So much great stuff this week, with an emphasis on Lambda logging, Prometheus, and distributed tracing. On a personal level, I’d like to take a moment to thank any service members in our audience. Your dedication and sacrifice is truly appreciated. Thank you! 🎖️💜📈
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A reminder that OpenTelemetry gives us a level of portability (and resistance to vendor lock-in) that we’ve never really seen before.
You’ve deployed Loki and it’s working great for your Kubernetes logs, but now you’re tasked with onboarding CloudWatch and Lambda logs. What to do?
Blackbox monitoring is a common pattern but it always seems to take longer than it should to set up properly. This guide walks you through all the steps to start probing and capturing your blackbox metrics in Prometheus.
Similar to the earlier Loki article, but this time for anyone needing to consolidate their CloudWatch and Lambda logs to a third party observability provider.
This post reminds me how much has changed over the last 10 years, and yet so much remains the same. The author isn’t wrong, but there will always be compromises when you’re designing and supporting complex systems at scale.
An awesome getting started document for anyone curious about tracing and wanting to absorb as much context as possible.
The complexity of microservices means that traditional monitoring solutions are not effective or efficient enough for new dynamic observability needs. In this article, explore three traps that organizations should avoid as organizations approach visibility into their cloud native environments.
A comprehensive argument for the benefits of eBPF and what it’s such an important piece of any modern observability stack.
It’s my belief that any service that isn’t falling over is underutilized. This post provides some high-level tips for leveraging your monitoring service to optimize your flexible infrastructure.
An interesting postmortem from Alexis himself looking back at a Datadog outage from March 2023.
If you or anyone else on your team has to support Snowflake in your company, you’ll be happy to hear they’ve added support for logging and tracing. Sounds like there are some limitations still but it’s a start.
Just one month left until everyone’s favorite monitoring conference of the year. I’m super excited to see the new speakers and to hear what everyone has been up to since the conference returned to Portland in 2022. Hope to see you there!
See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor