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Category: Sampling

Ask Miss O11y   Sampling   Service Level Objectives  

Ask Miss O11y: Load Testing With Fidelity

Dear Miss O11y, My developers and I can't agree about what the right approach is for running load tests in production. Should we even be...

Sampling  

How Refinery Helps With Sampling Complex Event Data

Sampling is the practice of extracting a subset of data from a dataset to make conclusions about that larger dataset. It’s far from a perfect...

HoneyBytes   Sampling  

HoneyByte: Test Out Refinery Yourself!

This HoneyByte walks through how to get Refinery running locally to try out different configuration options and sampling methods....

Product Updates   Sampling  

Refine Your Observability Experience at Scale

Today, we announced that Refinery is now generally available. With Refinery, it’s now easy to highlight the critical debugging data you need and to stop...

Instrumentation   Sampling  

Sweetening Your Honey

Are you looking for a better way to troubleshoot, debug, and really see and understand what weird behavior is happening in production? Service-level objectives (SLOs)...

Events   HoneyBytes   Sampling  

HoneyByte: Get a Taste for Sampling

Honeycomb's event-based pricing model is pretty simple: we only care about how many events you send. For teams running workloads at scale, the question becomes:...

Sampling   Software Engineering   Tracing  

Getting At The Good Stuff: How To Sample Traces in Honeycomb

(This is the first post by our new head of Customer Success, Irving.) Sampling is a must for applications at scale; it’s a technique for...

Instrumentation   Sampling   Software Engineering  

Dynamic Sampling by Example

Last week, Rachel published a guide describing the advantages of dynamic sampling. In it, we discussed varying sample rates to achieve a target collection rate...

Metrics   Sampling  

The New Rules of Sampling

One of the most common questions we get at Honeycomb is about how to control costs while still achieving the level of observability needed to...

Events   Metrics   Sampling  

Metrics vs Events: A Conversation About Controlling Volume

If I'm used to metrics, how should I think about events in Honeycomb? This question cuts to the heart of how Honeycomb is different from...