This post is to help orient folks who want to learn more about observability but maybe feel overwhelmed by the vocabulary list. The goal is to get everyone on the same page about what these words mean so that we can focus on leveraging the tools and ideas to build better software and deliver more value!
We often get questions about the difference between using our Beeline SDKs compared with other integrations, especially OpenTelemetry (abbreviated “OTel”). That’s why the team decided to do some integration dogfooding by instrumenting our own code with OpenTelemetry alongside existing Beeline instrumentation.
Honeycomb’s event-based pricing model is pretty simple: we only care about how many events you send. For teams running workloads at scale, the question becomes: are all of my events worth keeping? How can you reduce overall event volume while maintaining fidelity? This HoneyByte is all about sampling strategies you can use to lower costs without sacrificing the value of your data.