Reconnoiter Goes... Alpha

I’m not sure if this is official, but I noticed that [ reconnoiter] got it’s own fully fledge project page on the [ labs site]. What is reconnoiter? It’s a statistical graphing package that can be used for monitoring and trending various pieces of information about your server architecture. Think [ cacti], except that it has a more component driven architecture, and that it uses an RDBMS as the data store, rather than [ rrd]. This means you can not only do standard graphical layouts, but use full fledged SQL to query your collected data set in new and different ways (which can be real handy when you’re trying to [ investigate anomalies] common in todays web ecosystem. It’s still pretty new, but worth a look if you need these types of services (and likely you do, even if you don’t know it). UPDATE: Theo has done a more comprehensive [ explanation of reconnoiter] that is worth a look. It even includes some pretty pictures. [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png alt=”:-)” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]]