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Certified Prometheus

You probably have heard about CKA(D) and related Kubernetes certs? Here is what you've been waiting for and I'm indeed super proud we've got it out of the door now: the Prometheus Certified Associate.

New Relic agents

In Feature comparison: New Relic agents and OpenTelemetry Ralph Bodenner (Principal Product Manager at New Relic) compares capabilities of the native NR agents and the OpenTelemetry collector.

Exponential histograms

Jack Berg on an advanced OpenTelemetry metrics topic, Exponential Histograms: Better Data, Zero Configuration. Thanks a bunch and well done!

OpenTelemetry for devs

The Team Aspecto strikes again (in a very good sense): read OpenTelemetry Collector: A Friendly Guide for Devs and enjoy a 90s easter egg whilst at it.

Grafana end-to-end

Tanmay Bhat has another nice article up, this time around a more casual and relaxing topic: Monitor Gaming Laptop Using Grafana and OhmGraphite.

Continuous profiling use case

Optimizing Your Programs with Continuous Profiling by Thor covers an important CP use case, check it out!

ASP.NET custom metrics

Christian Dennig wrote ASP.NET Custom Metrics with OpenTelemetry Collector & Prometheus/Grafana, a really nicely written hands-on walkthrough on the topic. KUTGW!

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!