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Include architecture diagram in README.md.

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# Prometheus
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. Prometheus' main
distinguishing features as compared to other monitoring systems are:
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics
from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions,
displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed
to be true.
Prometheus' main distinguishing features as compared to other monitoring systems are:
- a **multi-dimensional** data model (timeseries defined by metric name and set of key/value dimensions)
- a **flexible query language** to leverage this dimensionality
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- multiple modes of **graphing and dashboarding support**
- **federation support** coming soon
Prometheus collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals,
evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts
if some condition is observed to be true.
This diagram gives a simplified view of Prometheus' architecture:
![](https://github.com/prometheus/prometheus/blob/master/documentation/images/architecture.svg)
## Install
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