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Category: Monitoring

Metrics   Monitoring   Operations  

Infrastructure Observability with Resource Events

You may have seen the Honeycomb white paper on metrics, and want to use the power of Honeycomb with metrics. Sending infrastructure metrics data to...

HoneyBytes   Monitoring   Operations  

HoneyByte: Kubernetes + Honeycomb

The new Honeycomb Kubernetes agent is out! This post describes how infrastructure metrics contribute to observability, and then walks you through the steps to start...

Metrics   Monitoring   Operations  

Getting Metrics Into Honeycomb

You can & should send metrics to Honeycomb! But you'll likely replace 95% of those with structured events. How does that work?...

Monitoring   Observability   Operations  

SRE + Honeycomb: Observability for Service Reliability

As a Customer Advocate, I talk to a lot of prospective Honeycomb users who want to understand how observability fits into their existing Site Reliability...

Debugging   Logging   Metrics   Monitoring   Observability   Tracing  

"Hot-take" on 3 Popular Open Source Tools & The Observability Landscape

New eGuide takes a closer look at Prometheus, ELK and Jaeger: Open source tooling has its benefits. No licensing costs and you’re free to download,...

Monitoring  

The Hive at Monitorama Baltimore 2019

As a human who entered this space via marketing, I often turn to my teammates for context. I recently asked the hive, why do we...

Monitoring   Observability  

Reflections on Monitorama 2019

This year was my third in a row attending (and now speaking at!) Monitorama. Because the organizers do a great job of turning introverts into...

Monitoring   Product Updates  

Welcome (to) Home

Our latest product update features an intuitive home (landing) page that orients users with a quick, real-time view into what's happening right now in your...

Instrumentation   Monitoring   Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

Notes from On-call Adjacency

I've never been on-call, but I've been on-call adjacent for a lot of my adult life—my partners, my housemates, my friends...they've largely been sysadmins, in...

Instrumentation   Monitoring  

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...

Debugging   Monitoring   Observability  

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...

Debugging   Monitoring  

Our First Outage

Dear honeycomb users, On Saturday, Aug 19th, we experienced a service outage for all customers. This was our first-ever outage, even though we’ve had users...

Logging   Monitoring   Observability  

Lies My Parents Told Me (About Logs)

Lots of us still believe some pretty silly things about logs. Most of these things used to be true! Some of them never really were....

Instrumentation   Monitoring   Observability   Sampling  

Instrumenting High Volume Services: Part 3

This is the last of three posts focusing on sampling as a part of your toolbox for handling services that generate large amounts of instrumentation...

Monitoring   Observability  

Is Honeycomb a monitoring tool?

You may notice that we don’t talk about “monitoring” much, and that’s because we don’t really think of monitoring as what we do, even though...

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