This presentation will offer an in-depth overview of the journey we’ve undertaken in building Netdata, highlighting the challenges we’ve faced and the innovative solutions we’ve developed to address them. In this presentation, we will delve into the history of Netdata, starting from its inception. We’ll discuss the initial goals of creating a monitoring tool that could offer high-resolution metrics, auto-detection of metrics, and real-time visualization, all with minimal configuration required. We’ll also explore how Netdata garnered rapid attention and support from the open-source community.
Costa Tsaousis, is the Founder and CEO of Netdata. Since 1995, Costa has been actively working on internet related startups. He has been a co-founder and C-level executive of many successful projects, including Internet Service Providers, Cloud Hosting Providers and Fintech startups. With a passion for innovation and open source, he now leads Netdata, a monitoring solution aiming to simplify and modernize infrastructure observability for all of us.