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Highly available Prometheus setup with long term storage capabilities.
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What is Thanos?

Thanos is a set of components that can be composed into a highly available metric system with unlimited storage capacity. It can be added seamlessly on top of existing Prometheus deployments and leverages the Prometheus 2.0 storage format to cost-efficiently store historical metric data in any object storage while retaining fast query latencies. Additionally, it provides a global query view across all Prometheus installations and can merge data from Prometheus HA pairs on the fly.
Thanos is a tool in the Monitoring Tools category of a tech stack.
Thanos is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Thanos's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Thanos?

34 companies reportedly use Thanos in their tech stacks, including Nubank,, and Groww.

57 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Thanos.

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Decisions about Thanos

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Thanos in their tech stack.

Needs advice

Hi All, We have Thanos sidecar and Prometheus set up in GCP and a Prometheus server in AWS. we want to push all the metrics of GCP to AWS. We will be creating a VPN link-up between them. But then how the GCP metrics would be connected with Prometheus/ Grafana.? I mean which IP to use it for this.?

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Thanos's Features

  • Global querying view across all connected Prometheus servers
  • Deduplication and merging of metrics collected from Prometheus HA pairs
  • Seamless integration with existing Prometheus setups
  • Any object storage as its only, optional dependency
  • Downsampling historical data for massive query speedup
  • Cross-cluster federation
  • Fault-tolerant query routing
  • Simple gRPC "Store API" for unified data access across all metric data
  • Easy integration points for custom metric providers

Thanos Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Thanos?
Magneto was built by Automation Engineers for Automation Engineers out of necessity for a mobile centric test automation framework that's easy to setup, run and utilize.
Sentry’s Application Monitoring platform helps developers see performance issues, fix errors faster, and optimize their code health.
Kibana is an open source (Apache Licensed), browser based analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch. Kibana is a snap to setup and start using. Kibana strives to be easy to get started with, while also being flexible and powerful, just like Elasticsearch.
Grafana is a general purpose dashboard and graph composer. It's focused on providing rich ways to visualize time series metrics, mainly though graphs but supports other ways to visualize data through a pluggable panel architecture. It currently has rich support for for Graphite, InfluxDB and OpenTSDB. But supports other data sources via plugins.
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
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