Prometheus has taken the monitoring world by storm over the last few years, coming from seeming-obscurity to being the second project adopted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and one of the most-talked-about monitoring tools in those working in modern, highly-scaled web infrastructure.
You’ll want to start by watching this video from Prometheus co-founder, Julius Volz. It’s a fantastic walkthrough of what Prometheus is, how it works, and why you should consider it as part of your next monitoring evolution.
If you’d rather read, this article is also a perfect introduction to Prometheus concepts.
Prometheus: a five-part series
Pierre Vincent wrote a damn fine five-party series on Prometheus covering the breadth of it:
If you’re coming from New Relic, you may be familiar with the Apdex index measurement. This article walks you through how to obtain that same measurement with Prometheus.
There aren’t any books on Prometheus published yet, but one is coming soon:
This should be a great book, given the teaser blog post he wrote (linked above) and his long history of writing excellent technical books, one of which is on my list of top five books on monitoring.