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Open Source for better o11y

The marvelous Dotan Horovits strikes again: read his article Open Source for Better Observability to understand the motivations and challenges.

Prometheus agent

JP Gehrcke of Opstrace gave a useful heads-up in a Twitter thread:

The "Prometheus Agent" is coming; based on @grafana agent code. @bwplotka started merging things a few days ago. The Prometheus Agent will be first-classing an idea that I have often gently called "pusher prom". A Prometheus instance that only pulls and pushes. A forwarder.

Prometheus community meeting

The most recent Prometheus community meeting on the new Scrape Manager, Prometheus Operator supporting SigV4, and also about the Prometheus Agent.

There are no o11y pillars

Yoshi Yamaguchi on Cats and Clouds – There Are No Pillars in Observability.

NGINX Monitoring

Gaurav Yadav on NGINX Monitoring: Best Tools and Key Metrics You Should Know About.

Monitoring Elastic Beanstalk

My colleagues Mark Hudson and Huyen Bu sharing an in-depth article on Monitoring Elastic Beanstalk .NET applications with CloudWatch and Amazon Managed Grafana.

Query builder for PromQL

Check out what the one and only Gibbs Cullen wrote: Announcing Query Builder to supercharge your PromQL.

Managed service for Prometheus

Yours truly grilling Abhi Khanna on the current Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus status. This managed offering went GA recently and Abhi explains how it works and shows it in action!

Observability at Paystacks

Ibukun Itimi and Opeyemi Onikute writing about Observability at Paystack: The first five years, an excellent piece with many lessons learned.

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!