LearnZillion helps teachers and parents meet the academic needs of their students. They do that by providing an open, cloud-based curriculum. LearnZillion helps teachers, schools and districts improve instruction, track student performance and better respond to the specific needs of their students.

LearnZillion was looking into collecting, storing and visualizing host and application level metrics from its applications. They liked what the TICK Stack had to offer in meeting those needs: composable systems that are self-contained and easily extendable. Since they use SaltStack to manage configurations on their instances, they first searched for existing formulas to deploy Telegraf to their instances. Unfortunately, there was no such formula available, so they decided to write one and publish it themselves. The telegraf-formula will install and set up Telegraf on Debian or Red Hat-based systems. The formula gives users an easy way to describe various inputs, outputs and global_tags via yaml in Salt’s pillar.