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Making eBPF-based o11y simpler

Krisztian Fekete of (previously at LastPass in an SRE role) has put together an interesting piece that I think you should check out if you're interested in eBPF-based observability solutions: Porting eBPF Applications to BumbleBee .

OpenTelemetry overview

Excellent CNCF webinar (both YouTube recording and slide deck) by Reese Lee of New Relic, providing a wonderful overview on the project: OTel Me All About OpenTelemetry.

Kubecost and Prometheus

Via the Kubecost blog, read Prometheus Grafana: Configuration & Query Examples.

Mid-2022 OpenTelemetry status

OpenTelemetry Roadmap and Latest Updates is a very excellent post by the always well-informed Dotan Horovits of

Spanner insights

Learn from Google's Mohit Gulati about Query Insights for Cloud Spanner and how to use it to troubleshoot database performance issues with pre-built dashboards.

OTel end-users

Are you an end-user of OpenTelemetry? Have a look at this blog post: Introducing new resources for OpenTelemetry end users to connect and discover best practices and let me know if you have any questions?

OTel, Prometheus and Jaeger

Guilherme R Pereira managed to get all my fav OSS projects into one post (grats!?). Seriously though, check out Telemetry with OpenTelemetry, Prometheus and Jaeger, a well-written deep dive.

GitHub Action to OTLP

Alex Boten of Lightstep, OpenTelemetry book author and awesome engineer has a little project up on GitHub that you may want to have a look at. It outputs GitHub Action workflows and jobs details to OTLP, via gRPC..

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!