Charity Majors+ Your Authors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio; co-wrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤Black Lives Matter🖤 Jul. 09, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Yes. Gather ALL the context

* your env
* language internals
* your infra
* any request parameters passed in
* latency, request for all outbound queries & http reqs
* raw query, normalized, hints

append it all to the arbitrarily-wide structured blob, ONE per request per service

Think of it as reconstructing strace across network hops. ☺️

Pass the full context of the request along with the request. using the single arbitrarily-wide structured data blob per request per hop will ensure that **everything is kept together**.

this is key. SEEING everything together doesn't matter, it's being able to QUERY everything together that matters.

preserving the connective tissue of the request is what enables you to perform correlations and wizardry. that connective shit gets discarded by statsd/DD metrics.


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