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A convo with Alolita Sharma

Excellent OpenObservability Talks episode with Alolita Sharma of Apple: watch OpenTelemetry and the Vision for Unified Open Observability up on YouTube.

OpenTelemetry demo

Carter Socha via the OTel blog: Announcing a Community Demo for OpenTelemetry, super exciting to see!

Alerting tips

My Alerts Don’t Work Anymore, Now What? by Boris Cherkasky is a well-written and useful article on the topic. Thanks for sharing!

Meta on telemetry

Stumbled upon an interesting positional paper in ACM SIGOPS by Meta engineers Yuri Shkuro, Benjamin Renard, and Atul Singh. Read Schema-First Application Telemetry.

OpenTelemetry community day

Someone I respect and admire and had the good fortune to work with in the past, Paul Bruce, did a very awesome write-up about the OpenTelemetry Community Day Austin 2022 that took place last week.

Kubernetes dashboards

In A set of modern Grafana dashboards for Kubernetes you can learn from David Calvert how to go about visualizations and alerts, incl. the assets and automation. Thanks a bunch!

SQLing CloudWatch

My colleagues Alan LaCombe, Alex Hafford, and Omur Kirikci on How Amazon CloudWatch Metrics Insights enables Ring to monitor large cloud fleets easily. ICYMI: CW Metrics Insights is our product speak for using SQL to query the logs ;)

X-Ray to OTel

Owen Kelly of Kablamo wrote a little tool (and made it available on GitHub) that allows to export traces from AWS X-Ray and forward them to an OTel collector.

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!