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Kafka & Jaeger with OTEL

In this article Funding Circle engineers Nacho Munoz and Samir Hafez describe how they, using OpenTelemetry, are integrating Apache Kafka Clients with CNCF Jaeger.

Multi-cluster Thanos

Kevin Lefevre of Particule shows how to set up Thanos to improve metrics retention and also reduce overall infrastructure cost. Great hands-on deep dive!

Database monitoring in AWS

Nice article on an important topic by Saumya Mula from AWS ProServe: Build proactive database monitoring for Amazon RDS with Amazon CloudWatch Logs, AWS Lambda, and Amazon SNS.

Opstrace in action

Nick Parker writes about collecting cloud provider metrics with Opstrace. Nice intro-level hands-on piece.

Prometheus-as-a-Service by

Exciting times! announced that their Prometheus-as-a-Service is now Generally Available (GA), offering a free trial. Congrats!

Discuss. Prometheus!

Very cool: the Prometheus community set up a dedicated discussion forum. Sign up via

Cross-account AMP

My colleagues Rodrigue Koffi and Rafael Pereyra wrote up how to set up cross-account ingestion for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP). Clearly something many folks will run into sooner or later.

DevOps jobs report

While perusing the The DevOps Jobs Report I learned that o11y tooling is increasingly asked for. Good times, if you're active in that area ;)

Observability thoughts

Some deep reflections on resources and transactions in the context of o11y. Thanks for the article, Ben Sigelman (Lightstep), really good read!

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!