The quest for simple and robust signals in production systems

Service Taxonomies and Platform Level Metrics

It is today easier than ever to generate a lot of observability data (metrics, logs, and traces) from your applications and forward it to a central location where you can efficiently query it. However, systems can still get pretty hard to reason about. Having an abundance of application-specific data generated from your system does not guarantee that an on-call engineer or operator will know what queries will yield meaningful insight into the current…

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