In my blog post last week, I outlined the difficulties and importance of accurately measuring and reporting response times, as they are critical for ensuring customer happiness. This week, I will be taking a look (and a rant) at StatsD, a commonly used tool for systems monitoring. As a brief refresher, measuring and collecting response times can result in a huge number of metrics. A system that sees 70k RPS (requests per second) generates over 4 million response time measurements every hour. Statistical analysis is required to visualize or summarize these measurements, which inherently introduces a measure of subjectivity. Depending […]
Kasey Klipsch is a software developer working on backend infrastructure at MediaMath. He is passionate about the craft of software creation, mentorship and developer hiring. Prior to working at MediaMath, Kasey has built software in a wide variety of industries including quantitative finance, high frequency trading, and online education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indiana University.