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A quick note before we get to the content: two years ago precisely, that is, in March 2021, I started this newsletter and thought this is a good opportunity to thank all you lovely people out there for your loyalty (over 1,300 active subscribers, yay) and also for everyone contributing to it by writing awesome stuff, articles and software alike. So, KUTGW and looking forward to the next couple of years ;)

Kubernetes instrumentation

From the Keyval blog: Automatic Instrumentation As A Kubernetes Virtual Device, a really interesting idea. Would like to see more.

Simple schema for observability

The OpenSearch project announced the Simple Schema for Observability which was inspired by both OpenTelemetry and the Elastic Common Schema. It uses Amazon Elastic Container Service event logs and OpenTelemetry metadata. Great initiative and I hope the acronym gets fixed, hi hi.

Why tracing essential for APM

The good folks from New Relic made a booklet available for free, check out Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for APM. Thank you!

How Cloudflare runs Prometheus

How Cloudflare runs Prometheus at scale by Lukasz Mierzwa provides some interesting insights, from an end-user perspective.

O11y tooling decision guide

Tiago Dias Generoso on Observability — Tooling Decision Guide. Nice!

Introduction to Pyroscope

The always awesome Nicolas Takashi wrote a very nice article about a popular CP tool: What you’re missing without profiling: An Introduction to Pyroscope.


Stumbled upon the Kloudfuse platform which describes itself as the industry’s first Unified Observability data lake for all your high cardinality observability stream. Will keep an eye on it …

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!