Session Name: Breaking Down the Pillars of Observability: From Data to Outcomes
Have you ever been overwhelmed by logs, metrics, and traces? Are you unsure of which data offers the most bang for your buck in terms of operational efficiency and system understanding? If you've ever felt lost in the forest of Observability, you are not alone and this talk is just for you. In this talk, we begin by questioning everything we thought we knew about the three mainstays of Observability - Logs, Metrics, and Traces. Why do we need them? What purpose do they serve? And most importantly, do they always provide value for money for every use case? With a clear focus on the desired outcomes, we will then explore which observability data can truly satisfy those needs. We will delve into which data is the star player for debugging, and which one takes the lead in understanding the system. By the end of this talk, you'll have a better understanding of the different types of observability data, and you'll be able to choose the right data for your specific needs.
Prathamesh Sonpatki works at Last9.io, building Reliability platforms for SREs. Contributor to open source and communities.