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Below you'll find all the An Introduction to Prometheus and Metrics articles on the site.

An Introduction to Prometheus and Metrics

  1. What is Prometheus?
  2. What are Prometheus Exporters?
  3. What are Open Telemetry Metrics and Exporters

What is Prometheus?

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series An Introduction to Prometheus and Metrics. Later posts include What are Prometheus Exporters?, and What are Open Telemetry Metrics and Exporters. One surprising thing about the software instrumentation world, a world that helps us see what our systems are doing, is how opaque the instrumentation [...]

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What are Prometheus Exporters?

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series An Introduction to Prometheus and Metrics. Earlier posts include What is Prometheus?. Later posts include What are Open Telemetry Metrics and Exporters. In our first article, we covered four core Prometheus concepts and used those four concepts to instrument a simple service written in NodeJS. One [...]

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