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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…

Tell me more, nginx

When the cool kids talk about interesting log data, no one seems to want to talk about nginx. Web servers are the workhorses of the internet, reliable and battle-hardened, but the logs are standard…

Is Honeycomb a monitoring tool?

You may notice that we don’t talk about “monitoring” much, and that’s because we don’t really think of monitoring as what we do, even though it kind of is. Traditional monitoring relies heavily on…

Introducing Honeycomb’s TCP Agent for MongoDB

We’re excited to release honeycomb-tcpagent, an efficient way to get query-level visibility into your MongoDB deployment. honeycomb-tcpagent parses TCP traffic between MongoDB clients and servers, and reconstructs queries in a friendly JSON format. Honeycomb…