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On OpenObservability Talks we discuss harnessing the power of open source to advance observability initiatives for DevOps practitioners around the world.

We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.
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OpenObservability Talks Dotan Horovits

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On OpenObservability Talks we discuss harnessing the power of open source to advance observability initiatives for DevOps practitioners around the world.

We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.
https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks

You can find us on Twitter @openobserv

    FOSS in Flux: Redis Relicensing and the Future of Open Source: OpenObservability Talks S4E12

    FOSS in Flux: Redis Relicensing and the Future of Open Source: OpenObservability Talks S4E12

    In the past few years we’ve been witnessing tectonic shifts in the open source realm, with established projects taken off open source or otherwise turning to the dark side. On the other hand, we’ve seen active forks aiming to keep these projects open gaining momentum.

    What does it mean for the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement? Is this a trend or just a passing wave? What can we learn from it as vendors and as a community?

    In this special episode concluding the fourth season of OpenObservability talks we will look back at the past year, including the very recent relicensing of Redis, and will discuss the state of open source with the help of open source pundit David Nalley.

    David has been involved in open source for nearly two decades. He is the director of open source strategy at AWS and currently serves as the President of the Apache Software Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for the Internet Security Research Group.

    The episode was live-streamed on 28 May 2024 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0ESadKuVI

    OpenObservability Talks episodes are released monthly, on the last Thursday of each month and are available for listening on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

    We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.

    ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks⁠  

    https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability⁠



    Show Notes:

    00:00 - Show intro and fourth season ending

    00:55 - Episode and guest intro

    09:50 - Redis relicensing off open source 

    16:34 - is vendor-owned open source an oxymoron?

    20:00 - building business plan around open source

    27:52 - what it means for users when a project relicenses

    35:08 - Open Source is more than licenses and copyright

    42:19 - Forks of relicensed projects to keep them open

    49:55 - Open source strategy at AWS

    53:39 - The role of OSS foundations

    58:59 - upcoming Community Over Code and KCD Czech and Slovak  

    1:00:01 - Outro



    Resources:


    Open Source Definition: https://opensource.org/osd


    The Four Opens (Open Infra): https://openinfra.dev/four-opens/


    Is Vendor Owned Open Source An Oxymoron? https://horovits.medium.com/b5486a4de1c6 


    Redis is no longer open source: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/horovits_opensource-srecon-activity-7176599258156986369-3tJm/ 


    Initiating the Valkey fork of Redis: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/horovits_redis-opensource-activity-7179186700470861824-Gghq/ 





    Socials:

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    Dotan Horovits

    ============

    Twitter: @horovits

    LinkedIn: in/horovits

    Mastodon: @horovits@fosstodon

    David Nalley

    ==========

    Twitter: https://x.com/ke4qqq

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidnalley/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    KubeCon Paris Highlights and AI Spotlight on K8sGPT - OpenObservability Talks S4E11

    KubeCon Paris Highlights and AI Spotlight on K8sGPT - OpenObservability Talks S4E11

    KubeCon Europe 2024 in Paris was the biggest event of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to date, with over 12k participants. Have you missed it? We've got you covered! Join not one but two CNCF Ambassadors as they explore the latest and greatest highlights from the event that every tech enthusiast is talking about.  

    But that's not all! We'll also zoom in on K8sgpt, a new entrant to the CNCF’s sandbox that uses generative AI to give Kubernetes superpowers to everyone. Does this open source project go beyond the GenAI hype and get us closer to diagnosing and triaging issues in plain English? Let’s ask the maintainers behind the project.

    Our guest is Thomas Schuetz, a Principal Cloud Architect with a keen interest in cloud-native application delivery. Thomas teaches at an Austrian University of Applied Sciences, focusing on cloud-native technologies. Thomas is enthusiastic about open source projects, contributing as a Keptn GC Member and K8sGPT Maintainer, alongside his role as Co-Chair of the CNCF TAG App Delivery. He also brings a deep industry background from his past roles at Dynatrace and more.

