Thanos Features



  • Global querying view across all connected Prometheus servers
  • Deduplication and merging of metrics collected from Prometheus HA pairs
  • Seamless integration with existing Prometheus setups
  • Any object storage as its only, optional dependency
  • Downsampling historical data for massive query speedup
  • Cross-cluster federation
  • Fault-tolerant query routing
  • Simple gRPC "Store API" for unified data access across all metric data
  • Easy integration points for custom metric providers


  • Reliable operational model
  • Powerful query language
  • Scraping capabilities beyond the casual usage
  • Local metric storage

 Prometheus 2.0



Additional Goals

  • Seamless integration with Prometheus
  • Easy deployment model
  • Minimal number of dependencies
  • Minimal baseline cos


Altnix Advantage


Thanos Consulting and Architecture Design

Altnix provides professional services and Consulting for Thanos around monitoring IT infrastructure monitoring, network monitoring, application monitoring, server monitoring, and database monitoring. Consulting services includes the following:

  • Consulting for the adoption of Thanos and Prometheus
  • In-Depth Analysis of your monitoring requirements and scope study
  • Architecture Design and Hardware Sizing Guidelines
  • Solution Design Document that can be handed over to engineers for implementation

Thanos Implementation and Deployment

Altnix implements Thanos based monitoring solutions keeping in mind the business requirements. Implementation includes the following:

  • Thanos installation and setup
  • Kubernetes deployment for Thanos
  • Object Store Gateway integration
  • Compactor, Gateway, and Querier Implementation
  • Ruler and Alert Manager Implementation
  • High Availability and DR Consideration
  • Test and UAT Sign Off from Customer
  • Exporters configuration and KPI monitoring in Prometheus and Thanos
  • Training to operators and administrators managing Thanos
  • Documentation for future reference

Thanos Customization

Altnix can customize your Thanos installation so that it is a better fit for your business environment.

  • Developing new scripts for KPI monitoring
  • Exporter customization for non-standard KPI
  • Adding new monitoring scripts, plug-ins and components if needed

Third-Party Integration

Altnix can integrate Thanos with other third-party tools to meet several business use cases.

  • Ticketing systems such as IBM NetCool, BMC Remedy, Zendesk, and ((OTRS)) Community Edition
  • Network Management and Orchestrator tools such as HP NNM and Spiceworks
  • Other Monitoring tools such as Prometheus
  • An analytics tools such as ElasticSearch ELK Stack, Metabase or Jaspersoft
  • IT Automation Tools such as Ansible, Jenkins, and StackStorm
  • Visualization Tools such as Grafana, Graphite, and Cacti

24x7 AMC Support Services

Altnix offers 24x7 support services on an AMC or per hour basis for new or existing installations of Thanos. Our team of experts are available round the clock and respond to you within a predefined SLA.

Case Studies


Knute Weicke

Security Head, IT

Fellowes Inc, USA



Altnix was an instrumental partner in two phases of our Security ISO needs. The first being a comprehensive developed Service/Ticketing system for our global offices. The second being that of an Asset Management tool that ties all assets into our Ticketing systems to close a gap that we had in that category. They are strong partners in working towards a viable solution for our needs



The Altnix team was very easy to work with and resolved our needs in a timely manner.  Working with Altnix, allowed us to focus on our core business while they handled the technical components to help streamline our business tools.  We have found a strategic partner in Altnix



Johnnie Rucker

General Manager

Encore Global Solutions, USA



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