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Monitoring and Trending - A Double Bill of OpenTSDB and LogStash

Our second meetup for Scalability London is kindly being hosted by the team at Betfair - it's great office with some great facilities and smart people. They are also kindly putting on the Beer and Pizza! Many thanks to Richard and Emily @Betfair for hosting and helping set this one up.

There is a lot of focus on monitoring, alerting and trending and the larger the complexity or scale the more expensive it can become in time and money. After our last meet up a number of us were discussing these challenges and decided it would be an interesting topic for us to cover. Often the issues with implementing tools are less to do with technical challenges but the human factor and both presentations will cover a little of that too. 

We have two 30 minute presentations on Wednesday 30th April which should be very interesting. I know I'm excited. 


We have two members of the SRE team from Betfair covering how they use OpenTSDB to capture metrics from their wide range of services - in excess of 25k datapoints per second and scalable to significantly more. They will also talk about the extra efforts they are making to surface this data in a usable way for alerting and trending.


18 months ago Ticketmaster investigated LogStash as an alternative to another well known log analysis tool. Two members from the Systems Engineering team will talk about the architecture we used and what the issues were to index over 1.5TB of logs per day using this technology. 

Of course there will be change for beers afterwards and we can continue in a pub round the corner when we hit the curfew in BetFair HQ.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

All the best,


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  • Ivan B.

    Will the video be made available online? I know of a few people who were unable to make it but would be interested to review the video. Thx.

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • János F.

    Thanks for the event, it was fab!

    May 21, 2014

  • Rich H.

    Hi all - it was great to see all of you last night - thanks so much for making the trek to Hammersmith. I hope those that carried on to the pub are not nursing hangovers too large :) See you all at the next one!

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • Sean F.

    Thank you for yet another interesting meetup. Look forward to seeing you at the next one.

    1 · May 21, 2014

  • Ivan B.

    Thanks for another great meetup, guys

    2 · May 21, 2014

  • Oskar P.

    Sorry for the late notice - I've had to cancel going through tonight. Hope someone manages to take my place. Cheers

    May 20, 2014

  • Rich H.

    Hi all - just to confirm we are all good for Tuesday still. There's a few on the wait list so please free up your slot if you cannot make it. See you there :)

    May 16, 2014

  • Rich H.

    Guys - a reminder that this IS NOT TONIGHT but has been moved back to Tue 20th. Please free up your spot if you can no longer attend. Thanks!

    May 8, 2014

  • Rich H.

    Hi Tom, apologies with the SECOND date change. With the strikes happening and more threatened in London we had to make a call late last week. Since then the strike has gone, but we have lost the room at Betfair to another internal event. Hence the move back another week. The date should be stable now.

    May 6, 2014

  • Tom P.

    So, apparently the date has changed *again*, and now I can't make that one (Tuesday 20th). What's going on? Is this new date stable?

    May 6, 2014

  • Connon M.

    Good news is the Tube strike finishes at 9pm on Wednesday, so those that are in town and can make it over should be able to get home safely. We'll be double checking today that all our presenters are able to get in - again, please make sure your RSVP is up to date.

    April 28, 2014

    • David G.

      Actually - just realised its the following Thursday when we're in the US...changed my RSVP back to No.

      April 28, 2014

    • Connon M.

      I'll pull my sad face now

      April 28, 2014

  • Connon M.

    Keeping an eye on the tube strike - might make it tricky for a few people. If everyone can please keep their RSVP upto date, we would really appreciate it.

    April 26, 2014

  • Connon M.

    Details still being worked on but we're getting a nicely sized group so I wanted to make sure you all had the date for your diary so you could avoid clashes.

    Lots of great ideas coming in for content . . . .what would you like to hear about?

    March 31, 2014

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