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Category: Tracing

Debugging   Logging   Metrics   Monitoring   Observability   Tracing  

"Hot-take" on 3 Popular Open Source Tools & The Observability Landscape

New eGuide takes a closer look at Prometheus, ELK and Jaeger: Open source tooling has its benefits. No licensing costs and you’re free to download,...

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...

Dogfooding   Tracing  

Instrumenting Lambda with Traces: A Complete Example in Python

We’re big fans of AWS Lambda at Honeycomb. As you may have read, we recently made some major improvements to our storage engine by leveraging...

Instrumentation   Software Engineering   Tracing  

OpenTelemetry vs OpenTracing | Understanding OpenCensus and Related Terms

There’s been a fair bit of buzz lately about OpenTelemetry, which is the next major version of the OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. The leadership of...

Debugging   Tracing  

Investigating Timeouts With Tracing Using Sentry

Tracing is one of the key tools that Honeycomb offers to make sense of data. Over the last few weeks, we've made a number of...

Dogfooding   Software Engineering   Tracing  

When In Doubt, Add More Spans: A Tale of Tracing and Testing In Production

Recently, Toshok was telling a story about the kind of thing he talks about a lot—improving the performance of some endpoint or page or other....

Dogfooding   Observability   Tracing  

Tracing and Observability for Background Jobs

Illuminating the under-loved with Honeycomb Most modern web apps end up sprouting some subset of tasks that happen in the “background”, i.e., when a user...

Product Updates   Tracing  

BubbleUp Meets Tracing (and Other Odd-shaped Data)

A few weeks ago, BubbleUp came out of Beta. We've been getting fantastic user feedback on how BubbleUp helps users speed through the Core Analysis...

Logging   Tracing  

The True Cost of “Search-First” Problem-solving on Your Production Systems

The search-first problem-solving approach—meaning “open up the log search tool” (Splunk, ELK, Loggly, SumoLogic, Scalyr, etc)—is a costly and time-consuming operation during which the true...

Events   Logging   Metrics   Observability   Tracing  

Metric Analysis, Application Performance Monitoring, and Log Management: Where Does Honeycomb Fit In?

If you’re involved in improving the performance of your application, you’ve probably heard about application performance monitoring (APM), metric analysis, and log management. But you...

Product Updates   Tracing  

Collaboration with OpenCensus: A new way to get traces into Honeycomb

Okay, the cat was out of the bag when the PR merged -- Regardless, we're happy to announce the existence of the Honeycomb Exporter for...

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