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Heatmaps Make Ops Better

In this blog miniseries, I’d like to talk about how to think about doing data analysis “the Honeycomb way.”  Welcome to part 1, where I cover what a heatmap is—and how using them can…

Explore RubyGems data with Honeycomb

Our new RubyGems.org public dataset is now available — use it to analyze global download traffic of all gems hosted on RubyGems! About RubyGems.org RubyGems.org is the Ruby community’s gem hosting service. Gem creators…

Postmortem: RDS Clogs & Cache-Refresh Crash Loops

On Thursday, October 4, we experienced a partial API outage from 21:02-21:56 UTC (14:02-14:56 PDT). Despite some remediation work, we saw a similar (though less serious) incident again on Thursday October 11 from 15:00-16:02 UTC (8:00-9:02PDT). To implement a more permanent fix, we scheduled an emergency maintenance window which completely interrupted service on Friday Oct 12 for approximately two minutes, from 4:38-4:40 UTC (Thursday Oct 11, 21:38-21:40 PDT).

Help! I Accidentally Distributed My System!

At QCon New York, Honeycomb’s own Emily and her good friend Rachel Myers, of Firebase, talked about how various systems they’ve worked on grew out of control. “Distributed systems were never our biggest problem,”…