Charity Majors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio, ex-Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab; cowrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤 Aug. 12, 2019 1 min read

aw, christine dug up this old hn comment on the scuba whitepaper. <3 yep, scuba was exactly this transformative for us at parse, and that experience led straight to us starting honeycomb.

fun historical note: scuba was actually hacked together in order to claw their way out of mysql hell. that's where it got so many of its unique qualities -- arbitrarily wide events, high cardinality dimensions, etc. all the shit you gotta have for debugging db queries.

it was only after that they were like ... hey, this kinda works for other stuff too huh... 🤜🤛

it's so fascinating to me how out of left field that origin story is. explains why it shares so little DNA with the rest of the monitoring ecosystem, doesn't it?

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