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Category: Observability

Observability   Teams & Collaboration  

Autocatalytic Adoption: Harnessing Patterns to Promote Honeycomb in Your Organization

When an organization signs up for Honeycomb at the Enterprise account level, part of their support package is an assigned Technical Customer Success Manager. As...

Logging   Observability  

Surface and Confirm Buggy Patterns in Your Logs Without Slow Search

Incidents happen. What matters is how they’re handled. Most organizations have a strategy in place that starts with log searches—and logs/log searching are great, but...

Connectors & Integrations   Observability  

Honeycomb, Meet Terraform

The best mechanism to combat proliferation of uncontrolled resources is to use Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to create a common set of things that everyone...

Observability  

Authors’ Cut Spark Notes Edition: Jumpstart Your Observability Journey

George Miranda, Liz Fong-Jones, and Charity Majors, held a series of live discussions called the Authors’ Cut to bring core concepts of the book to...

Observability   Sampling  

Author’s Cut—A Sample of Sampling, and a Whole Lot of Observability at Scale

In this post, we’re moving from the foundations of observability to things that become critical when you start practicing observability at scale. Tools like sampling...

Observability  

Happy o11ydays!

As 2022 draws to a close, the Honeycomb team is getting ready to take some time to recharge our collective batteries and get ready for...

Customer Stories   Observability  

NS1 Implements Honeycomb to Democratize Their Code and Spark Customer Joy

The line from observability to customer joy is straighter than you think. We recently learned this from NS1, a managed DNS provider and Honeycomb customer,...

Customer Stories   Observability  

Customer Story: Intercom Reduces MTTWTF With Observability and Distributed Tracing

Intercom’s mission is to build better communication between businesses and their customers. With that in mind, they began their journey away from metrics alone and...

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Monitoring Cloud Database Costs with OpenTelemetry and Honeycomb

In the last few years, the usage of databases that charge by request, query, or insert—rather than by provisioned compute infrastructure (e.g., CPU, RAM, etc.)—has...

News & Announcements   Observability  

New Honeycomb Features Raise the Bar for What Observability Should Do for You

As long as humans have written software, we’ve needed to understand why our expectations (the logic we thought we wrote) don’t match reality (the logic...

Observability  

Authors’ Cut—Gear up! Exploring the Broader Observability Ecosystem of Cloud-Native, DevOps, and SRE

You know that old adage about not seeing the forest for the trees? In our Authors’ Cut series, we’ve been looking at the trees that...

Featured   Observability  

Authors’ Cut—Shifting Cultural Gears: How to Show the Business Value of Observability

How do you solve the people and culture problems that are necessary in making the shift to adopt observability practices? And once you instill those...

Observability   OpenTelemetry  

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry: Three Companies Check Into OTel Observability

Learn how Jimdo, Upgrade, and Campspot benefited from OpenTelemetry, whether in improved performance, or by avoiding vendor lock-in....

Observability  

Sense and Signals

Part of understanding a complex, distributed software system as a socio-technical system means taking seriously that the signals the stewards receive aren’t just chatter....

Ask Miss O11y   Observability  

How Do I Do Availability Checks in Honeycomb?

Let’s dig into what we mean by an Availability Check and how that maps to observability, tracing, and supporting production systems....

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