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SaaS observability

In the most recent OpenObservability talks with the title SaaS Observability Done Right, Aviad Mizrachi (CTO of Frontegg) shares some really interesting insights on the topic.

Pluggable metrics storage engine

Suman Karumuri, a senior engineer at Slack shared Mach: A Pluggable Metrics Storage Engine for the Age of Observability. Not sure how it compares with Prometheus but it seems like an in-house development addressing specific requirements.

Prometheus editor support

If you're not using vi you can stop reading. If you do, check out a Gist by Christian Haudum providing syntax highlighting for Prometheus.

Prometheus auto breakdown

Ivana Huckova announcing "Prometheus auto breakdown" in Grafana. This is something the Grafana Labs engineers worked on during their hack week; check out the tweet for details.

Parca persistency

The first Parca community meeting was fun. We talked about a couple of things and spent some considerable time reviewing and discussing the RFC-001 on a Column Store for Parca, a proposal to make the profiles persistent.

Auto instrumentation 101

In What Is Auto-Instrumentation? Mike Goldsmith of Honeycomb provides a really nice 101 into the topic, check it out!

Synthetic monitoring alerts

Top 5 user-requested synthetic monitoring alerts in Grafana Cloud by Suraj Sidh is a very useful reference, essentially a collection of PromQL queries ready to use.

Real user monitoring 101

Carry Hawes of Dynatrace giving an overview on a sometimes under-appreciated but important topic: What is real user monitoring (RUM)?.

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!