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A checklist to choose a monitoring system
A detailed checklist of points you should consider before choosing a monitoring system
Why your monitoring costs are high
If you want to bring down your monitoring costs, you need to shake up a decision paralysis in engineering
The unresolved cost of High Cardinality
Fulfill all your food delivery orders this December 31st by taming High Cardinality data with Levitate 😉
Why you need a Time Series Data Warehouse
What is a Time Series Data Warehouse? How does it help in your monitoring journey? How does it differ from a Time Series Database? That and more
Building Logs to Metrics pipelines with Vector
How to build a pipeline to convert logs to metrics and ship them to long term storage like Levitate
This arctic winter — time to repay your tech debt
We're in a peak tech winter. What should engineering teams focus on when product velocity dwindles?
A case for Observability outside engineering teams
Observability is being built by engineers for engineers. In reality, o11y is for all.
Understanding the Rasmussen model for failures
What does the Rasmussen model teach us about Site Reliability Engineering?
1979, a nuclear accident and SRE
Deep diving into the 'Normal accident' theory by Charles Perrow, and what it means for SREs
OpenTelemetry for dummies: ELI5
What is OpenTelemetry? Why is it important? Do SREs need to adopt OTel? An Explain It Like I'm 5.
Mohan Dutt Parashar
What Site Reliability Engineering needs — A swarm of rogue bees
If all companies are software companies, all companies need better Observability to understand how performative their software is
Take back control of your Monitoring
Take back control of your Monitoring with Levitate - a managed time series data warehouse
Observability is a practice, not a job
Engineering organizations that ship fast have Observability as part of their core DNA.
High Cardinality for Dummies: ELI5
High Cardinality woes are far & frequent in today's modern cloud-native environment. What does it mean, & why is it such a pressing problem?
Mohan Dutt Parashar
Who should define Reliability — Engineering, or Product?
Whoever owns Reliability should define its parameters. But who owns the Reliability of a Product? Engineering? Product Management? Or the Customer success team?
What do self-driving cars tell us about Site Reliability Engineering?
From Robocars to Reliability — SRE with self-driving cars; mapping out where the Observability space is in conjunction with self-driving cars
Mohan Dutt Parashar
Observability—OSS vs Paid vs Managed OSS
The Reliability industry needs a managed, non-vendor lock-in answer to spiraling costs, high cardinality and the toil of managing a tsdb
High Cardinality? No Problem! Stream Aggregation FTW
High cardinality in time series data is challenging to manage. But it is necessary to unlock meaningful answers. Learn how streaming aggregations can rein in high cardinality using Levitate.
The neglected tech arctic winter — Internal SaaS expenses
The current tech winter has a number of glaring stories — cyclical as they may be, there’s one truth that’s been gleaned over more than the rest; the money spent on internal software tools to support tech infrastructure is bloated. And there’s nothing cyclical about this infrastructure spending.
Understanding “Cricket Scale”
How does a DevOps/Site Reliability Engineer plan for "Cricket scale"? How do you warm systems' about to witness 30+ million concurrent users?
Reliability Engineering for Dummies: ELI5
Explaining Reliability Engineering to a 5-year-old.
Mohan Dutt Parashar
When should I start thinking of observability?
How does one scale metrics maturity in a cloud-native world — A guide on observability tooling as your engineering org scales.
The importance of structured communication in the world of SRE
How you communicate helps build your 9s. In the world of Site Reliability Engineering, this is crucial. How do you do it?
The difference between DevOps, SRE, and Platform Engineering
In reliability engineering, three concepts keep getting talked about - DevOps, SRE and Platform Engineering. How do they differ?
How to improve Prometheus remote write performance at scale
Deep dive into how to improve the performance of Prometheus Remote Write at Scale based on real-life experiences
India vs Pakistan, Site Reliability Engineering, and Shannon Limit
How does one ‘detect change’ in a complex infrastructure, so you don’t lose out on critical revenues — A short SRE story
Why MTTR should be a ‘business’ metric
One of the many pitfalls of friction between engineering and business is the lack of fundamental measurements on the health of engineering. But how does business measure engineering efficacy, and how does engineering posit its standing to business?
Observability - That Last 9
TL;DR: A stitch in time, saves 9. A discussion on the key blocks of observability.
How we won Dukaan over
5 meetings. 1 month. From introductions, to a demo, and ultimately winning Dukaan over. Subhash and his team’s velocity on decision-making, moving fast, and radical candor, is a breath of fresh air in the Indian startup ecosystem.
Getting the big picture with Log Analysis
How to get the most out of your logs!
Jayesh Bapu Ahire
Microservices - Tracking Dependencies
Quick primer into microservices architecture and the importance of tracking dependencies
Akshay Chugh, Jayesh Bapu Ahire
We ran a poll on Twitter. “Do you care about the quality of your infrastructure code?” And on Reddit That’s an approximate and staggering 60–30–10 split. What do you think will the response be if the poll was — “Do you care about the quality of your product code?” Reasons We asked a follow-up question to reason why ~30% are in the Somewhat but mostly no category and gleaned these reasons from Twitter and Reddit: 1. Someone manually created the legacy infrastructure. No one questioned t