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Lies My Parents Told Me (About Logs)

Lots of us still believe some pretty silly things about logs. Most of these things used to be true! Some of them never really were. Sometimes they are “true enough” to get you a…

Honeycomb Launch!

Many many of you have been asking when we’ll be “launched”, in “production”, taking “money”, or “GA”. Well, here you go! 🙂 A big THANKS to all our early users, our first paying customers,…

Honeycomb Customer Profile: Airtime

We recently connected with Honeycomb users over at Airtime, a new social video platform for iOS, Android, and desktop. Like many companies using Honeycomb, Airtime relies on a complex system of infrastructure and a…

Instrumenting High Volume Services: Part 2

This is the second of three posts focusing on sampling as a part of your toolbox for handling services that generate large amounts of instrumentation data. The first one was an introduction to sampling….

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…