Telemetry and the art of measuring what matters

Telemetry is tricky to get started with. What metrics should you be tracking? Which metrics are important? Will they help you predict and avoid potential issues? When is a good time to start? Should you put it off until later? In this episode we discuss some common metrics to collect, how to get started with telemetry, and more with guest Dave Blakey of Snapt.

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Notes and Links

  • OpenTelemetry - Telemetry software that is the merger of OpenCensus and OpenTracing
  • Nova - ADC software created by Dave’s company
  • statsd - Open source stats aggregator used often in telemetry collection
  • Prometheus - Monitoring system for metrics

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