Prometheus 2.0 shoots for Kubernetes scale

Prometheus, the cloud monitoring service under the aegis of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), has a major makeover coming for its 2.0 revision.

A blog post at the CNCF discusses the original 1.x design for Prometheus’s data storage layer and its bottlenecks. That’s bad news for a monitoring system that needs to work at the scale of products like Kubernetes, where many monitored objects—that is, hundreds of containers spinning up and down—create large amounts of data.

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