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Jul 14, 2020   |  By Sivasamy Kaliappan
APIs have become the de-facto standard in building and running modern applications. They are an integral part of the automation workflow of any business and as more users rely on your APIs to power their applications, the need for them to be reliable is important. Any degradation in their health, availability and performance will impact your business, so ensuring its reliability depends on proactively monitoring your APIs.
Jun 30, 2020   |  By John Demian
Over the past few years, we’ve seen an almost obsession with developing and adopting CI/CD tools throughout the DevOps community. There are thousands of “how-to’s”, “top x tools”, and “tool x vs tool y” type articles, and it has gotten to the point where it’s quite difficult to figure out how and which one to pick as your own.
Jun 26, 2020   |  By Bojan mid
If you are anything like us here at Sematext, you are likely always trying to automate any tedious, repetitive tasks. Repetitio est mater… boringdorum. Setting up monitoring falls in that category. You either do it manually every time you provision a new piece of infrastructure or service, or you automate it. Note that by “service” I mean either an instance of your own application or something like Nginx or Elasticsearch or MySQL or …
Jun 25, 2020   |  By sematext
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides block storage for applications that are running in the cloud. However, not every company is getting the most out of the EBS volumes they are using. Some companies can pay too much for EBS volumes without utilizing the allocated storage and IOPS. Other organizations may pay high prices because they are using the wrong disk type for their needs. This article explains five techniques you can use to optimize the performance of your EBS workloads.
Jun 19, 2020   |  By Rafal Ku
When providing services to your customers you need to keep an eye on everything that could impact your success with that – from low-level performance metrics to high-level business key performance indicators. From server-side logs to stack traces giving you full visibility into business and software processes that underpin your product. That’s where cloud monitoring tools and services come into play.
Nov 7, 2018   |  By Sematext
If you manage Elasticsearch clusters you’ll find this cheat sheet created by Sematext Elasticsearch experts very handy. In it you will find a comprehensive list of copy-paste curl snippets for allocation, caches, segment merges, performance troubleshooting and quite a bit more. Enjoy and share!
Nov 7, 2018   |  By Sematext
The Cloud Native movement and migration of applications to microservice architectures require general visibility and observability into software behavior. OpenTracing aims to offer a consistent, unified, and tracer-agnostic instrumentation API for a wide range of frameworks, platforms and programming languages.
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
This Elasticsearch Developer Cheat Sheet provides a comprehensive list of key Elasticsearch operations every developer needs – index creation, deletion, mapping manipulation, indexing API, ingestion API, querying, aggregations, document relations (nested and parent child) and more! Enjoy and share!
Nov 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
In this reference architecture document, you will find out about all key Docker metrics to watch. Following that, you will learn how to set up monitoring and logging for a Docker UCP cluster. Specifically, this e-book shows how to use Sematext Docker Agent to collect metrics, events and logs for all Docker hosts and containers. Enjoy and share!
Oct 1, 2018   |  By Sematext
This Solr / SolrCloud Metrics API Cheat Sheet shows you how to access all the new Solr metrics – Jetty Metrics, JVM Metrics, Solr Node Metrics, Core OS metrics, etc. Print it. Copy-paste from it. Use it when troubleshooting Solr performance issues. Enjoy and share!
Jun 10, 2020   |  By Sematext
Sematext Synthetics allows you to collect information on the performance of critical business transactions, resources, load test information, and much more.
Aug 27, 2019   |  By Sematext
A breakdown of Sematext Experience, an easy-to-use Real User Monitoring solution, adding to the Sematext Cloud observability toolbelt, which encompasses Log Management, Infrastructure Monitoring, Tracing and now, Real User Monitoring.
Apr 22, 2019   |  By Sematext
A user looking for “awesome smartphone 2018” is likely really after “+review:awesome +category:smartphone +release_date:2018”. A clever use of (e)dismax might get us pretty close to where we want, but it’s not real query understanding. There are other ways, of course, like training a model that will, based on the keyword, guess which field it’s looking into.
Dec 10, 2018   |  By Sematext
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Nov 15, 2018   |  By Sematext
Video explaining how to use Logsene for troubleshooting using logs.