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Dogfooding   Product Updates  

Power to the People: Control Your Own Trigger Destiny with Webhooks

When we release something new, whether it's a new SDK or Beeline or a new feature in the UI, we'll often set a Honeycomb Trigger...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Level Up with Derived Columns: Two Neat Tricks That Will Improve Your Observability

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t realize just...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Level Up With Derived Columns: Bucketing Events For Comparison

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t...

Dogfooding  

There And Back Again: A Honeycomb Tracing Story

In our previous post about Honeycomb Tracing, we used tracing to better understand Honeycomb's own query path. When doing this kind of investigation, you typically have...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Level Up With Derived Columns: Understanding Screen Size (With Basic Arithmetic)

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t realize just...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Instrumentation  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 9: Tracing The Query Path

This post continues our long-running dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb Part 8: A Bee’s Life. To understand how Honeycomb uses Honeycomb at a high...

Dogfooding  

RDS Performance Degradation - Postmortem

Summary Note: all times are UTC unless otherwise noted. On Thursday, May 3 starting at 00:39:08 UTC (Wednesday 17:39 PDT) we experienced a nearly complete...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Resolving High CPU Usage in Kubernetes With Honeycomb

At Honeycomb, we’re excited about Kubernetes. In fact, we’re in the early stages of moving some of our services to k8s. Tools like kops have...

Dogfooding   Observability   Software Engineering  

Sam Stokes talks about data infrastructure on the Data Engineering Podcast

This past week, Honeycomb engineering manager Sam Stokes was interviewed on the Data Engineering Podcast, and in addition to hearing him talk a little about...

Dogfooding   Metrics   Operations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb Part 8: A Bee's Life

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 7: Measure twice, cut once: How we made our queries 50% faster…with data....

Dogfooding  

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...

Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Observability  

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,...

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...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Instrumentation   Observability   Software Engineering  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 4: Check Before You Change

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-end Failures. As Honeycomb matures, we try to roll out changes as...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Observability   Operations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-End Failures

At Honeycomb, one of our foremost concerns (in our product as well as our customers’) is reliability. To that end, we have end-to-end (e2e) checks...

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