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Part 4/5: Everyone is a DBA

DBAs may be the last remaining priesthood in our industry. But software engineers and operations engineers are increasingly finding themselves responsible for precious company data, and DBAs are increasingly adopting generalist skillsets and best…

Part 2/5: Dear Software Engineers

Observability is not a thing for operations or some other team to care about. Software engineers, you are increasingly the primary owners of your own services … and this is a great thing. Developers,…

Part 1/5: Asking Better Questions

Any mature production system is likely to have hundreds of thousands if not millions of metrics, most of which never get looked at by a human. Metrics and logs are no longer human-scale, they…

MongoDB and Honeycomb: My First 10 Minutes

Real-world examples An interesting side effect of the devopsification of the software industry is how many software engineers and operations engineers increasingly find ourselves in the role of “Accidental DBA,” responsible for operating, debugging,…

Welcome to Honeycomb

Hello friends! It’s been about seven months since our first day of work, when we first said “hi” and asked for your feedback. We now have a new name, a real office, and the…