Presented by

  • Brian Groux

    Brian Groux

    Brian Groux is a Senior Developer working on the Production Operations Observability team at Hootsuite. Brian has an extensive background in product software development, having spent over a decade writing/designing production user facing software before moving into the DevOps space in 2017. At Hootsuite Brian focuses on building and solidify the three pillars of observability; In 2020 Brian was part of team which lead the switch from a 3rd party metrics provider fed by statsd to a Thanos based Prometheus metrics platform with a Grafana frontend and authored an RFC providing a global logging schema for our micro-services. Brian leverages his background in software development to bring both engineering processes and host of customized tooling enabling Hootsuite's efforts.

Abstract

Learn how Hootsuite used load testing to evaluate the performance of Prometheus and Grafana based metrics platforms, developing a framework based on the open-source tool Locust that can be used to quickly evaluate the performance impact of configuration and component changes prior to deployment.