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Mackerel’s 5 year anniversary!

Thank you for choosing Mackerel.

Mackerel Director id:daiksy here.

Mackerel was officially released just five years ago on September 17th, 2014. The beta was first released in May of that year and received it’s official release after a four-month trial period. The director at that time was Hatena's current CTO, id:motemen, and this was all about two months before I even joined Hatena.

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Back then, functions for service metrics monitoring and Slack notifications were still under development, but new functions were released every week based on the idea of starting out a service small and then growing it quickly.

If you take a look back at the Meetup report following the official release, you can get a glimpse of what it was like back then.

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After that, Mackerel's weekly feature releases would continue for 200 consecutive weeks.

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And although there have been considerable changes in the environment surrounding system operation over the past 5 years, feedback from users like all of you has inspired the concepts for functions like mackerel-container-agent, Micro hosts, Anomaly Detection for Roles, etc., and has allowed us to continually improve and keep up with changes of time.

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We look forward to seeing how another 5 years will shape the evolution of Mackerel.

Help us celebrate at some of the events we have planned out around the end of this year!