The 'new normal' of data management

There are few parts of business that the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t impacted, in some cases creating pervasive and long-lasting change. While no one knows exactly how our lives will emerge from this upheaval, for businesses it’s clear that long term survival depends on agility. Entire workforces have been mobilised in a matter of weeks. Employees – even the Luddites among us – have had to adopt new ways of working and many are in no rush to return to the traditional office!


Tracking COVID-19 Data in South America Using Telegraf and InfluxDB

I wanted to better understand how COVID-19 has been developing in South America. As I’ve recently started playing with InfluxDB, the open source time series database, I created a dashboard of cases and deaths using InfluxData’s platform. I usually use InfluxDB, Chronograf, Grafana, Zabbix and other similar solutions to monitor services and systems. However, until this point, I hadn’t used them to process and visualize other kinds of data.


Install Artifactory HA on GKE in a Flash

Installing Artifactory on GKE, or on any Kubernetes cluster for that matter, can be complex. You have to think through several scenarios, switch back and forth between UI and command line, create a lengthy Helm command, search for acceptable parameters … and so on. All this before you have to configure certificates, licenses, database settings, node settings. But there’s more, what about future proofing it?


Hiding in plain sight: HTTP request smuggling

HTTP request smuggling is increasingly exploited by hackers in the wild and in bug bounty programs. This post will explain the HTTP request smuggling attack with remediation tips. HTTP request smuggling is an attack technique that abuses how two HTTP devices send requests between each other (typically a front-end proxy or a HTTP-enabled firewall and a backend server) or chaining multiple servers together with different configurations.


Part 2: How to Better Understand Your Customers and Become Their Champions

In Part 1 of our two-part series, we discussed some important steps for better understanding your customers. Having a happy customer is one thing, but how do you go about creating a relationship with a customer where you both feel like each other’s champion?


Enriching Website Monitoring Data through Custom Events and User Timings

Instana captures a lot of information about activities happening on websites through our website monitoring, also known as end-user or real-user monitoring. Information about page loads, page transitions, HTTP calls, errors and more are collected as they are happening within your users’ web browsers and transmitted to Instana for analysis, enrichment, presentation and alerting. You can even look at individual visits to your website in order to understand the complete path that a user took, e.g.


Trace Continuity Has Never Been Easier - Instana + W3C Trace Context

Instana has been leading the Application Performance Monitoring (APM) industry with our automated distributed tracing technology, AutoTrace™. With AutoTrace, Instana has eliminated the need to manually instrument distributed tracing in your environment. Instana automatically instruments your applications with technology-specific sensors and begins collecting distributed traces across your entire environment.


The UX changes we made for Grafana 7.0 -- and what you can learn from them

Behind every part of Grafana, there are the ideas, creativity and commitment of the people who made it. While that includes code, it is not limited to it. Since August 2019, Grafana Labs has had a dedicated UX team, and we have been involved in countless recent features and improvements. We want to show you how we do our work, why you users are at the heart of everything we do – and most importantly, how design changes can make software better.


GrafanaCONline Day 9 recap: Prometheus rate queries explained, and inside one company's adoption of a central telemetry platform

We’re into the third and last week of GrafanaCONline! We hope you’re able to check out all of our great online sessions. If you didn’t get a chance to watch yesterday’s sessions (or want to see them again), here’s a recap of day 9 of the conference.