LightStep

2015
San Francisco, CA, USA
Jun 24, 2020   |  By Ben Sigelman
Sometimes we should philosophize about observability and sometimes we should just get ultra-pragmatic and examine real use cases from real systems. 😊 Here is one about a bad deploy we had at Lightstep the other day. Let’s get started with a picture.
Jun 23, 2020   |  By Austin Parker
When you're building a static website, performance can be hard to measure. There are hundreds of variables and confounding conditions that can impact page load speed, everything from mundane considerations like the size of a PNG to the complex vagaries of Content Delivery Networks. How are you supposed to figure out if your users, the people that are trying to load your page, are having a good experience?
Jun 10, 2020   |  By Robin Whitmore
We’ve been busy getting some great new features ready to release to you in the coming months - we can’t wait to get those out to you! This past month we released a change to our Service Health view to help you find issues more efficiently, and we’ve made some great updates to our content.
May 20, 2020   |  By David Klein
How do you know if the changes that you’re making to your microservices are having the desired impact to your end-users? What happens after a deploy? Did your app’s performance remain the same? Were any bugs introduced? Do you need to roll back? With Codefresh and Lightstep, you’re able to more quickly, more accurately, and more easily ensure that any commit and build results in a better experience for your end-users.
May 19, 2020   |  By Lindsay Tyson
It's one of the most intimidating moments in the life of an on-call engineer. The world is dark, everyone is asleep, and your pager goes off. Suddenly you're alert, disoriented, and running on adrenaline.
May 2, 2018   |  By LightStep
Report Finds Record Growth in Microservices is Disrupting the Operational Landscape
Jun 30, 2020   |  By Lightstep
The authors of Distributed Tracing in Practice (O'Reilly, 2020) come together for a chat on distributed tracing and their experiences writing the book.
May 1, 2020   |  By Lightstep
Microservices migrations can be a challenge. What's the best approach to choosing your tech stack when splitting a monolith into a service-based architecture? What are the pros and cons of modern cloud infrastructure choices and reasons why you’d choose one over another? What monitoring solutions are available today and what are their strengths and weaknesses for maintaining, understanding and observing your new infrastructure?
Apr 29, 2020   |  By Lightstep
What are microservices? How do they work? Are they "better" than monoliths? Daniel Spoonhower, an expert in distributed tracing, answers these questions in more in this quick explainer. Daniel Spoonhower (aka Spoons) is the CTO and co-founder of Lightstep, an observability platform.
Apr 13, 2020   |  By Lightstep
What are the differences between monolithic and microservice-based system architectures? Which one should I be using? When should I migrate from a monlith to microservices? In this webinar, Stephanie Baum, a Senior Solutions Architect at Lightstep, helps answer all of these questions and more. Lightstep delivers unified observability, with visibility across multi-layered architectures, enabling teams to detect and resolve regressions quickly, regardless of system scale or complexity.
Apr 9, 2020   |  By Lightstep
In this conversation with Lightstep's Ben Sigelman, Bryan Cantrill recalls his experiences working alongside Jeff Bonwick at Sun Microsystems in the 90s, (almost) interviewing with Tom West for a position at Data General, the origins of DTrace, and the infamous "Shouting in the Datacenter" video.