How important is Observability for SRE?

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  • jaeger

    CNCF Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing Platform

    A trace is a group of multiple spans that usually contain “References” to each other. They can be displayed using open source solutions like Jaeger or Zipkin as well as in SaaS offerings like Honeycomb or Datadog.

  • prometheus

    The Prometheus monitoring system and time series database.

    Metrics are measurements of something about your system. They are numeric values, over an interval of time, usually with associated metadata (e.g., timestamp, name). They can be raw, calculated, or aggregated over a period of time. They can come from a variety of sources like servers or APIs. Metrics are structured by default and can be stored in open source systems like Prometheus and Riemann or in off-the-shelf solutions like Amazon CloudWatch and Azure Monitor. These optimized storage systems allow you to perform queries, create alerts, and store them for long periods of time.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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