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Monitoring

IBM Technology: Observability vs. APM vs. Monitoring

Monitoring a monolith

  • log file
  • APM solution
    • ?????
    • set and forget
    • get analytics, metrics, ...

Then operations team can observe the logs and the APM and

Monitoring microservices

example - k8s managing different runtimes - node - Java - Python - database - consolidate logs - trace the requests through the architecture

  1. Collect
    1. stream all logs to the same location
  2. Monitor
    1. Dashboard to monitor the health of the dashboard
  3. Analyze
    1. k8s
    2. service level indicators
    3. ensure latency is old

Observability vs APM vs Monitoring????

Why DataDog

Datadog: Introducing Datadog in 45 Seconds

see everything in one place - infrastructure - end-to-end request traces - prod request profiling - centralizes all logs

Alternative to DataDog

DataDog is pricy 🤑

  • New Relic
  • Sentry?
  • Honeycomb
    • Jessica Kerr's company

Last update: 2023-02-03