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. 🌈🖤 Sep. 25, 2019 1 min read

Wondering if your tool qualifies as observability? I wrote out the full technical spec for debugging unknown-unknowns, and the reasoning behind each requirement.

 https://www.honeycomb.io/blog/so-you-want-to-build-an-observability-tool/ 

This is well over a year of blood, sweat and toil. It all looks so simple and obvious written down like this. 😓

I am very curious how this hypebeast of a platform newrelic just shipped measures up. Does anyone know? 🤔

It's extremely unclear from the marketing material, tho they yap about pillars a lot which is a bad sign. pillars are what vendors say to try and change the subject.

Pillars are what vendors talk about when they're thinking "oh thank god, I can buy my way out of this shithole"

Pillars are what vendors talk about when they only know how to win contracts by having the longest checklist of useless features.

If database vendors talked about their product the way monitoring and logging vendors do, they'd be out there proudly bragging about having the myisam, csv, and blackhole storage engines


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