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Category: OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry   Customer Stories  

Modern Observability in Action at the University of Oxford 

The Bennett Institute for Applied Data Science at the University of Oxford is pioneering the better use of data, evidence, and digital tools in healthcare,...

OpenTelemetry  

OpenTelemetry Best Practices #3: Data Prep and Cleansing

Having telemetry is all well and good—amazing, in fact. It’s easy to do: add some OpenTelemetry auto-instrumentation libraries to your stack and they’ll fill your...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observability, Telemetry, and Monitoring: Learn About the Differences

Over the past five years, software and systems have become increasingly complex and challenging for teams to understand. A challenging macroeconomic environment, the rise of...

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

Understanding OpenTelemetry’s Browser Instrumentation

Recently, Honeycomb released a Web Instrumentation package built around the OpenTelemetry browser JS packages. In this post, I’ll go over what the OpenTelemetry auto-instrumentation package...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Real User Monitoring With a Splash of OpenTelemetry

You're probably familiar with the concept of real user monitoring (RUM) and how it's used to monitor websites or mobile applications. If not, here's the...

OpenTelemetry  

Transitioning to OpenTelemetry

This article touches on how we at Birdie handled our transition from logs towards using OpenTelemetry as the primary mechanism for achieving world-class observability of...

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

Instrumenting a Demo App With OpenTelemetry and Honeycomb

A few days ago, I was in a meeting with a prospect who was just starting to try out OpenTelemetry. One of the things that...

OpenTelemetry   Observability  

Observing Core Web Vitals with OpenTelemetry: Part Two

In a previous blog post, we outlined how to set up our own auto-instrumentation to send Core Web Vitals data to Honeycomb. We recently released...

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

OpenTelemetry Best Practices #2: Agents, Sidecars, Collectors, Coded Instrumentation

For years, we’ve been installing what vendors have referred to as “agents” that reach into our applications and pull out useful telemetry information from them....

OpenTelemetry  

OpenTelemetry Best Practices #1: Naming

Naming things, and specifically consistently naming things, is still one of the most useful pieces of work you can do in telemetry. It’s often overlooked...

OpenTelemetry  

Sending OpenTelemetry Data From AWS Lambda to Honeycomb

In this post, Chris describes how to send OpenTelemetry (OTel) data from an AWS Lambda instance to Honeycomb....

OpenTelemetry   News & Announcements  

Much Ado About OpenTelemetry

There is so much good work that OpenTelemetry has done in the software industry, specifically around the domain of observability, in the last five years....

OpenTelemetry  

Data Sovereignty and OpenTelemetry

In today’s economic and regulatory environment, data sovereignty is increasingly top of mind for observability teams. The rules and regulations surrounding telemetry data can often...

OpenTelemetry   Instrumentation  

Avoid Stubbing Your Toe on Telemetry Changes

When you have questions about your software, telemetry data is there for you. Over time, you make friends with your data, learning what queries take...

OpenTelemetry  

Effective Trace Instrumentation with Semantic Conventions

There’s plenty of literature on the mechanics of instrumenting code with OpenTelemetry and delivering it to Honeycomb. However, I’ve not found many guides on the...

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