Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Instrumentation: Measuring Capacity Through Utilization

This is the second in a series of guest posts about instrumentation. Like it? Check out yesterday’s piece on the first four things you measure....

Monitoring   Operations   Product Updates  

Honeycomb Triggers - Alert on your Data

We’re happy to announce the launch of Honeycomb Triggers—a method to get notifications when the data you send in to Honeycomb crosses configured thresholds. We’d...

Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Instrumentation: The First Four Things You Measure

Note: this is the first in a series of guest posts about best practices and stories around instrumentation. Like it? Check out the other posts...

Metrics   Observability  

The Problem with Pre-aggregated Metrics: Part 3, the "metrics"

This is the third of three posts focusing on the limitations of pre-aggregated metrics. The first one explained how, by pre-aggregating, you’re tightly constrained when...

Metrics   Observability  

The Problem with Pre-aggregated Metrics: Part 2, the "aggregated"

This is the second of three posts focusing on the limitations of pre-aggregated metrics. The first one explained how, by pre-aggregating, your flexibility is tightly...

Metrics   Observability  

The Problem with Pre-aggregated Metrics: Part 1, the "Pre"

This is the first of three posts focusing on the limitations of pre-aggregated metrics, each corresponding to one of the “pre”, “aggregated”, and “metrics” parts...

Observability  

Honeycomb FAQ in 140 Chars: Getting Started

Welcome! This will be a semi-regular series, where we answer frequently asked questions in short, digestible bites. Or if you prefer long philosophical essays about...

Connectors & Integrations   Databases  

The MySQL Slow Query Log, AWS Golang SDK, RDS and You

Did you know you can do fun things with the MySQL slow query log, using the nothing but the AWS golang SDK for RDS? It’s...

Databases   Debugging  

MySQL and Honeycomb: My First 10 Minutes

As part of the process of building our RDS connector for Honeycomb, we ran it on our own database logs. A few neat things came...

Observability  

Honeycomb and the Five Whys: Summary Post

Anchor post at the top of this week’s long series of “vision” posts, so everything doesn’t just appear backwards. :) This week we set forth...

Observability  

Part 5/5: Building Badass Engineers and Badass Teams

No matter how much we love technology, it is always a means to an end. The mission comes first – we don’t do tech for...

Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

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,...

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