    The episode was live-streamed on 14 April 2024 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr3viuhssdg

    OpenObservability Talks episodes are released monthly, on the last Thursday of each month and are available for listening on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

    We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.

    https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks  

    ⁠https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability⁠



    Show Notes:

    00:00 - Show intro

    00:59 - Episode and guest intro

    03:15 - Redis moves off open source

    05:21 - AI white paper

    07:47 - TAG App Delivery updates

    12:15 - Istio beta release of ambient mode

    12:57 - Fluent Bit v3 major release

    13:57 - Keptn project updates

    17:20 - OpenCost adds environment sustainability 

    18:43 - OpenFeature adds client-side support with web SDK v1

    20:08 - Perses 0.44 release

    21:40 - K8sGPT founding team

    24:07 - K8sGPT intro

    27:36 - how K8sGPT works

    31:28 - no vendor behind K8sGPT

    36:10 - integration with multiple Gen AI services and local models

    40:16 - K8sGPT current state and maturity

    45:11 - K8sGPT traction

    48:40 - K8sGPT acceptance into the sandbox and adopter companies

    54:11 - how to reach out to Thomas Schuetz

    56:09 - who’s behind K8sGPT

    59:07 - where to follow K8sGPT  

    1:00:17 - Outro



    Resources:

    https://github.com/k8sgpt-ai/k8sgpt

    https://k8sgpt.ai/

    Cloud Native Artificial Intelligence whitepaper

    TAG App Delivery update at KubeCon Paris

    Fluent Bit v3.0 release

    OpenFeature Web SDK v1

    k8sgpt slack



    Socials:

    Twitter:⁠ https://twitter.com/OpenObserv⁠

    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks⁠



    Dotan Horovits
    ============
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/horovits
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/horovits/
    Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@horovits

    Thomas Schuetz
    ===============
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/thschue
    LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/thschue
    Mastodon: https://hachyderm.io/@thschue

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Charting New Territory: OpenTelemetry Embraces Profiling - OpenObservability Talks S4E10

    Charting New Territory: OpenTelemetry Embraces Profiling - OpenObservability Talks S4E10

    OpenTelemetry is expanding beyond the traditional “three pillars of observability” and introduces a groundbreaking addition to its signals - Continuous Profiling. The new Profiling Special Interest Group (SIG) that was formed to lead the topic has already made significant advancements, to be featured at KubeCon Europe. Join us in this special panel episode of OpenObservability Talks as we explore the significance of this new dimension in understanding application behavior, optimizing performance, and gaining deeper insights into your systems. Our expert guests, Felix Geisendörfer and Ryan Perry, members of the OpenTelemetry Profiling SIG, share their insights into how Profiling enhances the OpenTelemetry framework, and update on the work for open specification and implementation. 

    This special episode hosts a panel of two distinguished members of OpenTelemetry’s Profile SIG, and prominent members of the observability vendor ecosystem. Felix Geisendörfer is a Senior Staff Engineer at Datadog where he works on Continuous Profiling and contributes to the Go runtime. Before that he was working at Apple, co-founded Transloadit, contributed to node.js and inspired a generation of mad scientists to program flying robots with it. Ryan Perry is Principal Product Manager at Grafana Labs. He has built a career at various startups while actively contributing to open source projects and advancing open telemetry initiatives. Most recently he built Pyroscope, an open source continuous profiling project/company, which has been acquired by Grafana Labs.

    The episode was live-streamed on 7 March 2024 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGM67RT12gQ

    OpenObservability Talks episodes are released monthly, on the last Thursday of each month and are available for listening on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

    We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.https://www.twitch.tv/openobservabilityhttps://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks  



    Show Notes:

    00:00 - show intro

    01:03 - episode and guests intro

    04:02 - trends and advancements in the Profiling space

    05:42 - from cost and performance into broader observability 

    11:27 - turning profile data into metrics

    12:45 - runtime vs. full host profilers and eBPF use

    18:44 - pprof JFR and other existing profile standards

    21:19 - profile visualizations - from flame graphs to timeline view 

    22:37 - entrepreneur PoV on the profiling market

    26:54 - OpenTelemetry adds profiles as a new signal

    32:22 - OTel choosing a pprof extended standard  

    39:06 - discrete events vs. pre-aggregated data

    41:09 - use cases for processing profiling data

    44:19 - OTel Profiles reference implementation 

    49:11 - latest milestone and roadmap

    54:44 - who’s involved in OTel Profiles

    56:41 - how to follow OTel Profiles and the guests

    59:34 - March community events and conferences

    1:00:38 - Falco and CloudEvents projects reached CNCF graduation  

    1:01:59 - Prometheus and Linkerd latest releases

    1:03:29 - Netflix open-sources bpftop CLI for eBPF app performance monitoring

    1:05:15 - show outro



    Resources:


    Continuous Profiling: A New Observability Signal (previous episode): https://logz.io/blog/continuous-profiling-new-observability-signal-in-opentelemetry/?utm_source=devrel&utm_medium=devrel 


    OpenTelemetry extension proposal for adding Profiles: https://github.com/open-telemetry/oteps/pull/239


