Writing queries
LOGIQ infra and application monitoring stack is compatible with Prometheus, Thanos, and Victoria Metrics and allows metrics to be pushed via the prometheus remote write protocol. This also allows user to query the metrics using standard PromQL style expressions. Using the query editor, type the PromQL query and see your data and create visualizations in an instant.
Head over to the Time Series Insights section to read about how to apply various anomaly and forecasting capabilities.

Query language

The query language is nothing but the PromQL expression and any additional parameters that would be sent to the Prometheus Query API. The query starts with a query= prefix and ends with optional URL parameters that are sent to the query API
Let's look at an example
query=go_gc_duration_seconds&duration=15m&step=60
In the above query, we are looking for the go_gc_duration_seconds metric, sampled at 60-second intervals and duration for which data is needed which is the last 15 minutes.
The Prometheus Query API expects start_time and end_time to be provided in queries. LOGIQ has a simplified duration syntax that is compatible with the Prometheus Query API.
LOGIQ translates the duration values to appropriate start and end times before issuing the Query API call
Using the duration syntax allows you to construct dynamic time range queries without specifying start or end time.
example: instant query
query=http_requests_total
example: range query
query=http_requests_total&start=2018-01-20T00:00:00.000Z&end=2018-01-25T00:00:00.000Z&step=60s
example: until now range query
query=http_requests_total&start=2018-01-20T00:00:00.000Z&step=60s
query=http_requests_total&start=2018-01-20T00:00:00.000Z&end=now&step=60s
example: using duration
# end is assumed now, start is end-duration
query=http_requests_total&duration=1h5m10s20ms&step=60s
# end is (start + duration)
query=http_requests_total&start=2018-01-20T00:00:00.000Z&duration=1h&step=60s
# start is (end - duration), end is now
query=http_requests_total&duration=1h&step=60s
#start is (end - duration), end is now
query=http_requests_total&end=2018-01-20T00:00:00.000Z&duration=1h&step=60s

PromQL compatibility

LOGIQ's query language is 100% compatible with PromQL, primarily because all query expressions are translated to appropriate Prometheus Query / Query range API calls.
Let's look at a more complicated expression below
query=(100-(avg(irate(node_cpu_seconds_total{mode="idle"}[5m])) * 100))&duration=1h&step=30s
In the above example we are using several prometheus constructs
  • Label based filtering e.g. mode="idle"
  • Function such as irate, avg
  • Using the vector syntax [5m]
  • Mathematical operator like * / -
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