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Grafana for database monitoring

My colleagues Elamaran Shanmugam, Munish Dabra, Ravi Mathur, and Shankar Rajagopalan wrote Monitoring Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora using Amazon Managed Grafana.

eBPF for o11y

In the TNS article Groundcover: Simplifying Observability with eBPF Susan Hall has a look at eBPF-based monitoring tool for Kubernetes.

Autometrics for Rust

Stumbled upon fiberplane/autometrics-rs, a Rust macro that makes it easy to generate metrics from any function in your code. Awesome!

Observability in practice

The one and only Lili Cosic on Observability in Practice where she shares a number of best practices. A must-read.

Sampling and its limitations

The Magic of Sampling, and its Limitations by Russ Cox (yes, the Go guy) is a good deep dive on the topic, recommended read for a conceptual-level understanding.


It was FOSDEM weekend and sadly this year I wasn't around in person. Nevertheless, as usual, the sessions were live-streamed and should soon be available online. Once that's the case, I suggest you have a look at the Monitoring and Observability devroom.

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!