Observability

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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.

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Wavefront Introduces Java Tracing Agent Delivering Out-of-the-Box Application Observability

Distributed tracing is a critical piece of application observability. But instrumenting your applications with traces is not always easy. Whether you are an SRE or a developer, you need application observability. But you might not prefer to instrument code. That is where the Wavefront Tracing Agent for Java comes in handy, as it provides application observability without needing any code change.

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Using Jaeger with Eclipse Che

As explained on the Eclipse Che website, “Che brings your Kubernetes application into your development environment and provides an in-browser IDE, allowing you to code, build, test and run applications exactly as they run on production from any machine”. However when deployed in your production environment, those same applications can be monitored using observability tools to understand their performance to help inform future improvements.

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Stepping It Up! LightStep Feature Updates - October 2019

Sure, we’re big on new features — like easy migration from Zipkin and Jaeger, Instrumentation Scoring, and Workflow Links — but we’re also improving LightStep by pushing small improvements all the time, many of them based on your feedback. Every month in this post, we’ll show you the latest enhancements, so you’re sure not to miss out on how LightStep is evolving to make your life easier. Here’s what’s new in October.

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If Observability is Everything, Where Are You?

During his keynote presentation at AWS Summit NYC 2019, Amazon Web Services CTO Werner Vogels proclaimed, “Observability is everything.” We completely agree. But that doesn’t mean the concept of Observability is widely understood, let alone fully embraced. Except for our most advanced customers, most organizations are looking for guidance on their journey to best-in-class cloud monitoring and observability.

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Achieving Observability: How to Address the Unknown Unknowns in Your Application

Imagine if nature documentaries were composed solely of stationary footage shot in the wild. As a viewer, you would likely catch a few glimpses of wildlife and may even be able to see some interesting animal behavior, but your ability to gain any understanding of the ecosystem would be severely stunted. That’s why there are many more tools (and people) involved in the filming and editing process for shows like National Geographic.

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How Deep Systems Broke Observability - and What We Can Do About It

“Responsibility without control.” It’s the textbook definition of stress. And for the human beings who build, maintain, and operate microservices at scale and in production, it is relentless and often overwhelming. The stress takes on many forms — if you work with microservices, you’ve surely heard it firsthand: So why is it so rough out there? And how did it get this way? There are two ways systems scale. They can scale wide, or they can scale deep.

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PagerDuty Summit Rocked

We had an excellent time at PagerDuty Summit 2019. The folks we met at the booth and in the hallway track felt particularly kindred to Team Honeybee: we’ve all been on-call, and we all want it to be better. The main themes of the conference revolved around best practices and learnings for finding issues faster, knowing exactly what to do in an incident, enabling on-call to know how to prioritize an alert, and what our community can do to improve on-call life.

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Zeek, Corelight, and Humio help make observability accessible

We’re honored to be selected as the exclusive training sponsor for ZeekWeek 2019. As a thought leader in the observability space, Humio has a deep understanding of making observability accessible, comprehensive, and affordable. Humio can help you efficiently visualize and get answers from the Zeek log volumes that Corelight sensors generate.

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OpenTelemetry 101: What Is Tracing?

OpenTelemetry is an open-source observability framework for generating, capturing, and collecting telemetry data for cloud-native software. In my previous post, I covered what observability means for software, and talked about the three types of telemetry data that comprise observability signals — tracing, metrics, and logs. Today, I’ll be taking a deeper look at the first of these, tracing.