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Spot Ocean: The easy button for Kubernetes version and patch management

As a recovering practitioner, one of the things I was always less than thrilled to do was patching. I dreaded having to run updates, ensure everything was configured correctly, and finding windows of time to reboot without knocking an application offline. Just like your cloud workloads — everything changes when it has to be done at scale. Kubernetes has always been built around the DevOps concepts of rapid development, delivery, and iteration.

Checkly adds deep synthetic monitoring to Coralogix with new integration

Starting today, Checkly users can send their traces from synthetics checks to Coralogix to view in-depth synthetic user data along with back-end APM based tracing. This gives SRE’s and Operations engineers a new insight into how the system is responding to automated synthetic tests of your service. For Checkly users, integrating with Coralogix data means it’s easy to correlate end-to-end user experience with backend performance, and track poor performance to its root cause.

Measuring Node.js Performance in Production with Performance Hooks

In the first part of this series, we toured performance APIs in Node.js. We discussed the capabilities of APIs and how they can diagnose slowdowns or network issues in your Node application. Now, in this concluding segment, we will embark on a practical journey, applying these performance hooks in a real-world scenario. You will understand how to effectively use these tools to monitor and enhance your application's performance. Let's dive in and see these concepts in action!

What Is Denormalized Data?

Traditional database design prioritizes data integrity through normalization. However, for read-heavy workloads, normalized data structures can lead to complex queries and slower performance. Denormalization offers an alternative approach to optimize query execution and improve efficiency. A study concluded that denormalization can improve query performance when implemented with a thorough understanding of application requirements.

To fix customer service in Australia, put AI to work for employees

Australian business leaders can’t seem to crack the customer experience (CX) code. According to the ServiceNow Customer Experience Intelligence Report, customer service has gotten increasingly worse over the past three years. Australians are waiting longer than ever—spending a combined 107 million hours on hold, 11% more than the previous year.

Understanding SharePoint Online Storage

SharePoint Online is a robust cloud-based service offered by Microsoft as part of the Office 365 suite. It enables organizations to create websites for information sharing, document management, and collaboration at scale, serving everything from small projects to enterprise-level deployments. As organizations increasingly shift to remote work environments, the ability to securely manage and collaborate on content has become crucial.

Optimizing cloud resource costs with Elastic Observability and Tines

In today's cloud-centric landscape, managing and optimizing cloud resources efficiently is paramount for cloud engineers striving to balance performance and cost-effectiveness. By leveraging solutions like Tines and Elastic, cloud engineering teams can streamline operations and drive significant cost savings while maintaining optimal performance.

4 Key Reasons to Switch from SaltStack to Puppet

At first, the differences between common configuration management tools might seem marginal. But choosing the right solution for automated configuration management can make a huge difference. Some tools will have features that align with your organization’s goals, while others won’t. The choice between Puppet vs. SaltStack is one such decision, and it’s a little more nuanced than you might think.

Enhancing Team Collaboration: Unveiling the Intuitive Features of SIGNL4

Effective communication lies at the heart of successful teamwork, and SIGNL4 emerges as a powerful tool crafted to elevate collaboration within teams. In this blog post, we will explore five of the often small but all the more intuitive features that distinguish SIGNL4, positioning it as the preferred solution for teams aiming to enhance productivity and streamline communication.

Migrating from Elastic's Go APM agent to OpenTelemetry Go SDK

As we’ve already shared, Elastic is committed to helping OpenTelemetry (OTel) succeed, which means, in some cases, building distributions of language SDKs. Elastic is strategically standardizing on OTel for observability and security data collection. Additionally, Elastic is committed to working with the OTel community to become the best data collection infrastructure for the observability ecosystem.