Re: Recommendations for Open Source Analytic (OLAP) system / API to mine Thanos/Prometheus data.
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As many of you will know, I have been nagging Prometheus-team about this for years, so yes, I think we should cover this.
At PromCon 2017's dev summit hallway track, we talked about connectors to existing data analysis, e.g. an R interface to natively access data stored in Prometheus format. Thanos' block storage would solve a lot of pain points and Promtheus' remote read/write API is another obvious immediate attach point. Also at around the same time, I started a discussion about extending PromQL in this direction, a discussion which never went anywhere, but which I can see being revived.
I disagree that the topic should be death-by-committee'd day 1 by splitting it across several SIGs. Concerted effort and input from subject-matter experts is good, though. But get something off the ground first before making it more cumbersome.
Overall, I think it's something which we should at least take a look at in the context of this SIG. Deeper analysis of data definitely falls under o11y.
On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM Bartłomiej Płotka <bwplotka@...> wrote: