Can Anomaly Detection Solve Alert Spam?Mon, Jun 2, 2014 in Math Programming
Anomaly detection is all the buzz these days in the “#monitoringlove” community.
The conversation usually goes something like the following:
- Alerts are spammy and often generate false positives.
- What you really want to know is when something anomalous is happening.
- Anomaly detection can replace static thresholds and heuristics.
- The result will be better accuracy and lower noise.
I’m going to give a webinar about the science of statistical anomaly detection on June 17th. Sorry, no spoilers will be given here. You’ll have to attend the webinar to find out what I think on the above topics.
I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and many open-source tools for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB.