I love reading production stories from companies willing to share their experiences. This week’s newsletter has these, plus plenty of tracing and some creative monitoring and metrics solutions. Enjoy!
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Observability at scale: How we built a cutting-edge Dream11 monitoring ecosystem
Most of us don’t get the opportunity to manage observability systems for this much traffic. An insightful look at how Dream11 built out a “web scale” (my words, not theirs) monitoring infrastructure in AWS.
Monitoring Azure AKS applications using the Grafana Observability stack
How one company built their entire observability stack with open source components and runs it on Kubernetes in Azure AKS.
Network monitoring – Use AWS Athena to query VPC Flow Logs
My interest in monitoring software started with TCP/IP networking and the NetFlow protocol. This story reminds me a lot of that, but for the modern cloud toolset.
Unpacking Observability: The Path to OpenTelemetry
We’ve seen countless articles explaining what OpenTelemetry is, where and how it can help us, etc. This is one of the few articles I’ve read that actually walks us through the considerations leading up to adoption, which questions to ask yourselves, and how to plan the rollout.
How to Fix Disjointed Traces with Context Propagation
What happens when your OTel-instrumented service talks with a service that uses a different tracing library? Tucows demonstrates how Context Propagation fixes this problem for them.
Another minor release for everyone’s favorite dashboarding tool. Some of the more interesting features (to me) include the new Candlestick panel and support for Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights.
Monitoring multiple OKE clusters with Prometheus, Thanos and Grafana
A two-part series covering how to set up monitoring for OKE clusters in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).
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Getting Started with Go and InfluxDB
A good primer for working with the Go client library and InfluxDB.
Cloudwatch Resource Health Monitoring For EC2 Hosts
Nice to see CloudWatch add some native visual elements for monitoring EC2 hosts. I’d say this is long overdue, but better late than never.
Combining Prometheus and Azure Monitor metrics in Grafana
This feels like a throwback to my old days doing weird transformations with Graphite metrics. Not gonna lie, I enjoyed this more than I probably should. 🤣
Observability: Tracing in AWS Lambdas using AWS X-Ray
A quick look at AWS X-Ray and how to start tracing your Lambdas with it.
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– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor