Operations   Observability   Dogfooding  

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...

Tracing   Product Updates  

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...

Product Updates   Dogfooding  

Power to the People: Control Your Own Trigger Destiny with Webhooks

When we release something new, whether it's a new SDK or Beeline or a new feature in the UI, we'll often set a Honeycomb Trigger...

Observability   News & Announcements   Metrics  

Honeycomb vs Elastic Stack: It's About Priorities

If you've been paying attention, you know that although collecting and reviewing metrics and logs is a core part of running a stable and successful...

Product Updates   Instrumentation   Events  

The Honeycomb Beeline for Go v2 is...Go!

We've seen folks do amazing things using our Honeycomb Beelines--getting their apps instrumented in next-to-no time, expanding their observability, growing their understanding of what is...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

Level Up with Derived Columns: Two Neat Tricks That Will Improve Your Observability

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t realize just...

Product Updates  

Announcing Query Descriptions and Query Builder UI Updates

This week we're shipping a few changes to our Query Builder interface. While they may appear small, they are the first steps in a larger...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

Level Up With Derived Columns: Bucketing Events For Comparison

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t...

Product Updates   Connectors & Integrations  

Announcing Honeycomb's Java SDK

Now Java developers can leverage Honeycomb to gain insight into the behavior of their apps and services by using an SDK similar to the ones...

Dogfooding  

There And Back Again: A Honeycomb Tracing Story

In our previous post about Honeycomb Tracing, we used tracing to better understand Honeycomb's own query path. When doing this kind of investigation, you typically have...

Software Engineering   Observability   Dogfooding  

Level Up With Derived Columns: Understanding Screen Size (With Basic Arithmetic)

When we released derived columns last year, we already knew they were a powerful way to manipulate and explore data in Honeycomb, but we didn’t realize just...

Observability   Logging   Instrumentation   Events  

How Are Structured Logs Different From Events?

We're all collectively trying to define observability ("o11y," pronounced "olly") these days, and, as Honeycomb is sometimes described as an event-based observability product, trying to...

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