Category: Technical Deep Dives

Dogfooding   Technical Deep Dives  

Scaling Ingest With Ingest Telemetry

With the introduction of Environments & Services, we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the creation of new datasets. These new datasets are smaller than ones...

Instrumentation   Technical Deep Dives  

What Is Auto-Instrumentation?

In the past, we’ve written about what instrumentation is and the insights it provides. Instrumenting your code generates telemetry that shows you how your system...

Technical Deep Dives  

Scaling Kafka at Honeycomb

When you send telemetry into Honeycomb, our infrastructure needs to buffer your data before processing it in our "retriever" columnar storage database. For the entirety...

Observability   Technical Deep Dives  

How Time Series Databases Work—and Where They Don't

In my previous post, we explored why Honeycomb is implemented as a distributed column store. Just as interesting to consider, though, is why Honeycomb is...