Computer Monitoring / Operational Intelligence / Real Time Monitoring

About

Monitoring is the process of defining metrics and alerts in order to respond to a performance degradation where the acceptable level was defined in service level agreement.

Monitoring system implements operational intelligence that provides a picture of what is currently happening within a system (event view).

The application that collects and analyse this kind of data are known as event-data application. For instance

  • Machine data (IoT)
  • Network telemetry

They are produced by application (OS and third app) in order to:

See also: Observablity

Data

The data unit collected are called for:

All data have a timestamp making them time serie data.

This data are also known as observability data.

Process

The fundamental building blocks of performance monitoring are:

The monitoring community is now very aware that metrics usually aren’t normally distributed. Good; but most have NO IDEA what that means.

Monitoring vs Business Intelligence

Monitoring is also known as Operational Intelligence. What is the difference ?

  • Monitoring system implements operational intelligence that provides a picture of what is currently happening within a system (event view)
  • whereas business intelligence is data gathered for analyzing trends over time (business process view)

Documentation / Reference


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