It’s been almost two months since I announced my departure from Oracle, but I didn’t say what I was doing next. After taking several weeks off to decompress, I’ve joined Joyent to work with Bryan and Brendan on tackling the problem of observability in the cloud. We’re working on a project we call Cloud Analytics, which will provide an interface for dynamically instrumenting systems in the cloud and visualizing the results immediately for both real-time performance analysis and long term capacity planning.
Things move fast in this world and the last few weeks have been wild. We’re working quickly to stand up a prototype of this system and I’ll post more details as we reach interesting milestones. In the meantime you can find out more about what we’re doing:
- Brendan’s LISA presentation on Visualizations for Performance Analysis
- Bryan’s Surge presentation on data intensive real-time (DIRT) systems
- Bryan’s post about using DTrace and node.js to show real-time data for the Node Knockout.
I’m excited to see this come together over the coming weeks and months!