Seattle, WA
December 10–13, 2018
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Thursday, December 13 • 11:40am - 12:15pm
Got a Need for Speed? Accelerate Your Prometheus Dashboard Using Trickster - Shilla Saebi & James Ranson, Comcast

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We live in a world where high performance, and speed are essential. A few extra seconds of response time on a dashboard can be a deal breaker. Many dashboards request the entire time range of data from the time series database, every time a dashboard loads or reloads. This can result in slower rendering times, and different results depending on when the request is made. We are proud to announce that Trickster, a new open source project, was developed to address this very issue.

Written in Go, Trickster is a reverse proxy cache for the Prometheus HTTP APIv1 that considerably accelerates dashboard rendering times for any series queried from Prometheus. This is possible because of the delta proxy, step boundary normalization, and fast forward features. In the presentation, we will discuss how Trickster was developed at Comcast, and we will show you a live demo of the software.

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James Ranson

Principal Software Architect, Comcast
James Ranson is a Platform Software Architect currently living in Denver Colorado. He has been with Comcast for over 8 years specializing in creating software and platforms that operate efficiently and scale horizontally. He is an expert on software development and release management... Read More →
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Shilla Saebi

Open Source Program Manager, Comcast
Shilla is an Open Source Program Manager at Comcast and recently became a CNCF ambassador. She's worked in diverse roles within the industry in positions ranging from operations engineering, sys administration, customer service, and network ops. She's an open source contributor and... Read More →

Thursday December 13, 2018 11:40am - 12:15pm
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