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Ask Miss O11y   Databases   Instrumentation  

Ask Miss O11y: How Can I Add o11y to Databases?

How do we bring observability to the DB world? In the SQL Server world, you can marry up perfmon and extended event traces but is...

Databases   Debugging   Guests   Observability  

Customer Nylas Cuts Database Queries 50%

Honeycomb user stories are the best. Shining a light on a specific use-case plus following the breadcrumbs and steps to discovery and resolution is pure...

Databases   Debugging   Dogfooding  

Stop Your Database From Hating You With This One Weird Trick

Let's not bury the lede here: we use Observability-Driven Development at Honeycomb to identify and prevent DB load issues. Like every online service, we experience...

Connectors & Integrations   Databases   Product Updates  

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,...

Databases   Instrumentation   Monitoring  

Instrumentation: Instrumenting HTTP Services

Welcome to the second week of our blog post series on instrumentation, curated by Julia and Charity. This week will focus more on operational and...

Databases   Observability   Product Updates  

Honeycomb Signups Are Back! (With New & Improved Storage Support)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, some of you may remember signing up for Honeycomb access. (Okay, it was probably sometime...

Connectors & Integrations   Databases  

The MySQL Slow Query Log, AWS Golang SDK, RDS and You

Did you know you can do fun things with the MySQL slow query log, using the nothing but the AWS golang SDK for RDS? It’s...

Databases   Debugging  

MySQL and Honeycomb: My First 10 Minutes

As part of the process of building our RDS connector for Honeycomb, we ran it on our own database logs. A few neat things came...

Databases   Debugging  

MongoDB and Honeycomb: My First 10 Minutes

Real-world examples An interesting side effect of the devopsification of the software industry is how many software engineers and operations engineers increasingly find ourselves in...

Connectors & Integrations   Databases   Dogfooding   Operations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 1: The Long Tail

This post is the first in our series of “dogfooding” posts. At Honeycomb, we dogfood everything: we try to solve all our own problems using...