When Facebook engineers faced a monumental monitoring problem, they went to work on it themselves and developed a custom tool to help them sift through all the monstrous data store.
The nuts and bolts of web site monitoring is a numbers game. You watch the numbers go up and down and if you’re within a certain range, you feel pretty good about yourself. Am I right? But there’s more to it than just pure numbers because behind those numbers are real people who are coming […]
It’s easy to get lost in aggregate numbers and not think about the underlying users those numbers represent.