The Path from Unstructured Logs to Observability

Are you starting out on your journey toward observability? Do you have a mandate from management, or are you a lone warrior in the matrix? From your starting point, how will you make the right decisions about how to implement changes to your logging and aim for the right path through the various choices in front of you?


Slowdown is the New Outage (SINTO)

With 'Orange Is The New Black' (OITNB) wrapping its final season, let's reclaim the title formula 'x is the new y' with SINTO. This post explores tracing, monitoring, observability and business awareness. By understanding the difference in these four methods, you'll be ready to drive agile applications, gain funding for lowering technical debt, and focus on customer retention.


Secureworks Surfing the Wavefront with Observability

Recently, we had the pleasure to talk to Manu Mathew, Senior Manager – Performance Engineering from Secureworks. Manu shared his team’s journey of supporting rapid service growth, some of the monitoring challenges they faced along that journey and how they overcame those challenges. Here’s a recap of Manu’s fascinating story.


Notes from Observability Roundtables: Capabilities Deep-dive

Greetings, fellow o11ynaut! You may recall a post we shared here about two months ago that told tales of the themes we felt best represented our recent release of the Framework for an Obsersvability Maturity Model. Well, the o11y maturity model was once again the primary topic and focus of Honeycomb’s most recent Observability Roundtable event held in San Francisco in mid August.


Objectives-Driven Observability

Today I wanted to write about something that’s been on my mind for the last few months. The industry spends quite a bit of time talking about observability these days and something’s been, somewhat vaguely, bothering me about it. So about a week or so ago, I spent some time figuring out what was bothering me and had some insights I would like to share.

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What's New with Wavefront Enterprise Observability: From Dashboards for Productivity to Alerting for Proactivity, for 200,000+ Containers

With announcement at VMworld 2019 in San Francisco this week, the Wavefront platform is bolstered with many enterprise observability capabilities. Our primary aim is to empower Kubernetes platform operators, SREs, DevOps and developer teams to dramatically reduce MTTD and MTTR, with full-stack views into any issue using analytics from metrics, traces, histograms and span logs. Several new features make it possible to reliably and securely grow your cloud services without worrying about scaling limits on containerized microservices and infrastructure. Here's an overview of what's new!

Taming A Game-Changer: Honeycomb and GraphQL at VendHQ

This guest post is from Evan Shaw, Lead Engineer at vendhq.com. GraphQL is a query language for APIs. It allows you to expose all your data through a single queryable graph. Compared to RESTful APIs, GraphQL brings greater flexibility in how your data is exposed, a more structured schema for type safety, and fewer round trips to your server for better latency. When we introduced a GraphQL at Vend, the feedback from our frontend engineers was clear: “This is a game-changer.”


Notes from Observability Roundtables

The Velocity conference happened recently, and as part of it we (Honeycomb) hosted a sort of reverse-panel discussion, where you talked, and we listened. You may be aware that we’re in the process of developing a maturity model for the practice of observability–and we’re taking every opportunity we have to ask questions and get feedback from those of you who are somewhere along the path.