Thanks to HBase’s scalability, OpenTSDB allows you to collect many thousands of metrics from thousands of hosts and applications, at a high rate (every few seconds). OpenTSDB will never delete or downsample data and can easily store billions of data points. As a matter of fact, StumbleUpon uses it to keep track of hundred of thousands of time series and collects over 100 million data points per day in their main production cluster.
StumbleUpon has built and is using OpenTSDB for the following scenarios:
- Get real-time state information about our infrastructure and services.
- Understand outages or how complex systems interact together.
- Measure SLAs (availability, latency, etc.)
- Tune our applications and databases for maximum performance.
- Do capacity planning.