The Open Source Observability Landscape

These days, there’s an observability tool around every corner. We get it – it’s confusing! How do you make sense of all these tools, and how do they stack up when it comes to solving problems quickly?

With this guide, we take a closer look at the most popular open-source approaches for storing and accessing app telemetry. We dive into Prometheus, ELK, and Jaeger to celebrate their growing popularity, what they bring to the table, and how they work in tandem with Honeycomb.

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