Containing Your Cardinality

Abstract

Spending time in the Prometheus community quickly instills a fear of high cardinality metrics; however, cardinality provides immense value for certain workloads. Learn when to use high cardinality metrics, how to reduce unnecessary cardinality, and how to find the sources of excessive cardinality in your data.

Date
Nov 8, 2019
Event
PromCon EU
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Chris Marchbanks
Senior Software Engineer

Skiing, hiking, Prometheus, and all things observability