This week’s issue has a little bit of something for everyone. Who doesn’t love a discussion on visualization design challenges and solutions? Now if you’ll excuse me I’m getting hungry for a chicken biscuit and tots. 🐄☕📈
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From The Community
Having contracted some development work for Panera Bread years back, I shouldn’t be surprised to read that restaurants are increasingly using industry-standard observability tooling for their edge systems. Still, it’s a little unnerving to think that a Kubernetes cluster might get between me and my chicken sandwich with extra pickles.
Excellent post from a Datadog engineer on the power of flame graphs and how they adapted them to address some known limitations.
I enjoy reading how companies adopt bespoke observability tooling, but it’d be cool to get more details on the technical implementation and usability improvements.
A Spectrum of Actions
A three-part series from our friend J. Paul Reed on incident action items – how we capture, prioritize, learn from, and execute on them successfully.
- Part I - Will we or won’t we?
- Part II - Proposing the action item spectrum
- Part III - What the heck is that blue line on the spectrum?
As an EM with a team of product developers, this one hits close to home. I expect most of the folks here are strong advocates of these principles, but it might be helpful to share this post with your peers.
Ok, let’s be honest… there’s a lot more to migrating your data from Prometheus to OpenTelemetry if you’re doing more than just basic collection on your laptop. But this article is a decent place to get started if that’s something you’re considering.
I don’t expect many folks will ever actually need to hack on their Grafana internals, but this is still a pretty interesting story and reminds us of the power of true open source (*cough* HashiCorp *cough*).
A basic walkthrough for setting up Loki with Promtail and Grafana.
See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor