GitLab rev zeroes in on speed, search, and GitHub

On the occasion of its 50th release, GitLab challenges GitHub with performance monitoring and faster search

GitLab, a code-hosting alternative to GitHub, is adding performance monitoring and "super-powered" search to the 50th release of the platform. Version 8.4, unveiled late last week, also makes it easier to work with large files or large volumes of artifacts.

Performance monitoring gathers data on the time it took to complete a transaction, time spent running SQL queries, time spent executing Ruby methods, and system statistics like process memory usage. "We've said in multiple places that improving performance of is a big priority for us. To give us more insights into this, we've built performance monitoring into GitLab," said Job van der Voort, GitLab vice president of product, in a blog post. "GitLab can now send performance data to an InfluxDB database, which in turn can be connected to graphing software such as Grafana."

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