Solve application mysteries with Honeycomb for Kubernetes

Reveal the connections between your users, code, and Kubernetes infrastructure that contribute to failures.

Understand when and how Kubernetes is connected to the incidents in your app

Honeycomb solves the disconnect you face while developing and running applications on Kubernetes. When modern infrastructure becomes intentionally abstracted away by nodes and pods, you still need fast and granular insights when user experiences go south. The burning question is often: "Is this incident an application or Kubernetes issue? And if it's Kubernetes, how do we resolve it?"

Honeycomb bridges the visibility gaps between app service requests, infrastructure orchestration, and container metrics and state. With an intuitive self-serve UI, Honeycomb empowers developers on Kubernetes to resolve incidents while maintaining high release velocity.

The out-of-the-box templates for metric analysis and correlation really help put together a more holistic picture of our environments, simplifying our workflow and eliminating the need to compare across observability platforms.

At Birdie, it's important we can ask critical questions of our whole system, and with the improvements to their Kubernetes offering, Honeycomb are delivering a great addition to our toolkit in doing this.

Harry Morgan

Senior DevOps Engineer

Powered by OpenTelemetry, refined for relevance

Honeycomb for Kubernetes works with any language, node, and cluster. Our instrumentation paths filter out noise to capture the most relevant Kubernetes context for developers. To light up your core services, use our OpenTelemetry docs to collect Kubernetes metrics, events, and trace span context. For legacy services, we capture network traffic from your entire orchestration layer without requiring changes to your application code or deployment manifest.

Meet exploding complexity with efficient investigations

Scale your cluster, not your bill

Traditional Kubernetes monitoring can be a nightmare for your bottom line, as you're constantly balancing tradeoffs between sufficient pod visibility and per-host or per-metric billing. Honeycomb's simple and straightforward pricing supports thousands of free attributes and unlimited cardinality on events, and unlimited seats so everyone can use it.

Human-driven, intuitive investigation

While other dashboards passively report cluster health, Honeycomb supplements them with a query-driven approach to pinpoint what's wrong and how Kubernetes is involved. You can filter any board by specific Kubernetes context in your traces and when you need to navigate unfamiliar services, Honeycomb's Query Assistant uses generative AI to process plain English questions into relevant queries and get immediate visual feedback on application performance.