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Category: Observability

Observability   Customer Stories  

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,...

Observability   Customer Stories  

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...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

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...

Observability   News & Announcements  

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...

Observability   Featured  

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...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

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....

Observability   Ask Miss O11y  

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....

Observability   Logging  

User Tips: Sending NGINX Logs to Honeycomb

You use NGINX as a proxy for your application, and you want to leverage Honeycomb's amazing features to help make sense of the traffic data....

Observability   Featured  

Authors' Cut—No More Pipeline Blues: Accelerate CI/CD with Observability

Just like any aspect of development, poor integration, invisible bottlenecks, and bugs can plague your CI/CD pipelines. And debugging them? Well, it’s complicated. To see...

Observability  

Dashboards Can Be More Than Just Expensive TV

Someone once described dashboards to me as “expensive TV for software engineers.” At first, I stood there quietly shocked—dashboards had informed many root cause analyses...

Observability   Featured  

Authors' Cut—Not-So-Distant Early Warning: Making the Move to Observability-Driven Development

Observability is about understanding systems, which means more than just production. Moving from logs to tracing and showing causality can be done locally, as well....

Observability   Ask Miss O11y  

Ask Miss O11y: What Should An "Observability Team" Do?

People use “observability team” as a catchall basket for all kinds of things these days—from cutting-edge tech to truly heinous hacks. Eh, it is what...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Adding Code Tags to Your OpenTelemetry Spans

One of the reasons that OpenTelemetry is great at doing this is that a lot of the common attributes you may find on a span...

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