The Aiven Museum of Modern Monitoring Art

2 min readJul 29, 2021


A woman admires a painting from data’s late expressionist period in the Aiven Museum of Modern Monitoring Art.

When you monitor your systems 24/7/365, sometimes you find your graphs doing something… interesting.

For example, this is cool, although at the same time pretty normal: heavy load on a server.

Standard data graph

But sometimes, your graphs start… horsing around.

Data graph resembling a horse

It makes you want to build a fence so the data doesn’t escape.

Data graph resembling a classing wooden horse fence

Or bury yourself in the pointillist sands of handler threads.

Pointillist style data graph

But don’t hang your head in despair.

Data graph with the outline of a face looking down

Instead, contemplate the beauty of a working metrics integration, and relish the tranquillity.

Lose yourself in a noise-style data graph.

Watch out for another guided tour of the Aiven Museum of Modern Monitoring Art, coming soon.

Wrapping up

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