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Grafana Enterprise Logs

Meet Grafana Enterprise Logs, a new Grafana Labs offering that allows to ingest logs and explore them. This should come in especially handy when you're in exploratorive mode, that is, you don't know exactly what you're looking for.

Envoy adds OpenTelemetry

The Envoy project, a proxy used in a number of service mesh data planes, announced alpha support for OpenTelemetry access logging .

Look up OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry content is distributed over various GitHub repositories. I always found it challenging to look stuff up, so I decided to do something about it: is a central place to look up OTEL content, indexing Markdown and Protocol Buffer files.

Uniting trace and logs

In Uniting Tracing and Logs With OpenTelemetry Span Events Nathan LeClaire provides a short hands-on walkthrough on this topic.

Cortex & Loki in Opstrace

Why we chose Cortex and Loki by Sébastien Pahl is a nice read on the motivation for picking these tools for their open source stack.

TNS on flame graphs

A very cool TheNewStack article by Mike Melanson on how Rookout’s agile flame graphs provide visual insights into production code.

Monitorama is back

One of my fav o11y conferences, Monitorama, is back in 2021, yay!

Client Tracing at Slack

Justin Rushing of Slack engineering wrote up a really noice in-depth piece on Client Tracing: Understanding Mobile and Desktop Application Performance at Scale.

ADOT supports statsd & Java

Learn about how AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds StatsD and Java support by my colleagues Alolita Sharma and Nizar Tyrewalla.

AES updates

My colleagues Jeff Wright, Kowshik Nagarajaan, and Anush Krishnamurthy wrote about Getting started with Trace Analytics in Amazon Elasticsearch Service already back in February and now updated said post with news around Data Prepper.

The Prometheus operator

I'm super excited about the launch of a dedicated site for the Prometheus Operator, a production-ready custom controller to manage Prometheus clusters on Kubernetes.

Observability vs Monitoring

Lightstep's Ben Sigelman has another thought-leadering piece on Observability will never replace Monitoring (because it shouldn’t). Thanks!

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!