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Honeycomb vs Elastic Stack: It’s about priorities

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that although collecting and reviewing metrics and logs is a core part of running a stable and successful service, access to raw events and the ability to search and pivot on any dimension of your production environment, no matter how high-cardinality, is what will help your team debug…
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Honeycomb at Fender: Faster Answers, Happier Customers

About FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION: Since 1946, Fender has revolutionized music and culture as one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC), whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch® guitars, Jackson®, EVH® and Charvel®, follows a player-centric approach to crafting the highest quality instruments and musical…
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New Capacity Management and Dataset Allocation Overview

At last, the days of having to contact us to get a Dataset rebalanced are over–you can now see and manage the entirety of your Honeycomb data across all Datasets you own! From the Team Settings page, Team Owners have access to the Usage page, which shows your overall data size, and how it’s allocated…
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New Dataset Details and Schema Page Updates in Honeycomb

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got some Honeycomb improvements to share that I hope will make your day sweeter. Isn’t that soothing? Feel free to take a moment and remember to breathe. OK. Ready for some good news? See Dataset details and descriptions right from the Query Page If you’ve been querying your datasets in the last…
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Observability Video Grab Bag!

Today we have a grab-bag of observability-themed videos for you–take your pick, or watch all of them–we won’t judge 🙂 Honeycomb Tech Talks are finally being recorded! Many folks have asked, and we’re finally able to record the kickass talks at our meetups. Here are the videos from our most recent “Observability beyond systems” event…
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Honeycomb at Tapjoy: Faster Time to Confidence with Observability

About Tapjoy maximizes mobile engagement and monetization for leading advertisers and app developers. Their SDK is currently embedded in over 15,000 mobile apps and reaches over 520 million active users per month. Environment Monolithic Rails app Many high-volume 3rd-party attribution partners Goals Tapjoy processes millions of requests per minute as a mobile ad network. In…
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Keep Sharing the Love with New Boards Features in Honeycomb

Those of you who have been using Honeycomb are probably already adding things to Boards, a great way to save queries and results to look at again later and/or share with your teammates. We’re happy to announce that we’ve made some improvements–now you can: Make Boards private Making a Board private means only you can…
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Security and Observability: Join the Secure Tenancy Beta

We know data security matters to our users; many of you have been asking for security features for Honeycomb, and we’ve been working on it. We’re pleased to announce that we recently launched a beta Program for our new Secure Tenancy (patent pending) functionality, and we’re inviting interested folks to participate. How does it work?…
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Significant CPU Usage Improvements in New Version of libhoney.py

We’ve published version 1.2.0 of libhoney-py, which now batches events. Based on our internal testing, this results in 8-10x more efficiency, so you probably want to give this a try if you’re sending us Python events. We’re extra-grateful to our pals at Nylas for inspiring us to prioritize this improvement by showing us (with their…
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The New Stack Writes up Charity’s Monkigras Talk on the Sustainability of On-Call Culture

If you’ve been keeping up with our blog, you’ll remember that we published a related post about the sustainability of oncall culture a couple of weeks ago, but this writeup from The New Stack of the talk Charity gave at Monkigras in London this year is worth a read as well–giving a talk and writing…
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