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Mar 26, 2020   |  By Danyel Fisher
A few months ago, Honeycomb released our SLO — Service Level Objective — feature to the world. We’ve written before about how to use it and some of the use scenarios. Today, I’d like to say a little more about how the feature has evolved, and what we did in the process of creating it. (Some of these notes are based on my talk, “Pitfalls in Measuring SLOs;” you can find the slides to that talk here, or view the video on our Honeycomb Talks page).
Mar 23, 2020   |  By Paul Osman
We’re really big fans of OpenTelemetry at Honeycomb. As we’ve blogged about before, OpenTelemetry is the next phase of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. Instead of working on separate but similar efforts, those two projects have merged to create OpenTelemetry. This is wonderful for the larger community as it gives people a clear way to instrument their code for metrics and traces that isn’t specific to any tool or vendor. OpenTelemetry is a CNCF sandbox project.
Mar 18, 2020   |  By Liz Fong-Jones
At re:Invent in December, Amazon announced the AWS Graviton2 processor and its forthcoming availability powering Amazon EC2 M6g instances. While the first-generation Graviton processor that powered A1 instances was better suited to less compute-intensive workloads, this processor is intended to offer AWS customers a compelling alternative to conventional x86-powered instances on both performance and cost.
Mar 10, 2020   |  By Charity Majors
“Sociotechnical” — I learned this word from Liz Fong-Jones recently, and it immediately entered my daily lexicon. You know exactly what it means as soon as you hear it, and then you wonder how you ever lived without it. Our systems are sociotechnical systems. This is why technical problems are never just technical problems, and why social problems are never just social problems. I work on a company, Honeycomb, which develops next-gen observability tooling.
Feb 27, 2020   |  By Danyel Fisher
To have Observability is to have the ability to understand your system’s internal state based on signals and externally-visible output. Honeycomb’s approach to Observability is to strive toward this: every feature of the product attempts to move closer to a unified vision of figuring out what your system did, and how it got there.
Aug 11, 2018   |  By Honeycomb
This document discusses the history, concept, goals, and approaches to achieving observability in today’s software industry, with an eye to the future benefits and potential evolution of the software development practice as a whole.
Mar 20, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
In this video we demonstrate the OpenTelemetry Collector and it's new Honeycomb exporter functionality using Hipster Shop (a microservices demo from Google) and Kubernetes
Sep 17, 2019   |  By Honeycomb
Christine Yen, CEO | co-founder of Honeycomb.io speaks at Monitorama. How does Observability take Developers to the next level and ease debugging woes?
Jul 5, 2019   |  By Honeycomb
We spent an hour trying to understand anomalies and outliers in the rubygems.org Fastly logs.