    OTel Profile SIG notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19UqPPPlGE83N37MhS93uRlxsP1_wGxQ33Qv6CDHaEp0/edit#heading=h.63a4klfdbcob


    eBPF adoption in observability - github stats: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7171044354667585537/ 


    ProfilerPedia: https://profilerpedia.markhansen.co.nz/ 




    Netflix releases bpftop CLI tool: https://netflixtechblog.com/announcing-bpftop-streamlining-ebpf-performance-optimization-6a727c1ae2e5

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Decoding .NET8: Unveiling Cloud-Native Observability - OpenObservability Talks S4E09

    Decoding .NET8: Unveiling Cloud-Native Observability - OpenObservability Talks S4E09

    The .NET programming language is taking cloud native deployment and observability seriously, and most notably with the recent announcement of .NET Aspire stack unveiled at the recent .NET Conf 2023. 

    In this episode, we reviewed the open source maintainers’ journey to making .NET a "by default, out of the box observable platform", as ASP.NET Core creator David Fowler put it. David was this episode’s guest, and with him we dived into .NET Aspire and how it simplifies the complexities of cloud app development with capabilities around service discovery, observability, and resilience. We discussed the local developer experience, the path to developer observability, and what we can expect from the upcoming GA release of .NET8.

    David Fowler has been at Microsoft for 15 years working on developer frameworks and tools in the .NET space. He's one of the creators of several popular OSS frameworks and tools such as NuGet, SignalR and ASP.NET Core, and also architected the Azure SignalR Service. Originally from Barbados, he's an avid open-source advocate and developer currently focused on simplifying developer experiences in the microservice space. 



    The episode was live-streamed on 21 February 2024 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll1T9Zs7jUo

    OpenObservability Talks episodes are released monthly, on the last Thursday of each month and are available for listening on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

    We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.

    https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks  

    https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability⁠⁠

    Show Notes:

    00:10 - episode and guest intro

    04:03 - what .NET used to be like for developing cloud-native

    15:10 - out-of-the-box observability in .NET

    21:05 - .NET aligning with OpenTelemetry

    26:40 - what’s .NET Aspire

    32:37 - existing .NET components are part of Aspire

    37:46 - developing an observability UI as part of Aspire

    43:24 - how to transition containerized apps from dev to prod 

    48:48 - the relationship between Aspire to Dapr and Radius

    53:31 - Aspire roadmap to GA

    57:13 - where to follow Aspire and David Fowler

    59:13 - K8sgpt accepted to CNCF as a sandbox project

    59:56 - Strimzi reaches CNCF incubation with Kafka on Kubernetes

    1:00:40 - OpenFeature becomes a CNCF incubating project

    1:03:03 - Broadcom kills free ESXi and other VMware restructuring



    Resources:

    .NET Aspire GitHub repo: https://github.com/dotnet/aspire 

    .NET Aspire Preview 3: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/aspire/whats-new/preview-3 

    Instrumenting C# .NET apps with OpenTelemetry: https://logz.io/blog/csharp-dotnet-opentelemetry-instrumentation/?utm_source=devrel&utm_medium=devrel

    OpenTelemetry beginner’s guide: https://logz.io/learn/opentelemetry-guide/?utm_source=devrel&utm_medium=devrel

    K8sgpt accepted to CNCF sandbox: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/horovits_genai-sre-kubernetes-activity-7158185284289888256-0KuZ

    Strimzi reaches CNCF incubation: https://www.cncf.io/blog/2024/02/08/strimzi-joins-the-cncf-incubator/

    OpenFeature reaches CNCF incubation: https://www.cncf.io/blog/2023/12/19/openfeature-becomes-a-cncf-incubating-project/

    Broadcom decided to kill the free edition of ESXi and other VMware restructuring: https://horovits.medium.com/0aea7efafb47



    Socials:

    Twitter:⁠ https://twitter.com/OpenObserv⁠

    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks⁠



    Dotan Horovits
    ============
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/horovits
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/horovits/
    Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@horovits

    David Fowler
    ==========
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidfowl
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfowl
    Mastodon: https://hachyderm.io/@davidfowl

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Scaling Platform Engineering: Shopify’s Blueprint - OpenObservability Talks S4E08

    Scaling Platform Engineering: Shopify’s Blueprint - OpenObservability Talks S4E08

    In this episode, join us as we delve into the intricate world of Platform Engineering with Aparna Subramanian, Director of Production Engineering at Shopify. Discover how Shopify, a powerhouse in e-commerce, masters the art of scaling platform engineering. Gain invaluable insights into their strategies, innovations, and lessons learned while navigating the complexities of sustaining and evolving a robust infrastructure to support millions, even through special peak events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If you're keen on understanding the backbone of a thriving online platform, don’t miss out on this episode.

