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Prometheus and OpenTelemetry

At the recent KubeCon EU 2024, Reese Lee and Adriana Villela gave an excellent talk on Prometheus and OpenTelemetry: Better Together, which you now can not only watch but also you can follow along using a dedicated GitHub repo.

O11y strategy

Allan Mann published Harmonising IT: Crafting an Observability Strategy Like a Symphony, a nice high-level piece on what to consider.

Mobile data telemetry

In Why you may be dropping key mobile data from your observability solution Fredric Newberg of Embrace provides some interesting insights in the context of business-critical mobile apps.

Improving Lambda collector

The one and only Marcin Sodkiewicz of Ryanair strikes again: read How to: Lower down AWS OpenTelemetry Lambda Collector overhead to learn about the decouple processor.

Monitoring async workflows

Check out Disintegrated Telemetry: The Pains of Monitoring Asynchronous Workflows by Johannes Tax, a KubeCon EU 2024 session covering important developments in the OTel space from W3C context propagation for messaging protocols to messaging semantic conventions.

FluentBit v2 and OTel collector

In the 20 min video FluentBit v2.x vs. OpenTelemetry Collector Henrik Rexed compares these two telemetry agents, helping you understand capabilities and differences, with a focus on logging.

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!