Happy Birthday PrometheusBlog

The first commit of Prometheus was 10 years ago.


BY Julien Pivotto / ON Nov 24, 2022

Happy 10th birthday, Prometheus!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the initial commit in the Prometheus repository.

In that time, Prometheus became the leading open source monitoring solution used globally by tens of thousands of organizations.

Prometheus helped those organizations to better understand and monitor their systems and has been a critical part of many successful outages and incident response efforts.

When the first commit happened, containerization started to take off, and orchestration was still in its infancy. The world was a different place then, and so was monitoring.

A lot has changed in the last ten years. Prometheus has gone from a tool made for SoundCloud’s monitoring system to one of the most popular monitoring solutions in the world.

Some of the largest organizations in the world adopted Prometheus and use it to monitor everything from small deployments to entire clouds.

It is now the standard for monitoring in the cloud-native world. It is the de facto monitoring solution for Kubernetes, and it is shipped with countless third party solutions like GitLab.

From contributor to maintainer

I joined the project in 2020 as a team member, to take maintainership of the Prometheus server in 2021. I am grateful for all the people that made this possible. We are a great community, where everyone is welcome and ready to help each other.

Prometheus has come a long way in the last ten years, and shows no signs of slowing down. The future is bright for Prometheus, and I can’t wait to see what the next ten years bring.

Thanks to everyone that made this journey possible!

Watch the Prometheus Documentary and experience the journey.


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