What I Have Learned Today

Today, I have learned that the ‘Carbon’ Daemon of graphite is not able to handle encryption for incoming data. This implies, that you are not able to secure your data over untrustworthy networks. While I like graphite a lot, this is a bad thing. The workaround for this issues is the usage of stunnel

As an alternative the Prometheus might be an option. But in the moment the tool seems a but more complex than graphite. Writing data to it is a bigger effort, because the client needs to write/read HTTP requests and JSON, instead of a plaintext TCP connection like graphite.