Postmortem: RDS Clogs & Cache-Refresh Crash Loops

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 serious) incident again on Thursday October 11 from 15:00-16:02 UTC (8:00-9:02PDT). To implement a more permanent fix, we scheduled an emergency maintenance window which completely interrupted service on Friday Oct 12 for approximately two minutes, from 4:38-4:40 UTC (Thursday Oct 11, 21:38-21:40 PDT).

Honeycombers at LISA 2017

Did you go to LISA this year? I used to go back in the 1998-2003 timeframe (anyone remember playing the original Guitar Hero in that huge arcade in Seattle?) and I hope to make…

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 like to show off how to use Triggers with…

Part 4/5: Everyone is a DBA

DBAs may be the last remaining priesthood in our industry. But software engineers and operations engineers are increasingly finding themselves responsible for precious company data, and DBAs are increasingly adopting generalist skillsets and best…