VictoriaMetrics’ data monitoring platform will be used by Open Cosmos as it looks to launch satellites into low Earth orbit.

A Ukrainian start-up that provides monitoring services to companies has taken on a new task – to help put satellites into orbit.

VictoriaMetrics has developed an open source time series database and monitoring platform.

Founded in 2018 by former Google, Cloudflare and Lyft engineers, the company said it has seen “unprecedented growth” in the past year. It surpassed 50 million downloads in April and has won clients such as Grammarly, Wix, Adidas and Brandwatch.

Now, VictoriaMetrics is teaming up with UK-based space technology company Open Cosmos to power the launch of its satellites into low Earth orbit.

Aid for launching satellites

VictoriaMetrics said its services address the needs of organizations with increasingly complex data volumes and the demand for better monitoring platforms. Designed to be scalable for a wide range of sectors, it offers a free version of its service and a paid enterprise option for those who want custom features and priority support.

Open Cosmos specializes in manufacturing, testing, launching and operating satellites in orbit. It needed an application that could provide insights into the data that powered its satellites.

The space technology business has now integrated the VictoriaMetrics platform into its mission-critical satellite control and data distribution platform. Open Cosmos is also using a VictoriaMetrics feature that allows it to take metrics from satellites and ground equipment across various laboratories and test facilities, before uploading them to mission control software.

“The health of our customers’ space assets is very important and VictoriaMetrics’ monitoring is essential to ensure our satellites remain healthy, playing an indispensable role in powering our satellite alert system,” said the segment’s technical lead open source terrestrial Pep Rodeja.

“The fact that VictoriaMetrics is fully open source has also been a massive benefit, allowing us to take the technology to space-specific problems far beyond our initial expectations.”

Data is the new oil

Speaking about the company’s growth, VictoriaMetrics co-founder Roman Khavronenko told SiliconRepublic.com that the start-up was “at the right time, in the right place.”

He said “observability” became more of a focus for companies in recent years and good systems were needed to collect and process data.

“Data is like a new oil,” added Khavronenko. β€œThe more data you have, the more insight you have and the more predictions you can build on that.

“VictoriaMetrics was designed to address these highly scalable requirements for monitoring systems and remain simple and reliable at the same time.”

While its founders are based in Ukraine, VictoriaMetrics is headquartered in San Francisco and has an expanding team spread across Europe and the US. Khavronenko said that the main goal of the company in the future is the development of its team, since success does not come from the product but “the team behind the product”.

“In the next three, five years, I hope we will expand and build more independent teams within VictoriaMetrics who will be able to produce even better products to expand even further and to bring better ideas and simplify observation to the world.”

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