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Lineage and o11y

The Missing Piece of Data Discovery and Observability Platforms: Open Standard for Metadata by Elena Goydina is an interesting article on metadata and observability.

Trace-based testing

Michael Haberman makes the case for a, maybe not obvious application area for traces: testing. Check out Trace-Based Testing with OpenTelemetry: Meet Open Source Malabi for more on it.

Realtime logs with Loki

In Realtime Fastly logs with Grafana Loki for under $1 a day Alina Frolova describes how to do large-scale logs processing on a budget.

Helm chart for Otel operator

In Building a Helm chart for deploying the OpenTelemetry Operator Shibo Wang, one of our interns under the guidance of Alolita Sharma, reports on working on some important infra piece.

Distributed tracing thread

The one and only Juraci Paixão Kröhling sharing in a Twitter thread how to get started with tracing and recommends great resources and tooling.

Southwest on Kubernetes o11y

Implementing CloudWatch-centric observability for Kubernetes-native developers in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service by Seth Dobson of Southwest Airlines and my colleagues Paul Ramsey and Sheetal Joshi is a really useful practitioners report.

Otel for tracing C++ apps

Distributed Tracing for C++ Applications with OpenTelemetry & by Gedalyah Reback is a deep dive article, showing you exactly how to go about it. Well done and thanks!

Monitoring lessons learned

How an observability consulting company solved a client's monitoring issues with Grafana Cloud is an interesting Grafana Labs partner success story.

Observability intro

Observability: what it is and what it offers by Daniel Pous Montardit, a Principal Architect in the CTO unit of Telefonica, is a nice overview and intro into the topic.

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!