Seems everyone has gone on vacation or possibly melted away thanks to the heatwave in the northern hemisphere. This is possibly the shortest issue we’ve had since I started this thing!

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From The Community

Fast and flexible observability with canonical log lines

I’m personally a little confused by this article. Did Stripe just reinvent structured logging and query systems from scratch, or am I missing something here?

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The Definitive Guide to Centralized Logging with Syslog on Linux

Surprisingly more informative than one might expect about an article on syslog. Worth a read.

Why GraphQL Performance Monitoring is Hard

The premise is interesting: monitoring response time of an endpoint (like you would with HTTP-based APIs) doesn’t yield the same results when applied to GraphQL APIs.

Use Flux to Group, Shape and Analyze Your Time Series Data

For all of you using Flux, this is a neat article showing some of the more advanced queries.

Building a real-time anomaly detection system for time series at Pinterest

“In this post, we’ll share the algorithms and infrastructure that we developed to build a real-time, scalable anomaly detection system for Pinterest’s key operational timeseries metrics. Read on to hear about our learnings, lessons, and plans for the future.”

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Sensu Summit 2019 - September 9-10, 2019 - Portland, OR USA

Sensu Summit is one of my favorite events of the year (second only to Monitorama, Jason! <3) and it’s coming up soon. Bonus: my business partner and friend, the (in)famous Corey Quinn, will be speaking. The folks at Sensu have always loved the Monitoring Weekly community, so they’re offering $100 off the ticket price. Just click this link to automatically have your discount applied.

Monitorama Baltimore 2019 - October 21-22, 2019 - Baltimore, MD USA

Sorry Sensu folk, but Monitorama will always be my first love. Turns out, my love can be bought too: there’s a discount code for Monitoring Weekly readers available for $50 off your ticket by clicking this link.

See you next week!

– Mike (@mike_julian) Monitoring Weekly Editor