This week feels a little different, with an emphasis on systems design, SLOs, and some software updates. Curated to enjoy with an iced coffee and your best friend. Enjoy! 😎🐕☕
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This post from Slack engineering doesn’t fall into our usual monitoring and observability themes, but it’s a great read for anyone thinking about observable systems and resiliency.
A solid collection of “table stakes” metrics for any production service, including alternatives for either Prometheus or AWS CloudWatch (or both), as applicable.
Some excellent tips on Loki performance gained from real-world use and frustration. Reminds me of my old Graphite Tips blog posts.
Interview with someone in the industry I respect a lot. He’s done some great things for SRE, observability, and SLO education. #WalkOps
A helpful pattern for building your own SLO for use with Google’s Cloud Run service.
I’m not really sure how to describe this post, but it’s certainly a unique and creative take on explaining some popular observability concepts.
Another new Grafana release, this one has some nice usability and power user enhancements. In particular, the flame graph, disconnect values, and trace span filtering look the most interesting to me. I can appreciate the work they put into the alert rule creation workflow, but it still looks fairly cumbersome imho.
A quick look at the new native sidecar containers feature for Kubernetes; seems to open up interesting possibilities for observability uses.
See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor