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Category: Observability

Product Updates   Observability  

Diving into Data with Honeycomb: BubbleUp (formerly codename: Drilldown) is in Beta!

This blog miniseries talks about how to think about doing data analysis the Honeycomb way. In this episode, we announce an exciting new feature, currently...

Software Engineering   Product Updates   Observability  

The Core Analysis Loop, or: Heatmaps Make Analysis Better

In this blog miniseries, I'm talking about how to think about doing data analysis, the Honeycomb way. In Part I, I talked about how heatmaps...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

Heatmaps Make Ops Better

In this blog miniseries, I'd like to talk about how to think about doing data analysis "the Honeycomb way."  Welcome to part 1, where I...

Software Engineering   Product Updates   Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Explore RubyGems data with Honeycomb

Our new RubyGems.org public dataset is now available — use it to analyze global download traffic of all gems hosted on RubyGems! About RubyGems.org RubyGems.org...

Operations   Observability   Dogfooding  

Postmortem: RDS Clogs & Cache-Refresh Crash Loops

On Thursday, October 4, we experienced a partial API outage from 21:02-21:56 UTC (14:02-14:56 PDT). Despite some remediation work, we saw a similar (though less...

Observability   News & Announcements   Metrics  

Honeycomb vs Elastic Stack: It's About Priorities

If you've been paying attention, you know that although collecting and reviewing metrics and logs is a core part of running a stable and successful...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

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...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

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...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

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...

Observability   Logging   Instrumentation   Events  

How Are Structured Logs Different From Events?

We're all collectively trying to define observability ("o11y," pronounced "olly") these days, and, as Honeycomb is sometimes described as an event-based observability product, trying to...

Product Updates   Observability   Logging   Debugging   Connectors & Integrations  

Honeycomb goes Serverless: Send your app data without running agents

Serverless apps are growing in popularity, thanks to tools like AWS API Gateway and Lambda, and a growing number of powerful frameworks that simplify development...

Product Updates   Observability   Instrumentation   Connectors & Integrations  

Instrument Your Go App In Minutes with the Honeycomb Beeline for Go

Want magical per-request instrumentation to roll effortlessly out of your Go app without even looking like you’re trying? Meet the Honeycomb Beeline for Go! Beelines automatically...

Observability   Connectors & Integrations  

Observability into Bare Metal Provisioning with RackN

This guest blog post is from Rob Hirschfeld, Co-founder and CEO at RackN.   At RackN, a core design principle is that operations should be easy...

Product Updates   Observability   Instrumentation   Connectors & Integrations  

The fastest, most direct route to instrumented code: a Honeycomb Beeline

If you’re feeling too busy or overwhelmed to instrument your code, we are here for you. We've talked many times about the value of instrumentation,...

Product Updates   Observability   Instrumentation  

Instrument Your Rails Apps Automatically With Honeycomb's New Rails Integration

You’ve always been able to get observability for your Ruby apps by instrumenting them with our SDK, affectionately known as libhoney. Unfortunately, instrumenting code you’ve...

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