Epsagon Adds Support for Scala and Unlimited Trace Retention

With the recent release, Epsagon has added support for Scala, unlimited trace retention, and adding untraced functions to a trace. Epsagon’s latest release includes support for Scala. Scala is an object-oriented and functional programming language based on JVM. Scala was supposed to be a “better” version of Java and is less verbose than Java. With Scala, Epsagon now supports the most commonly used languages in cloud computing including Node.js, Python, Java, .NET, and Go.


Streaming ECS and Fargate Logs to Elasticsearch

Container technology is now a cornerstone of every cloud provider’s infrastructure offerings, and AWS provides various managed services, such as Amazon ECS and EKS, to orchestrate these containers. In this article, we will be focusing on the Amazon ECS service, which provides two options for the launch type: EC2 and AWS Fargate. The EC2 launch type provides flexibility, giving operators fine-grain control of the infrastructure (EC2 instances).


Troubleshooting Application Errors with Epsagon

One of the primary objectives of observability is to help you identify errors and exceptions in your application. A great observability solution provides you with a way to quickly troubleshoot these errors and keep the high developer and business velocity that you hope for. In previous blog posts, we saw how to set up service maps and monitor different environments with Epsagon.

Creating an Observability Strategy via Distributed Tracing | SKILup Days Cloud-Native and Serverless

Observability is becoming challenging for the DevOps and Engineering teams in the new age of the microservices and cloud-native world. In this session, we will discuss the challenges in achieving observability for modern applications and strategies to achieve them. We will explore how distributed tracing helps reduce MTTD/R, thus increasing developer velocity. Finally, we will review the steps to achieving observability at scale for modern applications.

Monitoring the Golden Signals for SRE in Microservices

For many companies around the world, websites have become a core technology in their business model. If the servers hosting these websites crash, sites can get bugs or take too long to load properly, resulting in frustrated customers and companies losing money. That’s why the field of “Site Reliability Engineering,” or SRE for short, was created. SRE is meant to keep a website running smoothly.

Observability Strategy: A Must-Have in the Microservices World | DeveloperWeek 2021

The evolution of architecture from monolithic to microservices-based has enabled organizations to meet the ever-evolving needs of their customers. The need for getting insights into these microservices has become critical for developers and operations teams alike. In this session, we will explore how observability plays a critical role in the microservices world. We will deep dive into distributed tracing to achieve full observability and monitoring for production environments. Finally, we will discuss the checklist that every DevOps person should look into for incorporating observability into their environment.

AWS Tools Series: Amazon Athena Technical Guide

Launched at AWS re:Invent 2016 by Andy Jassy, Amazon Athena is an interactive tool for querying data stored in Amazon S3. It leverages standard SQL queries to process data quickly and is cost-effective, as you are charged only for the queries run. Athena’s serverless capabilities also allow you to scale automatically by executing multiple–complex–parallel queries against large data sets.


Open-Source Monitoring Tools: In-Depth Comparison

In recent years, infrastructure and application architecture has gone through a paradigm shift toward the cloud and microservices. This has meant that applications are getting smaller and more distributed and are being run increasingly on cloud servers. Most of the time, you don’t know—or care—where an application is running, such as in a serverless ecosystem. But today, monitoring in the cloud-native era is more important than ever.

Observability for Node.js: Troubleshoot API Errors and Reduce MTTD/R | Node Congress

The benefits of Node.js to develop real-time applications at scale are very well known. As Node.js architectures get more and more complex, visualization of your microservices-based architecture is crucial. However, the visualization of microservices is incredibly complex given the scale and the transactions across them. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage service maps to instantly understand your architecture and troubleshoot any API error.

Epsagon is Now Available in the AWS Activate Console

Epsagon, the microservice-native APM solution, announced today that it is featured in the new Amazon Web Services (AWS) Activate Console Exclusive Offers program. This means that startups building on AWS can now access customized, discounted offers on Epsagon’s observability platform directly through the AWS Activate Console.