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Category: Dogfooding

Dogfooding   Databases  

Virtualizing Our Storage Engine

Our storage engine, affectionately known as Retriever, has served us faithfully since the earliest days of Honeycomb. It’s a tool that writes data to disk...

Security   Dogfooding  

How We Leveraged the Honeycomb Network Agent for Kubernetes to Remediate Our IMDS Security Finding

Picture this: It’s 2 p.m. and you’re sipping on coffee, happily chugging away at your daily routine work. The security team shoots you a message...

Observability   Dogfooding  

Driving Exceptional Support: Unleashing Support Power with Honeycomb

n technical support, ensuring customer satisfaction and quickly resolving issues are of utmost importance. At Honeycomb, we embrace a comprehensive approach by using our own...

Dogfooding  

How Our Love of Dogfooding Led to a Full-Scale Kubernetes Migration 

When considering a migration to Kubernetes, as with any major tech upgrade or change, it’s imperative to understand the motivation for doing so. The engineering...

Dogfooding  

Developing with OpenAI and Observability

Honeycomb recently released our Query Assistant, which uses ChatGPT behind the scenes to build queries based on your natural language question. It's pretty cool. While...

Technical Deep Dives   Dogfooding  

Scaling Ingest With Ingest Telemetry

With the introduction of Environments & Services, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the creation of new datasets. These new datasets are smaller than ones...

Featured   Dogfooding  

The Present and Future of Arm and AWS Graviton at Honeycomb

As many of you may have read, Amazon has released C7g instances powered by the highly anticipated AWS Graviton3 Processors. As we shared at re:Invent...

Dogfooding  

Tale of the Beagle (Or It Doesn’t Scale—Except When It Does)

If there’s one thing folks working in internet services love saying, it’s: Yeah, sure, but that won’t scale. It’s an easy complaint to make, but...

Service Level Objectives   Dogfooding   Databases  

Data Availability Isn’t Observability

But it’s better than nothing... Most of the industry is racing to adopt better observability practices, and they’re discovering lots of power in being able...

Dogfooding  

One Year of Graviton2 at Honeycomb

A year ago, we wrote about our experiences as early adopters of Graviton2, and how we were able to see 30% price-performance improvements on one...

Instrumentation   Dogfooding   Connectors & Integrations  

Interview with Honeycomb Engineer Chris Toshok: Dogfooding OpenTelemetry

We often get questions about the difference between using our Beeline SDKs compared with other integrations, especially OpenTelemetry (abbreviated "OTel"). That’s why the team decided...

Operations   Incident Response   Dogfooding   Debugging  

Incident Report: Investigating an Incident That's Already Resolved

Summary On the 23rd of April, we discovered that an incident had occurred approximately one week earlier. On April 16, for approximately 1.5 hours we...

Operations   Instrumentation   Dogfooding  

Dogfooding for Deploys: How Honeycomb Builds Better Builds with Observability

Observability changes the way you understand and interact with your applications in production. Beyond knowing what’s happening in prod, observability is also a compass that...

Operations   Dogfooding  

Observations on ARM64 & AWS’s Amazon EC2 M6g Instances

At re:Invent in December, Amazon announced the AWS Graviton2 processor and its forthcoming availability powering Amazon EC2 M6g instances. While the first-generation Graviton processor that...

Operations   Observability   Dogfooding  

Using Honeycomb to remember to delete a feature flag

Feature flags are great and serve us in so many ways. However, we do not love long-lived feature flags. They lead to more complicated code,...

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