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Discussion on: Introduction to Thanos!

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Andrew Waters

Thanos is an awesome tool (if you have enough resource for some of the high CPU / memory components). It's also a bit of a PITA to configure correctly with ingress due to the nature of it being gRPC based, but once you've got it configured correctly, it's great. I've been running it in production for a little over 12 months and collected nearly 500GB of metric data in that time - all at the low cost of the storage fees in a bucket. If you wanted to do the same with a TSDB, I hate to think what the comparable operating cost would be, even running your own on persistent disks. And a lot less operational overhead to boot. Thanks for the article 👍