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Dynamic Sampling in Honeytail

A while ago I wrote a three part series on sampling, covering an introduction, some simple straight forward ways to do it, and some ideas for fancy implementations. I’m happy to say that that…

Instrumenting High Volume Services: Part 1

This is the first of three posts focusing on sampling as a part of your toolbox for handling services that generate large amounts of instrumentation data. Recording tons of data about every request coming…

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 like to show off how to use Triggers with…

Update to Go SDK – Efficient Sampling

Here at Honeycomb we believe the best approach to handling high volume traffic is through sampling. As services scale, we want to continue to be able to inspect events with rich detail and context….