Witness the journey from inception to adoption of a fast-rising open source technology that vastly improves the tech industry’s ability to monitor applications that power our world.
This dynamic documentary film takes viewers into the origins and meteoric rise of the Prometheus project and its path to becoming a game-changing technology celebrated by hundreds of thousands of developers and companies across the globe.
Featuring some of the most prominent pioneers, executives and engineers from the Prometheus and open source community, the film provides behind-the-scenes and thought-provoking view into one of the highest-velocity open source projects in the world.
AN IDEA IS BORN
Prometheus began out of necessity. Companies lacked proper monitoring tools for today’s software stack so improvements and fixes were hard to craft. Two engineers at SoundCloud envision an open source monitoring system from scratch inspired by Google’s BorgMon.
SETTING THE STAGE
Overcoming doubts about the daunting task of building a monitoring system from scratch, a team of SoundCloud engineers begin work on a solution as a side project. This begins the building of Prometheus.
Prometheus jumps the shark and goes mainstream as an open source project with mass adoptions in 2016 and 2017, including by Ericsson, CoreOS, Red Hat, Google, Docker, Cloudflare, Deutsche Bahn, BNY Mellon, CERN, and The New York Times.
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