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Category: Observability

Best Practices   Observability  

What Are Some Useful Things to Look for Right Away When You Get Data into Honeycomb?

Here's what some of our customers had to say about Honeycomb features that they found value in right away....

Conferences & Meetups   Observability  

Top Takeaways from Monitorama 2022

Two of our folks went to Monitorama 2022, and they gleaned a few pearls of wisdom they'd love to share with you, including an unexpected,...

Featured   Observability  

Authors’ Cut—How Observability Differs from Traditional Monitoring

In this webinar based on our O'Reilly book, we go over the difference between observability and monitoring - and when to use which....

Instrumentation   Observability  

Webinar Recap: How to Avoid Being On Call With Under-Instrumented Tools

"It's expensive. It's difficult. Our APM works just fine." The three myths of observability can lead to being on call with under-instrumented tools. That's exactly...

Logging   Observability  

Ingesting HTTP Access Logs from AppService

Debugging application performance in Azure AppService is something that’s quite difficult using Azure’s built-in services (like Application Insights). Among some of the issues are visualizations,...

Observability  

Honeycomb Supports Service Ownership

The software industry is moving toward teams that own the services they build. This concept encloses principles and possibilities from movements toward microservices, DevOps, Agile,...

Featured   Observability  

Authors' Cut—Structured Events Are the Basis of Observability

Our Author's Cut series takes a deep dive into our O’Reilly Observability Engineering book. Join us for this session on structured events....

Featured   Observability  

An Observability Guide From Someone with a Precarious Grasp on the Topic

I’m Phillip, a product manager here at Honeycomb. After eleven-ish months of working on our product, I totally understand observability, right? ...Kinda? Sorta? Maybe? I'm...

Best Practices   Observability  

✨ The ✨ Book✨ Is ✨ Done✨

The book is done. The book is FINISHED. There will be no more writing of the book! Holy macaroni. If you think you might be...

Best Practices   Observability  

Observability for New Teams: Part 1

Any significant shift in an organization’s software engineering culture has the potential to feel tectonic, and observability (o11y for short)—or more specifically, Observability Driven Development—is...

Observability  

ICYMI: Achieving Visibility in Your CI/CD Pipeline With Honeycomb + CircleCI

Before continuous integration came to be, setting up builds was no fun because the complexity and overhead involved in a release cycle was compounded by...

Debugging   Observability  

Why Intuitive Troubleshooting Has Stopped Working for You

It’s harder to understand and operate production systems in 2021 than it was in 2001. Why is that? Shouldn’t we have gotten better at this...

Observability   Technical Deep Dives  

How Time Series Databases Work—and Where They Don't

In my previous post, we explored why Honeycomb is implemented as a distributed column store. Just as interesting to consider, though, is why Honeycomb is...

Featured   Observability  

Observability: The 5-Year Retrospective

Two years ago, I wrote a long retrospective of observability for its third anniversary. It includes a history of instrumentation and telemetry, a detailed explanation of the...

Observability  

Why Observability Requires a Distributed Column Store

Honeycomb is known for its incredibly fast performance: you can sift through billions of rows, comparing high-cardinality data across thousands of fields, and get fast...

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