A little bit of everything today. I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. Take care and enjoy this week’s newsletter!

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Observability & Monitoring Community Slack

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From The Community

Community-based SLIs to boost SLO reliability and adoption

Back in June, we covered Sloth, a new tool for codifying SLOs and SLIs as manifests. It looks like the community is growing, including a number of contributed SLI plugins. Great to see momentum developing around this movement!

Overview of UI Tools for Monitoring and Management of Apache Kafka Clusters

A fairly comprehensive look at GUI tools for monitoring and managing Kafka. Nice list.

Security + Observability = Compliance

A short article calling out the perceived benefits of a system built with Security and Observability in mind.

Pinterest’s Analytics as a Platform on Druid (Part 3 of 3)

The conclusion to a three-part series, this post discusses some of their lessons learned from production use cases with Druid. Thanks to their engineers for including specific performance numbers (and graphs) for us to examine.

Why Burnout is Hard to Detect

This one hits close to home. As a manager, I strongly encourage our engineering staff to take time and space for themselves whenever possible. Please find time to read this article and share it with your peers and leaders.

The Role of SREs in Observability

A meaningful reminder that SREs have an important role in the Observability lifecycle.

Monitoring containers with cAdvisor

If you haven’t used cAdvisor already, this article will explain why you may need it and how to get started with it.

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Observability with RabbitMQ and microservices

Some really useful tips on debugging and observability for supporting microservices using RabbitMQ.

High Throughput Elastic Task Scheduler

This isn’t your traditional monitoring system, but the author makes a strong case for it feeling an awful lot like a bespoke monitoring system as a result of the overlapping characteristics and requirements. I’m very curious to see what this architecture evolves into.

An insider’s view into the past, present, and future of observability & CloudOps

This article feels like it’s trying to tackle a lot for a single post. On the one hand, it’s flush with a lot of useful topics… on the other hand, it feels like that guy at the dinner party who can’t stop name-dropping famous Xooglers he used to work with.



cAdvisor (Container Advisor) provides container users an understanding of the resource usage and performance characteristics of their running containers.


Grafana ObservabilityCON is returning November 8-10!

Grafana Labs has announced the return of Grafana ObservabilityCON for 2021. The three-day virtual event takes place November 8-10. Submissions for their CFP must be received by September 22.


SREcon21 is being held as a virtual event October 12-14, 2021. The full program is available online. Although this is a paid virtual event, they offer a variety of grant programs to offset the registration fee.

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– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor