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On May 17th & 18th 2021 the o11yfest is returns including a number of exciting talks and a panel with yours truly. Don't miss it!

Architecting logs

Application Logging Architecture for Kubernetes with Fluentd & Fluentbit by Prad Poddar is a useful hands-on article on the topic.

Meet OpenSearch

My colleagues Carl Meadows, Jules Graybill, Kyle Davis, and Mehul Shah wrote a blog post on Introducing OpenSearch and if you're into open source observability, then you want to peruse this. TL;DR: the OpenSearch project is a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana.

Prometheus remote write

In How to troubleshoot remote write issues in Prometheus we learn from Callum Styan the Prometheus remote write system internals and how to go about troubleshooting it.

ThoughtWorks radar

The new ThoughtWorks Tech Radar is available featuring a number of interesting o11y solutions and projects, check it out!

Go profiling

The one and only Frederic Branczyk, long-term OSS o11y contributor and Polar Signals founder shared a really cool article on Demystifying Pprof Labels with Go. If you are a (Go) developer, I'd say a must-read.

Tempo with OpenTelemetry

Marty Disibio shows us How to send traces to Grafana Cloud's Tempo service with OpenTelemetry Collector. Nice job!

Datadog detection

In Detect anomalous activity in your environment with new term–based Detection Rules Justin Massey and Jonathan Epstein of Datadog share some great insights on the topic.

Prometheus supports Sigv4

Nice contrib, kudos to Alolita Sharma and Imaya Kumar Jagannathan who shared the details around how Prometheus 2.26.0 adds AWS Signature Version 4 support. This means, amongst other things: no more sidecars for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) necessary!

Managed Grafana goes public

Amazon Managed Service for Grafana (AMG) preview updated with new capabilities by Toshal Dudhwala and Imaya Kumar Jagannathan. TL;DR: AMG is now in public preview including pricing and lots of improvements.

Monitoring Python Dynatrace

Andreas Grabner of Dynatrace put together A practical guide to monitoring Python Applications with Dynatrace. Thank you!

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!