Product Updates  

Sharing Honeycomb queries is even better with Boards

Hello Honeycomb users! I’m here to tell you about some updates to a feature some of you may already be using. We’ve renamed playlists to...

Dogfooding   Databases  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 7: Measure twice, cut once: How we made our queries 50% faster...with data

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 6: Instrumenting a Production Service . The entire value proposition of Honeycomb’s columnar...

Observability   Debugging  

Bitten by a Kafka Bug - Postmortem

Dearest honeycombers, Yesterday, on Tuesday, Oct 17th, we experienced a partial service outage for some customers, and a small amount of data was dropped during...

Observability   Logging   Instrumentation   Events  

You Could Have Invented Structured Logging

Sometimes we hear from folks who are a little bit intimidated by the notion of structured logging. Some common issues: There’s no approachable library for...

Observability   Instrumentation   Dogfooding  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 6: Instrumenting a Production Service

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 5: The Correlations Are Not What They Seem. In a recent blog post,...

Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Istio, Envoy, and Honeycomb

Here at the hive, we’re exceedingly excited about the emerging future of the “service mesh.” After deploying a sidecar proxy such as Envoy, a service...

Product Updates  

Heatmaps Are The New Hotness*

Heatmaps are a visualization that shows the statistical distribution of the values in a dataset column over time. Each column of squares in the below...

Monitoring   Instrumentation  

Testing in Production: Why You Should Never Stop Doing It

Testing in production has gotten a bad rap—despite the fact that we all do it, all the time. This is probably because we associate it...

Product Updates   Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Using the Golang Pprof Web UI to Debug Memory Usage

Golang as an Observability Tool Go, for good reason, has become an incredibly popular language for everything from web applications to DevOps tools. We lean...

Dogfooding  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 5: Feature Flags

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 4: Check Before You Change. Maybe you’ve heard the saying that correlation does...

Observability   Monitoring   Debugging  

Observability: What's in a Name?

“Is observability just monitoring with another name?” “Observability: we changed the word because developers don’t like monitoring.” There’s been a lot of hilarious snark about...

Product Updates   Connectors & Integrations  

Announcing the Honeycomb AWS Elastic Load Balancer Integration

In the modern DevOps / SRE world, one of the most important things to get a clear picture of is what’s happening in between your...

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