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Why I joined Netdata

Originally published at: by Robin Schumacher

Although it happened a long time ago, I remember it like it was yesterday.

That probably has to do with the particular circumstance I found myself in at the time. I had my then one-year-old daughter with me; it was semi-late in the evening on a Saturday night; and I was just leaving with her in the car with carry-out food from one of those quickie-Italian places that kids love.

Back then, I was one of only two DBAs with the largest utility company in my state, which is to say my life was, how shall I put it, prickly. That’s because, whenever an app/system starts to slow down or something chokes, the first thing everyone blames (usually) is the database and the person who takes care of it.…