Some excellent technical articles this week, with an emphasis on logging and tracing. Don’t miss the Uber Engineering post if you enjoy architecture and scaling challenges. Enjoy! 🦀🐶🌧

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How we improved ingester load balancing in Grafana Mimir with spread-minimizing tokens

A detailed look at changes to Mimir’s ingestion load balancing algorithm. This is a huge scaling [efficiency] win for the project and their users.

A guide to Log Management Indexing Strategies with Datadog

Anyone sending logs to Datadog should read this, but be warned there’s a lot to digest (pun intended) and not all of it will apply to everyone, but everyone can take away something useful.

Load Balancing: Handling Heterogeneous Hardware

This article covers a lot of territory, but I think you’ll enjoy it. Hard engineering problems, scaling challenges, utilization charts, and yes… observability.

Getting started with Tracing in Rust

Starting to see more discussions and questions among Rust developers looking to get better at observability. This post is a solid introduction for any Rustaceans curious about tracing.

Simplifying Certificate Monitoring in Kubernetes with SSL Exporter

Monitoring SSL certificates with Prometheus has never been easier.

Jaeger ❤️ Tempo

A short but entertaining read about how Jaegar supports Grafana Tempo as a storage backend.

Incident queue: From 100 to zero

Some tips and recommendations for working through and streamlining your incident action items.

OpenTelemetry Best Practices #1: Naming

A reminder that consistent naming is important, even for OTel.

Trace & Observe Modern Apps using AWS X-Ray

If you haven’t tried AWS X-Ray before, it’s a pretty easy way to get started with tracing without having to manage all of the infra yourself or deal with some of the absurd pricing of other observability-native options.

Grafana security release for CVE-2024-1442

Grafana Labs has released a new version of Grafana to address a medium severity CVE. You’ll want to upgrade if your Grafana administrator has granted data source creation to non-admin users.



Jaeger plugin for object storage datastore


Exports Prometheus metrics for TLS certificates


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