Prometheus is a community-driven project that is hosted by CNCF and is well known for being simple to deploy to the cloud and for its easy integration with Kubernetes. Prometheus is the leading open-source metrics solutions for monitoring cloud, serverless, edge and IOT device metrics.
Prometheus’s dedicated query language PromQL is widely adopted in the DevOps community and can perform a wide array of calculations, sums and retrieve specific need to know time-series statistics.
As Prometheus is one of the most widely used monitoring tools it is worth knowing that similarly to other observability tools, when this solution needs to scale it often encounters the same problems that ELK often faces. It can also become difficult to make Prometheus global for use cases requiring metrics unification across multiple servers and regions.
As you can't fix what you don't monitor, your monitoring system needs to be as reliable as the rest of your infrastructure. Discover how you can use Prometheus to intelligently visualise your metrics data by booking a demo with one of our specialists today.