SigNoz

Bangalore, India
2019
  |  By Ankit Anand
We’re thrilled to announce that SigNoz is now SOC 2 Type I compliant. We are committed to protecting your data and privacy, and we follow the industry’s best practices to ensure that your data is safe and secure.
  |  By Ankit Anand
New Relic vs DataDog: Both tools are popular for application and infrastructure monitoring, offering a wide range of features. This post compares New Relic and DataDog on key aspects like APM, log management, infrastructure monitoring, and OpenTelemetry support. Info I instrumented a sample Spring Boot Application and sent data to Datadog and New Relic to evaluate my experience. Some takeaways are subjective and based on personal preference.
  |  By Ankit Anand
Modern digital organizations have rapidly adopted microservices-based architecture for their applications. Microservices-based apps have components designed around business capabilities serving a specific purpose. It enables smaller engineering teams to own specific services that lead to increased productivity. But componentization also leads to complexity. Today’s modern internet-scale businesses have hundreds or thousands of microservices.
  |  By Pranay Prateek
Working in the observability and monitoring space for the last few years, we have had multiple users complain about the lack of detailed monitoring for messaging queues and Kafka in particular. Especially with the coming of instrumentation standards like OpenTelemetry, we thought there must a better way to solve this. We dived deeper into the problem and were trying to understand what better can be done here to make understanding and remediating issues in messaging systems much easier.
  |  By Ankit Anand
Welcome to SigNal 37, the 37th edition of our monthly product newsletter! We crossed 17,000+ Github stars for our open source project. We’ve enhanced our Dashboards UX and incorporated feedback from users in different areas of our product. Let’s see what humans of SigNoz were up to in the month of May 2024.
  |  By Ankit Anand
Spans are fundamental building blocks of distributed tracing. A single trace in distributed tracing consists of a series of tagged time intervals known as spans. Spans represent a logical unit of work in completing a user request or transaction. Distributed tracing is critical to application performance monitoring in microservice-based architecture. Before we deep dive into spans, let's have a brief overview of distributed tracing.
  |  By Ankit Anand
OpenTelemetry is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF) incubating project aimed at standardizing the way we instrument applications for generating telemetry data(logs, metrics, and traces). However, OpenTelemetry does not provide storage and visualization for the collected telemetry data. And that’s where an OpenTelemetry backend is needed. Cloud computing and containerization made deploying and scaling applications easier.
  |  By Muskan Paliwal
Log analysis is a very powerful feature for an application when it comes to debugging and finding out which flow is working properly in the application and which is not. In a world of containerization and cloud computing, it is essential to understand logs generated by a Docker environment to maintain healthy performing applications. In this article, we will discuss log analysis in Docker and how logging in Docker containers is different than in other applications.
  |  By Muskan Paliwal
Elasticsearch and Splunk can both be used as log analysis tools for software applications. Elasticsearch, as part of the Elastic Stack, offers a highly scalable, open-source solution for real-time search and analytics across diverse data types, excelling in customization but with a steeper learning curve.
  |  By Favour Daniel
Logs are useful for troubleshooting and identifying issues in applications, as they provide a record of events and activities. However, managing log data can be challenging due to the large volume of log events generated by modern applications, as well as the need to balance the level of detail in the logs and the impact on the application's performance.
  |  By SigNoz
Monitoring website performance and error tracking is critical for a great customer experience. In our Launch Week recently, we demo'ed how you can monitor core web vitals and monitor frontend errors in SigNoz. Here's a short demo on the same.
  |  By SigNoz
Talk by Pranay on Scaling OpenTelemetry collectors with Kafka by Pranay in Conf42 SRE summit in 2024. Pranay talks about challenges with scaling Otel collectors and how Kafka can help solve it. He also shares how they use this architecture at SigNoz to scale their cloud service.
  |  By SigNoz
More about SigNoz: SigNoz - Monitor your applications and troubleshoot problems in your deployed applications, an open-source alternative to DataDog, New Relic, etc. Backed by Y Combinator. SigNoz helps developers monitor applications and troubleshoot problems in their deployed applications. SigNoz uses distributed tracing to gain visibility into your software stack.
  |  By SigNoz
Welcome to last day of SigNoz Launch Week! We will start with a chat with Ankit (CTO, SigNoz) about the evolution of SigNoz, our focus on OpenTelemetry and belief in open-source. Post that we will deep dive into recently released Access Token management feature which will help users programmatically access data stored in SigNoz and unlock powerful use cases. Then we will showcase our new SaaS onboarding flow which makes getting started with SigNoz much easier. We will also discuss the process we follow for improving our documentation & onboarding flow.
  |  By SigNoz
For day 4, we will showcase the recent work we have done in Logs Pipeline. With Log Pipelines, you can transform logs to suit your querying and aggregation needs before they get stored in the database. Pipelines provide a way to modify the structure and content of log data without needing to change application code or redeploy components. By extracting relevant attributes from logs, pipelines enable more efficient analysis.
  |  By SigNoz
Welcome to SigNoz Launch week! In day 3 we will focus on monitoring frontend with SigNoz. We will take examples on how to monitor web vitals of your application and monitoring errors in client applications. This will be followed by a discussion with our maintainers on nuances of building performant frontend application for data dense products like SigNoz. Do tune in!
  |  By SigNoz
For day 2, the features in spotlight are the major improvements we have made in the Metrics module & Query Builder.
  |  By SigNoz
Welcome to SigNoz Launch Week 1.0! This is our first launch week, and we’re excited to introduce you to some cool new features in SigNoz. We ship fast but often miss sharing the story behind these features with our community. Launch week for us is an opportunity to share the behind-the-scenes of new features that we have built in the recent past. Our open-source maintainers will share the story on the whats, whys, and hows of new upgrades to SigNoz!
  |  By SigNoz
In this video, you will see a demo of how to monitor Kafka with OpenTelemetry. We will instrument a NodeJS application using Kafka and get client side metrics like delay between producer emitting a message to consumer receiving it via distributed tracing. We will also get Kafka server metrics like consumer lag and plot it dashboards.
  |  By SigNoz
In this livestream, we will walk through a demo of how to get client side insights from Kafka using distributed tracing. We will take a NodeJS producer and consumer setup communicating via Kafka to show how one can instrument this with OpenTelemetry, and get metrics from a client perspective. We will also touch on getting Kafka metrics using OpenTelemetry receivers.

Open-source Observability platform. Understand issues in your deployed applications & solve them quickly.

Why SigNoz?

  • Your data in your boundary: No need to worry about GDPR and other data protection laws. All your tracing and monitoring data is now in YOUR infra.
  • Forget HUGE SaaS bills: No abrupt pricing changes. No unexpected month-end bills. Get transparent usage data.
  • Take Control: No abrupt pricing changes. No need to spend weeks in vendor slack for that one small feature. Extend SigNoz to suit your needs.

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