Plenty of OpenTelemetry goodness this week, along with a new project from Grafana and an illuminating presentation from Jez Humble. Enjoy! 💡📟🌈
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A strong case for centralized logging in the cloud, but with a sober look at the challenges to keep in mind as you plan your architecture. Looking forward to the next post in this series.
An excellent talk on distributions, SLOs, and 2-sigma from Jez Humble at GOTO Aarhus last month.
I’m super not a fan of sampling traces, but also acknowledge there are some practical applications of this for specific workloads. Definitely a good tool to have in your observability toolbox.
As someone who works on a product used by “customers of customers”, this one hits a little close to home. Still, it’s a fun read from the author of the OpenTelemetry implementation for Haskell.
Like many of you, I appreciate OpenTelemetry for its capabilities, but even moreso I love it for its ability to protect us from vendor lock-in. This might be its one true killer feature.
Grafana announced a new auto-instrumentation eBPF tool that looks like a super easy way to start capturing spans without any manual probe instrumentation. If you know anyone that’s been dragging their feet on tracing, this could be a great way for them to try it out without a significant investment.
I generally don’t like to include these “top N” lists, but this looks like a well-researched article (or very convincing AI content) on free offerings in the PagerDuty space.
A quick example for setting up Promtail to forward your logs to Grafana Loki.
“OpenTelemetry support for the Haskell programming language”
See you next week!
– Jason (@obfuscurity) Monitoring Weekly Editor