A high-performance observability data pipeline. (by vectordotdev)

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  • FLaNK AI Weekly 18 March 2024
    39 projects | | 18 Mar 2024
  • Vector: A high-performance observability data pipeline
    5 projects | | 17 Mar 2024
    Datadog bought Timber Technologies (creators of Vector) two years ago.

    Timber definitely intended to just rock out & demolish everything else out there with their agent/forwarder/aggregator tech. But it wasn't a competitive play against OTel, in my humble opinion. Timber's whole shtick is that it integrates with everything, with really flexible/good glue logic in-between. A competent multi-system (logging, metrics, eventually traces) fluentd++. OTel - I want to believe - would have been part of that original vision.

    It's just taking a really really long time. One can speculate how direction & velocity might have changed since the Datadog acquisition. The lack of tracing (anywhere except Datadog, so far) materializing has been a hard hard hard & sad thing to see. OG and newer

    5 projects | | 17 Mar 2024
    Vector is fantastic software. Currently running a multi-GB/s log pipeline with it. Vector agents as DaemonSets collecting pod and journald logs then forwarding w/ vector's protobuf protocol to a central vector aggregator Deployment with various sinks - s3, gcs/bigquery, loki, prom.

    The documentation is great but it can be hard to find examples of common patterns, although it's getting better with time and a growing audience.

    My pro-tip has been to prefix your searches with "vector dev A recent contribution added an alternative to prometheus pushgateway that handles counters better:

    5 projects | | 17 Mar 2024
  • About reading logs
    2 projects | /r/sysadmin | 28 Sep 2023
    We don't pull logs, we forward logs to a centralized logging service.
  • Self hosted log paraer
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 20 Jun 2023
    opensearch - amazon fork of Elasticsearch you do this an have distributed log sources you'd use logstash for, bin off logstash and use vector ( its better out of the box for SaaS stuff.
  • Show HN: Homelab Monitoring Setup with Grafana
    6 projects | | 7 Jun 2023
    I think there's nothing currently that combines both logging and metrics into one easy package and visualizes it, but it's also something I would love to have.

    Vector[1] would work as the agent, being able to collect both logs and metrics. But the issue would then be storing it. I'm assuming the Elastic Stack might now be able to do both, but it's just to heavy to deal with in a small setup.

    A couple of months ago I took a brief look at that when setting up logging for my own homelab ( Mostly looking at the memory usage to fit it on my synology. Quickwit[2] and Log-Store[3] both come with built in web interfaces that reduce the need for grafana, but neither of them do metrics.

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  • Lightweight logging on RPi?
    4 projects | /r/selfhosted | 24 May 2023
    I would recommend that you run vector as a systems service so you don't have to worry about managing it. Here is a basic config to do that - .
  • Monitoring traefik access logs easily
    2 projects | /r/selfhosted | 8 May 2023
    You could have a look at Grafana Loki, it's easy to run (single binary for a small setup). Shipping your logs can be done by Promtail or something like Vector. They're both lightweight log shippers with support for Loki.
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    2 projects | | 1 Feb 2023
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vectordotdev/vector is an open source project licensed under Mozilla Public License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

The primary programming language of vector is Rust.

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