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From The Community

Accelerate: State of DevOps 2019 Survey

This survey is the real deal, and it needs your input. Designed and conducted by Nicole Forsgren, an actual researcher and not a marketer with an agenda to push, the results are legit. Your input is incredibly valuable to the survey, as it helps everyone in the world of Ops improve what we’re doing. You can see 2018’s results here, in case you’re curious what comes out of this.

I also had a wonderful time interviewing Nicole on my podcast about the report.

What’s New in Elastic Stack 7

The folks at do a fantastic breakdown of Elastic Stack 7.0 and what’s included.

Practical Metrics with Graphite and Terraform (Part 1)

Remember how CloudWatch is just freaking awful? The folks at MixMax talk about their migration from CloudWatch to Graphite.

JMX monitoring Java custom metrics.

I think one of the most confusing parts of monitoring Java apps is JMX and MBeans. This article does a wonderful job of explaining what it’s all about.

How SevOne Is Live Streaming Grafana Data Sources

For most of us, one-to-five second update frequency on a dashboard is basically real-time. For the folks at SevOne, they started wondering about actual real-time updates, leading them to some undocumented code in Grafana for web sockets and RxJS support.

A Roadmap to Convergence – OpenTracing

OpenTracing and OpenCensus are merging, and they’ve just announced their plan and timeline.

3 Awesome Visualization Techniques for every dataset

I love good visualizations. I also love Python. This article gives me both. <3

What is high cardinality, and how do time-series databases like InfluxDB and TimescaleDB compare

This post ends exactly how you’d expect, but it’s a really good read nonetheless.

Optimizing M3: How Uber Halved Our Metrics Ingestion Latency by (Briefly) Forking the Go Compiler

Ouch: “When everything was said and done, we had to deploy our service 81 times to find the bad commit and narrow the performance regression to a small change we had made …“

Vulcanizer: a library for operating Elasticsearch

The folks at Github have some neat-looking tooling for managing Elasticsearch clusters, and now it’s public.

Open Distro for Elasticsearch - How Different Is It?

Man, this issue really is a whole lot of Elasticsearch. This article digs into the recently-announced Open Distro for Elasticsearch (that’s the from AWS) and what’s under the hood of it.

Choosing Metrics That Matter

One of my favorite articles in this issue and it’s actually all about KPIs at a business level and not screwing up which metrics you care about. If you’re in charge of defining SLIs in your org in any way, you probably want to read this.

Logs, Tails, Long Tails

You want some stats? Here, have some stats of the distribution flavor.

ukncsc/lme: Logging Made Easy

Sort of like an MVP of a SIEM, aimed at one-person-shows without the staffing or budget to roll out SIEM or spend tons of time on log collection and analysis.

Peering into the future of Resilience Engineering in Tech

“In short, people are asking a simple question about Resilience Engineering: What’s next?”

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– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor