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OTel benchmarks

Did you know that the OpenTelemetry community runs collector load tests and shares the results via dedicated benchmarks that you in turn can use to understand resource usage and pipeline design?

PromQL and counters rates

The one and only Julius Volz published another one of his Prometheus videos, this time around on Understanding Counter Rates and Increases in PromQL.

Trace-based alerts

Ran Nozik on How we combined OpenTelemetry traces with Prometheus metrics to build a powerful alerting mechanism, motivating the idea of trace-based alerts.

OTel case study

Learn How eCloudvalley Enables Monitoring and Observability in Amazon EKS with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry by Geoffrey Aaron and Ken Lam of eCloudvalley and my colleague Chris Zheng.

OTel webinar

Interesting webinar by ServiceNow coming up next week: OpenTelemetry lessons: How Catawiki and Synamedia are empowering developers and reducing costs with Austin Parker (LightstepLabs), Olivier Delannoy (Synamedia), and Muriel Picone Farías (Catawiki).

EKS monitoring

Sagar Parmar shared a detailed hands-on walkthrough on Monitoring of AWS EKS using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP). Nice!

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!