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The latest News and Information on Observabilty for complex systems and related technologies.

Control your log volumes with Datadog Observability Pipelines

Modern organizations face a challenge in handling the massive volumes of log data—often scaling to terabytes—that they generate across their environments every day. Teams rely on this data to help them identify, diagnose, and resolve issues more quickly, but how and where should they store logs to best suit this purpose? For many organizations, the immediate answer is to consolidate all logs remotely in higher-cost indexed storage to ready them for searching and analysis.

Aggregate, process, and route logs easily with Datadog Observability Pipelines

The volume of logs generated from modern environments can overwhelm teams, making it difficult to manage, process, and derive measurable value from them. As organizations seek to manage this influx of data with log management systems, SIEM providers, or storage solutions, they can inadvertently become locked into vendor ecosystems, face substantial network costs and processing fees, and run the risk of sensitive data leakage.

Dual ship logs with Datadog Observability Pipelines

Organizations often adjust their logging strategy to meet their changing observability needs for use cases such as security, auditing, log management, and long-term storage. This process involves trialing and eventually migrating to new solutions without disrupting existing workflows. However, configuring and maintaining multiple log pipelines can be complex. Enabling new solutions across your infrastructure and migrating everyone to a shared platform requires significant time and engineering effort.

Optimizing cloud resource costs with Elastic Observability and Tines

In today's cloud-centric landscape, managing and optimizing cloud resources efficiently is paramount for cloud engineers striving to balance performance and cost-effectiveness. By leveraging solutions like Tines and Elastic, cloud engineering teams can streamline operations and drive significant cost savings while maintaining optimal performance.

Driving SaaS Excellence Through Observability

For SaaS platforms, utilizing observability is crucial, as it’s vital for these companies to deeply understand their users' experience and the root cause of any issues. Observability involves leveraging the appropriate tools and processes in place to effectively track, examine, and troubleshoot the performance and behavior of a system, even if you can't directly see what's happening inside it.

Real User Monitoring With a Splash of OpenTelemetry

You're probably familiar with the concept of real user monitoring (RUM) and how it's used to monitor websites or mobile applications. If not, here's the short version: RUM requires telemetry data, which is generated by an SDK that you import into your web or mobile application. These SDKs then hook into the JS runtime, the browser itself, or various system APIs in order to measure performance.