Here at trivago we write a huge number of log messages every day that need to be stored and monitored. To handle all these messages we created Gollum, a tool that enables us to conveniently send messages from multiple sources to different services.
For our expandation in the middle east area with our platforms in Israel and United Arab Emirates we had a particularly interesting problem to solve: How do we flip the layout of our page? Your favorite hotel search, trivago, is already available in countries as different as Mexico, South Korea and New Zealand. We are continuously opening new platforms worldwide.
At trivago we love hotels above everything else, but we also like metrics, we love to measure everything, compare, decide, improve and then rinse and repeat. In this blog entry we are going to describe our experience with InfluxDB, a time series database that we are using to store some real time metrics.