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Category: Operations

Dogfooding   Operations  

Observations on ARM64 & AWS’s Amazon EC2 M6g Instances

At re:Invent in December, Amazon announced the AWS Graviton2 processor and its forthcoming availability powering Amazon EC2 M6g instances. While the first-generation Graviton processor that...

Dogfooding   Observability   Operations  

Using Honeycomb to remember to delete a feature flag

Feature flags are great and serve us in so many ways. However, we do not love long-lived feature flags. They lead to more complicated code,...

Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

How To Make Your Customers Happy, with Eaze

"Success is a catastrophe that you have to survive." -- CJ Silverio A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of hosting CJ...

Debugging   Instrumentation   Operations   Software Engineering  

Working On Hitting a Release Cadence? CI/CD Observability Can Help You Get There

We recently sponsored our partner CloudBees' conference DevOps World & JenkinsWorld in San Francisco and our message “Observe how Customers Experience Your Build” resonated well...

Dogfooding   Operations   Software Engineering  

Never Alone On Call

Does your organization have an on-call rotation? Several members of the Honeycomb engineering team recently hosted a live webcast about why they never feel alone...

Dogfooding   Logging   Operations  

Understand Your AWS Cost & Usage with Honeycomb

AWS bills are notoriously complicated, and the Amazon Cost Explorer doesn’t always make it easy to understand exactly where your money is going. When we...

Debugging   Dogfooding   Operations  

Treading in Haunted Graveyards

Part 1: CI/CD for Infrastructure as Code At Honeycomb, we've often discussed the value of making software deployments early and often, and being able to...

Dogfooding   Operations  

Incident Review: You Can't Deploy Binaries That Don't Exist

Between 22:50 and 22:54 UTC on July 9, our capacity to accept traffic to api.honeycomb.io gradually diminished until all incoming requests started to fail. 8...

Observability   Operations   Software Engineering  

Toward a Maturity Model for Observability

Access to observability is becoming critical to organizations shipping software, running modern infrastructures in production, and to understanding how users are experiencing their service. To...

Dogfooding   Operations  

Automating Collection of Troubleshooting Data with Triggers: a How-To Guide

Everyone wants to be more efficient -- to spend less time on the tedious things, and more time on the things that move the needle....

Debugging   Dogfooding   Operations   Software Engineering  

A New Bee's First Oncall

I'm Honeycomb's newest engineer, now on my eighth week at Honeycomb. Excitingly, I did my first week of oncall two weeks ago! Almost every engineer...

Dogfooding   Observability   Operations  

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...

Dogfooding   Metrics   Operations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb Part 8: A Bee's Life

This post continues our dogfooding series from How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 7: Measure twice, cut once: How we made our queries 50% faster…with data....

Debugging   Dogfooding   Observability   Operations  

How Honeycomb Uses Honeycomb, Part 3: End-to-End Failures

At Honeycomb, one of our foremost concerns (in our product as well as our customers’) is reliability. To that end, we have end-to-end (e2e) checks...

Monitoring   Operations   Product Updates  

Honeycomb Triggers - Alert on your Data

We’re happy to announce the launch of Honeycomb Triggers—a method to get notifications when the data you send in to Honeycomb crosses configured thresholds. We’d...

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