Honeycomb

San Francisco, CA, USA
2016
Oct 20, 2020   |  By Shelby Spees
Nic Wise at Tend Health recently wrote a series of blog posts exploring how they moved away from logs and metrics, toward adopting observability with Honeycomb. In that series, he shares lessons learned as they got their NodeJS app instrumented in an AWS environment making use of CloudFront, API Gateway, Lambda, and a few other services. Tend is a New Zealand-based healthcare platform launching in 2020.
Oct 16, 2020   |  By George Miranda
Outreach is the number one sales engagement platform with the largest customer base and industry-leading usage. Outreach helps companies dramatically increase productivity and drive smarter, more insightful engagement with their customers. Outreach is a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington. Tech Environment & Tools: Millions of Logs and Limited View Metrics
Oct 6, 2020   |  By Shelby Spees
When I first started following Charity on Twitter back in early 2019, I was quickly overwhelmed by the new words and concepts she was discussing. I liked the results she described: faster debugging, less alert fatigue, happier users. Those are all things I wanted for my team! But I was hung up on these big polysyllabic words, which stopped me from taking those first steps toward improving our own observability.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By Guest Blogger
Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) and its clinical interface terminology form the foundation healthcare enterprises need, including effective management of Electronic Health Record (EMR) problem lists and accurate documentation. Over 4,500 hospitals and 500,000 physicians use IMO products on a daily basis. With Honeycomb, the engineering team at IMO was able to find hidden architectural issues that were previously obscured in their logs.
Sep 24, 2020   |  By George Miranda
Honeycomb is an event-based observability tool. Rather than relying on the rigid pre-aggregated measures provided by metrics, Honeycomb instead favors using events because they provide a much greater degree of flexibility. But that doesn’t mean metrics don’t belong in Honeycomb. Our new whitepaper, Getting Started With Honeycomb Metrics, breaks down exactly how to do that.
Sep 8, 2020   |  By Jenni Boyer
As a Customer Advocate, I talk to a lot of prospective Honeycomb users who want to understand how observability fits into their existing Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practice. While I have enough of a familiarity with the discipline to get myself into trouble, I wanted to learn more about what SREs do in their day-to-day work so that I’d be better able to help them determine if Honeycomb is a good fit for their needs.
Sep 3, 2020   |  By Shelby Spees
At Honeycomb, we talk a lot about eating our own dogfood. Since we use Honeycomb to observe Honeycomb, we have many opportunities to try out UX changes ourselves before rolling them out to all of our users. UX doesn’t stop at the UI though! Developer experience matters too, especially when getting started with observability. We often get questions about the difference between using our Beeline SDKs compared with other integrations, especially OpenTelemetry (abbreviated “OTel”).
Aug 25, 2020   |  By Shelby Spees
Thanks to awesome contributions from the community and the hard work of our integrations team, the Honeycomb Rails integration comes with lots of great features out of the box. This post is an end-to-end tutorial to show you exactly the steps involved, from creating a new Honeycomb team to getting your data in and observing your app in production.
Aug 13, 2020   |  By Liz Fong-Jones
Curious how to get data flowing from your Go application into Honeycomb using OpenTelemetry? This guide will help you step by step through adding OpenTelemetry into your web service and sending the data to Honeycomb.
Aug 6, 2020   |  By Irving Popovetsky
Thank you so much to all who attended Raw & Real Ep. 5 “All Aboard! Bring Your Team Together,” and to any who take the time out of their busy days to watch the recording 🙂 This was a session for those who would describe yourselves as “internal champions” of Honeycomb and Observability.
Oct 2, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
Our SRE Leaders Panel series gathers leading minds in the SRE and resilience community to share their insights. In this edition, we are so excited to have an amazing all-women panel who will be diving deep into testing in production: The event will consist of 40 minutes of roundtable discussion with Shelby and Talia facilitated by Blameless' Staff SRE Amy Tobey, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. This is an open and candid discussion so come with your questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sep 23, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
Audio from Liz Fong-Jones's talk at The Lead Dev Live on 4/8/2020.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
Level up your deployments for better resiliency and reliability. After 15 years, the basic revelations of the CI/CD revolution are no longer news—small-batch changes with more frequent releases tend to be more stable and recover faster than lengthy big-bang release cycles. Automated is better than manual, instrumentation is key, and speed is critical. But the promise doesn't stop there.
Sep 18, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
Honeycomb is the observability solution designed for modern developer teams to understand the systems they build and operate. Instrument observability as you write code to reduce toil and delight your users. Honeycomb: Guess less & know more.
Sep 30, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
Honeycomb is an event-based observability tool, but you can-and should-use metrics alongside your events. Fortunately, Honeycomb can analyze both types of data at the same time. When maturing from metrics-based application monitoring to an observability-based development practice, there are considerations that can make the transformation easier for you and your team.
Aug 24, 2020   |  By Honeycomb
Evaluating observability tools can be a daunting task when you're unfamiliar with key considerations and possibilities. This guide steps through various capabilities for observability tooling and why they matter.
Aug 11, 2018   |  By Honeycomb
This document discusses the history, concept, goals, and approaches to achieving observability in today's software industry, with an eye to the future benefits and potential evolution of the software development practice as a whole.

Honeycomb is a tool for introspecting and interrogating your production systems. We can gather data from any source—from your clients (mobile, IoT, browsers), vendored software, or your own code. Single-node debugging tools miss crucial details in a world where infrastructure is dynamic and ephemeral. Honeycomb is a new type of tool, designed and evolved to meet the real needs of platforms, microservices, serverless apps, and complex systems.

Honeycomb provides full stack observability—designed for high cardinality data and collaborative problem solving, enabling engineers to deeply understand and debug production software together. Founded on the experience of debugging problems at the scale of millions of apps serving tens of millions of users, we empower every engineer to instrument and query the behavior of their system.