We help engineering teams deeply understand their own production systems through observability

Our mission

Give all software engineering teams the observability they need to eliminate toil and delight their users.

Honeycomb was founded by a software engineer (a “dev”) and an infrastructure engineer (an “ops”). We were determined to build a world of software ownership, and saw observability as the shared understanding necessary to get there. What began as a sociotechnical problem has evolved into a sociotechnical solution, in which tool choice is simply the catalyst for improved processes and culture on engineering teams.



Our values

Our values are the “how” in how we work with our colleagues, engage with our community, and build observability software.

Fast and close to right is better than perfect

Take pride in your craft and ship relentlessly. Be like our storage engine: 99% right in milliseconds is better than 100% right in an hour. Code in production is worth two in canary.

We hire adults

Pay attention to your mind and body so you can give and get help. All of us wobble, and being transparent about that means we can support each other. Participate fully in collaboration, coaching and management. If any group of us were together in a car on a long road trip, there would be no need for a dividing line in the back seat to keep people from hitting each other.

Everything is an experiment

Don’t get attached to specific outcomes, as they can prevent you from moving forward. Construct your experiments with purpose, evaluate them with honesty, share your results, and iterate. Failure is a constant, it’s what we learn that matters.

Feedback is a muscle

Giving and receiving feedback is like strengthening a muscle. 
This is not a skill we are born with, or ever perfectly master; 
and nobody gets it right every single time. But we can all get 
better at it by practicing—pushing ourselves a little past our 
comfort zone, everyday.

Act with autonomy and ownership

Come curious. Focus on impact over output. Be generous with your ideas and use your judgment. Optimize for our collective success, not individual glory. Kill your darlings. Be bold, shake it up, don’t assume the way things are was on purpose. Do it with style.

Our customers

Our customers know that observability is key to delivering software both quickly and reliably. Engineering teams become high-performing teams when armed with Honeycomb observability software.

Our people

We think equally about building Honeycomb the product, the business, and the company. We’re committed to building a software engineering company of which our people are proud to have been a part.

Meet The Team



Our opportunity

Observability is the future—and it’s up to us to take the lead and shape that future through observability software engineering. We believe in questioning the status quo and charting our own path. Perhaps you do, too.

Open Positions

Investors

We’re honored to be backed by investors who believe we’re the future of observability.

As well as Mike Krieger, Ilya Sukhar, Anamitra Banerji, Venkat Venkataramani, and a number of other angels.

Catch us at these upcoming events

06/18/2024

Advanced Instrumentation with OpenTelemetry

This workshop will enhance your ability to understand and debug your services with high cardinality data. Dive deep into the intricacies of distributed tracing, learn advanced tracing concepts for diverse use cases, and master the art of deep instrumentation of your services.


AWS Summit New York
AWS Summit New York

Jacob Javits Center, NYC

07/10/2024

AWS Summit NYC 2024

Enjoy an action-packed day at AWS Summit NYC 2024, where the latest in cloud innovation comes to life.


Virtual

06/11/24

Honeycomb and AWS on Taming Observability & Cloud Costs

Join Amazon Web Services and Honeycomb as we discuss ways to reduce costs while increasing visibility and performance at scale. We’ll be joined by Liz Fong-Jones, Honeycomb Field CTO, as she demonstrates how we can leverage observability 2.0 to seamlessly migrate workloads to the most cost-effective AWS architectures.