We are happy to announce that VictoriaMetrics enters open source world under Apache2 license!

What is VictoriaMetrics?

VictoriaMetrics accepts time series data via widely used protocols:

Other protocols for data ingestion and querying may be easily added in the future thanks to the modular architecture.

Which versions were open-sourced?

Why open-sourcing?

Increased popularity should help us increasing revenue stream from commercial offerings:

  • Paid support.
  • Managed Cloud and SaaS versions. Tired of routine operations for on-premise VictoriaMetrics — backups, replication, capacity planning, regular updates, monitoring, security, etc.? Then welcome to managed Cloud or SaaS :)

Which drawbacks does VictoriaMetrics have?

  • It is written in boring Go, not in zero-cost-abstracted Rust or in C++, which could be learnt in 21 days.
  • It is free from magic, fancy abstractions and smart algorithms — just plain Go code.
  • It is written from scratch and isn’t based on ancient reliable piece of code.


Just go to https://github.com/VictoriaMetrics/VictoriaMetrics and try it!

Read our articles in order to understand better design decisions across the code.

Update: comment the announcement on Hacker News.

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Founder and core developer at VictoriaMetrics

Founder and core developer at VictoriaMetrics