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Metrics store

Iter8 provides a metrics store for A/B/n and performance metrics. This simplifies the set up and execution of test scenarios. Iter8 currently supports the following databases:

By default, Iter8 uses BadgerDB. Note, however, that BadgerDB is not suitable for production use and is only suitable for a single instance of Iter8. Support for other databases is in the works. See below for details on how you can contribute additional implementations.

BadgerDB configuration options

BadgerDB is a file system-based database. When installing Iter8, the following options can be configured:

  • - The amount of space allocated to BadgerDB (default 50Mi).
  • badgerdb.storageClassName - The Kubernetes storage class that should be used. The default (standard) may not work for all clusters.

Redis configuration options

We assume that Redis is deployed. For example, for a basic deployment:

kubectl create deploy redis --image=redis/redis-stack:latest --port=6379
kubectl expose deploy redis --port=6379

Run Iter8 with the metrics store implementation set to redis and specify its endpoint:

helm upgrade --install --repo --version 1.1 iter8 controller  \
--set clusterScoped=true \
--set metrics.implementation=redis \
--set metrics.redis.addresss=redis:6379

Contribute a new metrics store implementation

To contribute a new metrics store implementation:

  1. Create an issue for discussion.

  2. Submit a pull request on the Iter8 project with the following updates:

  3. Submit a second pull request on the Iter8 docs project updating the list of available implementations.

  4. Alert the project reviewers on Slack #development channel.