Posts by Ian Wilkes

Ian Wilkes

Staff Engineer

Ian is a software engineer with 20 years of experience in the field.

Product Updates   Databases  

Understanding Lambda Sleep Cycles With CONCURRENCY

CONCURRENCY is now enabled for all customers. See our docs page for information about how it works and how to use it effectively. Questions or...

Product Updates   Databases  

Event Latency: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Recently, we added a new derived column function to Honeycomb, INGEST_TIMESTAMP(), which can help customers debug event latency and/or inaccurate timestamps. A meaningful minority of...

Software Engineering   Product Updates   Dogfooding   Databases  

From "Secondary Storage" To Just "Storage": A Tale of Lambdas, LZ4, and Garbage Collection

When we introduced Secondary Storage two years ago, it was a deliberate compromise between economy and performance. Compared to Honeycomb’s primary NVMe storage attached to...

Product Updates   Databases  

Speeding Things Up So Your Queries Can Bee Faster

Honeycomb strives to be a fast, efficient tool; our storage back-end satisfies the median customer query in 250ms (and the P90 in 1.3 seconds). Still,...

Dogfooding   Databases  

There And Back Again: A Honeycomb Tracing Story

In our previous post about Honeycomb Tracing, we used tracing to better understand Honeycomb's own query path. When doing this kind of investigation, you typically have...

Product Updates  

Build and Run a Honeycomb Query right from your URL bar with Query Template Links

Whenever you run a Honeycomb query, you're directed to the permalink for the results. Returning to this URL always supplies the same data without re-running...