Our Scalyr platform releases over the past month have focused on Kubernetes monitoring, query performance, and making improvements to usability.
We have added Kubernetes monitoring to our agent. We recommend running it as a DaemonSet on your cluster for efficiency and minimal disruption. Find the new Scalyr agent on Github, and don’t forget to download our Kubernetes monitoring best practices document.
Query Performance Hits New Benchmark – 1.5 TB/second
We have continued to optimize for performance, leading to a new throughput query performance benchmark. Our streamlined database architecture, combined with the brute force technique of applying every core in our cluster to every user query, helped us surpass the 1.5 TB/second benchmark – up from 1 TB/second late last year. Last month, we made a number of improvements, including how we load data from disk, manage concurrent queries, and map data to RAM cache pools.
User and Group APIs
We have added APIs to manage granular user and group permissions. These include adding, listing, editing, revoking access, and providing permissions to users, groups, and users within groups. Learn more in our API documentation.
Billing and Usage Page
We made a number of usability improvements last month, the most notable of which is our revamped billing and usage page, providing at-a-glance information for cost management. Learn more in our Billing and Usage page at the top right dropdown ([email protected] > Billing Plan).
We are developing Scalyr with the DevOps front line in mind, and with a focus on our three value pillars – fast, simple, and shareable. The next several releases will focus on the simple part of that equation and include such improvements as making export to Amazon S3 buckets easy and revamping our alerting capability.
Your product (or any) feedback is always welcome. Please reach out to us at [email protected].