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Honeycomb Named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for APM & Observability 

By Harrison Calato  |   Last modified on July 10, 2023

For the second consecutive year, the observability platform cements its position as a category leader.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2023 – Honeycomb, a leading observability platform used by high-performing engineering teams to investigate the behavior of cloud applications, today announced that Gartner named it as a Leader for the second consecutive year in the Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability[1]. This year’s report evaluates 20 Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and observability vendors against specific criteria, including product innovation, strategic vision, market understanding and responsiveness, and the ability to meet customer needs. 

“Honeycomb has worked hard to earn our right to be the authoritative voice on observability at the overcrowded table,” said Christine Yen, CEO of Honeycomb. “Many of these APM incumbents have hopped on the observability bandwagon by rebranding their decades-old architectures. However, it only takes a few unpredictable overage bills or novel, impossible-to-debug software issues for engineering teams to understand why effective observability is a strategic imperative for success.”

Honeycomb’s observability platform was born in the cloud and architected to anticipate the challenges associated with today’s complex and distributed cloud systems, e.g., an unprecedented volume of telemetry data, unpredictability, and stringent end-user expectations for high-performing applications. These challenges are compounded by the pressure on engineering teams to deliver more value in less time and with fewer resources. This is why Honeycomb is deeply committed to delivering new and innovative features that set the standard for observability. 

A few notable new features highlighted in this year’s Magic Quadrant include enhancements to Honeycomb’s machine-assisted tool, BubbleUp, which enables users to use pattern detection on more parts of Honeycomb beyond heatmaps for a faster and more intuitive debugging workflow. Additionally, Honeycomb delivered Service Map in 2022, which provides users with a dynamic and interactive view of their system so they can better understand service dependencies in highly complex environments. Adding to the momentum early this year, Honeycomb was the first observability platform to launch fully executing Natural Language Querying using generative AI for its new capability, Query Assistant. This development dramatically scales the platform’s query power and makes observability more usable for all engineering levels. 

Download a complimentary copy of the Magic Quadrant report to learn more about Honeycomb’s Leader position, strengths, and product vision for 2023, among other provider offerings.

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About Honeycomb

Honeycomb provides observability for high-performing engineering teams so they can quickly understand what their code does in the hands of real users in unpredictable and highly complex cloud environments. Honeycomb customers stop wasting precious time on engineering mysteries because they can quickly solve them and know exactly how to create fast, reliable, and great customer experiences. HelloFresh, Stripe, Slack, Fender, Vanguard,  LaunchDarkly, and many more rely on Honeycomb for fast incident response, performance optimization, and safely accelerating release cycles. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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