July 20, 2022

Hosts Carter Morgan and Anthony Bushong are in the studio this week! We’re talking about Prometheus with guests Lee Yanco and Ashish Kumar and learning about the build process for Google Cloud’s Managed Service for Prometheus and how Home Depot uses this tool to power their business.

To begin with, Lee helps us understand what Managed Service for Prometheus is. Prometheus, a popular monitoring solution for Kubernetes, lets you know that your project is up and running and in the event of a failure, Prometheus lets you know what happened. But as Kubernetes projects scale and spread across the globe, Prometheus becomes a challenge to manage, and that’s where Google Cloud’s Managed Service for Prometheus comes in. Lee describes why Prometheus is so great for Kubernetes, and Ashish talks about CNCF’s involvement helps open source tools integrate easily. With the help of Monarch, Google’s Managed Service stands above the competition, and Lee explains what Monarch is and how it works with Prometheus to benefit users.

Ashish talks about Home Depot’s use of Google Cloud and the Managed Service for Prometheus, and how Home Depot’s multiple data centers make data monitoring both trickier and more important. With Google Cloud, Home Depot is able to easily ensure everything is healthy and running across data centers, around the world, at an immense scale. He describes how Home Depot uses Managed Service for Prometheus in each of these data center environments from the point of view of a developer and talks about how easy Prometheus and the Managed Service are to integrate and use.

Lee and Ashish wrap up the show with a look at how Home Depot and Google have worked together to create and adjust tools for increased efficiency. In the future, tighter integration into the rest of Google Cloud’s suite of products is the focus.

Lee Yanco

Lee Yanco is the Product Management lead for Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus. He also works on Monarch, Google’s planet-scale in-memory time series database, and on Cloud Monitoring’s Kubernetes observability experience.

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar is Senior Manager for Site Reliability and Production Engineering for The Home Depot.

Cool things of the week
  • Cloud Next registration is open site
  • Introducing Parallel Steps for Workflows: Speed up workflow executions by running steps concurrently blog
  • How to think about threat detection in the cloud blog
    • GCP Podcast Episode 218: Chronicle Security with Dr. Anton Chuvakin and Ansh Patniak podcast
  • Prometheus site
  • PromQL site
  • Google Cloud Managed Service for Prometheus docs
  • Kubernetes site
  • CNCF site
  • Monarch: Google’s Planet-Scale In-Memory Time Series Database research
  • Cloud Monitoring site
  • Cloud Logging site
  • Google Cloud’s operations suite site
What’s something cool you’re working on?

Carter is focusing on getting organized, managing overwhelm, and comedy festivals.

Anthony is testing a few new exciting features, working with build provenance in Cloud Build, jobs and network file systems in Cloud Run.


Carter Morgan and Anthony Bushong

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