Evaluating monitoring solutions; Prometheus, Thanos, Mimir, Victoria Metrics

Senna Semakula-Buuza
7 min readAug 29, 2023
Quick summary comparing monitoring options

Hierarchical federation

One (federated) prometheus scraping (child) prometheus for metrics. Child prometheus has low retention whereas the federated prometheus stores long term data on disk

Pros

  • Simple setup
  • Easy to maintain

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