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Published by Racquel Yerbury on Oct 7, 2019 12:45:18 PM

The Marvel of Observability

“[You’ve] been fighting with one arm behind your back. What happens when [you’re] finally set free?” - Paraphrasing Carol Danvers, a.k.a. Captain Marvel

BOOK REVIEW: How to Architect and Build Highly Observable Systems by Baron Schwartz

Observability is a property of an application or system, not the actual act of analysis. The system is observable, practically and mathematically, if you can understand its inner workings and state by measuring its external behaviors. That means the system exposes telemetry, which is the data emitted from instrumentation that expresses those external behaviors—a feature ideally baked into your code upfront. Monitoring is the act of analyzing the telemetry to see whether the system is functioning correctly. And diagnostics is the process of determining what’s wrong with a system.

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Published by Racquel Yerbury on May 22, 2019 1:50:28 PM

Taming the Database: How Observability Spurs Continuous Delivery

For tech professionals it’s intuitive that higher software delivery and operational performance — SDO performance is a new-ish moniker — yields higher organizational performance, or at least substantially contributes to it.  But now, five years of research from the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team have consistently provided this as a data-driven conclusion for business leaders too. And when it comes to the specific technical practices that improve SDO performance, rising decisively to the top is a core DevOps workflow: continuous delivery—discovering what positively impacts it, honing those catalysts, and optimizing.

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