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Trace my mesh

A nice three-part article series by Joel Takvorian on distributed tracing in service meshes. Part 1 demonstrates how Envoy-based tracing, the part 2 how to visualize data in Kiali, and part 3 dives deeper into different scenarios such as capturing TCP traffic in traces, for example for Apache Kafka.

Grafana adds Elasticsearch

The circle of life. If you're old enough you might remember that Grafana originally started out as a Kibana fork, focusing on time series/graph dashboarding. Now, Grafana Labs announced that it has added Elasticsearch to its ‘Big Tent’ of data sources. Congrats!

AWS o11y planning

My colleague Jaana Dogan asked asked on Twitter:

I lead the instrumentation work at AWS and writing our 3-5 year roadmap now. What would you like to see from AWS in the short and long-term?

Excellent requests and comments. Keep it comming!

Real-time log inspection

A nice article via ADMIN magazine: Chris Binnie on using teler for intrusion detection and threat alerting by analyzing logs in real time.

API Monitoring Essential Guide

Sivasamy Kaliappan of Sematext writing about Key Metrics You Should Monitor & Choosing the Best Tools For It. A hands-on and insightful piece!

OpenTelemetry metrics roadmap

The CNCF OpenTelemetry project announced the roadmap for its metrics specification, including a stable metrics API/SDK, metrics data model and protocol, as well as compatibility with CNCF Prometheus.


OpenHistogram is an open source data structure for efficiently summarizing large numbers of measurements.

OpenTelemetry instrumentation

Aspecto shared a Node.js module that enables automated OpenTelemetry instrumentation for Elasticsearch. Yay!

That was it for this edition of the o11y newsletter. Feel free to share news items with me via Twitter—DMs are open if you like to share something in private. Stay safe and hope to see you around next week!