honeycomb

OpenTelemetry, OpenTracing, OpenCensus: An Introduction and Glossary

There’s been a fair bit of buzz lately about OpenTelemetry, which is the next major version of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. The leadership of those two projects have come together to create OpenTelemetry, which combines the best parts of OpenTracing and OpenCensus to create one open source project to help with your instrumentation needs.

smartbear

Study Finds That Code Quality Doesn't Influence Pull-Request Approvals

Pull requests are a staple of open source software. Someone finds a bug or inefficiency within a section of code, and they can submit a “pull request” through Git to the repository owner. The owner can compare the new code versus the original, and if they agree it’s better off with the new code, it’s in. Sounds like an open and shut case for high quality, right?

zendesk

Using data to amplify the Voice of Customer

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a customer’s journey could begin at a myriad of touchpoints from every possible direction. It’s dizzying, but because customer experience is a key differentiator, it’s more important than ever to have a holistic understanding of the customer’s journey from every new touchpoint — across the entire organization. The different parts of your organization need to understand each other.

sumologic

How to Monitor Redshift Logs with Sumo Logic

In the second installment of our Amazon Redshift series, we covered the different ways you can monitor the performance and disk space of your Redshift servers using tools in AWS. In this final post, we will discuss how you can take your monitoring and logging efforts up a couple of notches by using Sumo Logic with Amazon Redshift.

dotcom-monitor

Avoid DNS Outages: Decrease Downtime with DNS Monitoring

Cloudflare, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are some of the largest managed Domain Name Server (DNS) service providers in the world. They are also just a few of the many DNS providers that have struggled with DNS outages. In fact, Cloudflare had an outage earlier this year due to a bad software deployment.

sensu

Kubernetes 101

The appeal of running workloads in containers is intuitive and there are numerous reasons to do so. Shipping a process with its dependencies in a package that’s able to just run reduces the friction of organizational communication and operation. Relative to virtual machines, the size, simplicity, and reduced overhead of containers make a compelling case.

victorops

Top Metrics for Measuring DevOps Delivery Value

Software developers and operations teams are constantly improving the way they move code into production and execute tests to maintain consistent delivery of reliable services. But, how do most organizations track the success of organizational changes? When a company adopts DevOps principles, how do they show the value of these changes to the engineering teams and the overall business?

stackify

6 Key Benefits of Microservices Architecture

One challenge for developers beginning a new project is choosing between monolithic and microservice architecture. According to Camunda research, 63% of enterprise level companies have taken steps to apply microservice architecture. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and implementation of microservice architecture and why enterprise level companies, like Amazon, Netflix, and Uber, are choosing this architecture over traditional monolithic architecture?

cloudpassage

Ransomware Campaigns Underscore Need for Dynamic Security

Shipping services firm Pitney Bowes has recently joined the growing ranks of businesses targeted by high-impact ransomware attacks—in their case, the Ryuk virus. The Ryuk virus has also been named as the culprit in recent data breaches spanning both global and domestic industries, targeting several cities in Florida and Massachusetts, as well as media companies such as Tribune Publishing, and France’s M6 Group.