    Aparna started her career as a Software Engineer and has spent most part of her almost two decades of technology experience specializing in Infrastructure and Data Platforms. In her current role she leads Shopify’s Cloud Native Production Platform.

    Previously, she was Director of Engineering at VMware where she was a founding member of Tanzu on vSphere, a Kubernetes Platform for the hybrid cloud. She also serves as co-chair of the “CNCF End User Developer Experience” SIG and as member of the CNCF End user technical advisory board.

    The episode was live-streamed on 11 January 2024 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ShtsTTUizI

    OpenObservability Talks episodes are released monthly, on the last Thursday of each month and are available for listening on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

    We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.

    https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks  

    ⁠https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability



    Show Notes:

    00:00 - Show intro & 2023 stats

    01:49 - Episode and guest intro

    04:15 - Shopify’s scale

    06:09 - Shopify’s journey to Platform Engineering

    08:56 - Shopify’s platform structure

    11:49 - division of responsibility

    13:51 - golden path vs flexibility

    17:58 - balancing flexibility and abstraction

    19:56 - platform group structure

    23:28 - handling load spikes

    28:55 - FinOps in Platform Engineering

    38:38 - avoiding silos and the cultural aspect

    41:13 - CNCF end-user SIG and community challenges

    49:24 - KubeCon Paris and guest contact 

    51:03 - OpenTofu reached GA

    53:33 - Isovalent acquired by Cisco

    55:00 - year-end summary articles

    57:07 - .NET Aspire released preview2

    58:58 - Episode and show outro



    Resources:

    Shopify Engineering Blog https://shopify.engineering/

    Performance wins at Shopify: https://www.shopify.com/news/performance%F0%9F%91%86-complexity%F0%9F%91%87-killer-updates-from-shopify-engineering

    CNCF End User SIG https://github.com/cncf/enduser-public

    OpenTofu has reached GA https://logz.io/blog/terraform-is-no-longer-open-source-is-opentofu-opentf-the-successor/?utm_source=devrel&utm_medium=devrel

    Observability in 2024: https://thenewstack.io/observability-in-2024-more-opentelemetry-less-confusion/

    OpenTelemetry in 2024: https://www.apmdigest.com/2024-application-performance-management-apm-predictions-4

    .NET Aspire preview2: https://devblogs.microsoft.com/dotnet/announcing-dotnet-aspire-preview-2/ 



    Socials:

    Twitter:⁠ https://twitter.com/OpenObserv⁠

    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks⁠



    Dotan Horovits

    ============

    Twitter: @horovits

    LinkedIn: in/horovits

    Mastodon: @horovits@fosstodon

    Aparna Subramanian

    =================

    Twitter: @aparnastweets

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/subramanianaparna/ 

    • 1 hr
    Kubernetes and Beyond: A Year-End Reflection with Kelsey Hightower - OpenObservability Talks S4E07

    Kubernetes and Beyond: A Year-End Reflection with Kelsey Hightower - OpenObservability Talks S4E07

    In this special episode we wrapped up the year 2023 with none other than the cloud-native maestro, Kelsey Hightower! We looked into the highs and lows of the tech landscape, exploring Kelsey's insights on containerization and beyond. Tune in as we unravel the year that was and reflect on what lies ahead for Kubernetes and cloud computing.

    Kelsey has been there since the birth of Kubernetes, with his contributions to the project as well as his advocacy for containers and cloud native tech and concepts. Join us to conclude 2023 with a look above the clouds.

    The episode was live-streamed on 5 December 2023 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVSIUMJxtLk

    OpenObservability Talks episodes are released monthly, on the last Thursday of each month and are available for listening on your favorite podcast app and on YouTube.

    We live-stream the episodes on Twitch and YouTube Live - tune in to see us live, and chime in with your comments and questions on the live chat.

    https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability

    https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks  



    Show Notes:

    00:00 - Show intro

    01:00 - Episode and guest intro

    02:40 - Highlights of 2023, signs of maturity

    05:17 - Standardizing on cloud bills

    12:09 - Consensus vs. innovation in tech

    14:46 - Evolution of OpenTelemetry and telemetry signals

    19:33 - Where AI will help DevOps and Observability

    25:44 - Where is Kubernetes heading in the coming decade

    32:42 - Can Kubernetes serve AI/ML workloads

    40:37 - CNCF landscape - transparency vs. complexity

    49:05 - Evolution of observability

    59:03 - Episode and show outro



    Resources:

    Standardizing on cloud bills with FOCUS open specification: https://horovits.medium.com/6e30069f33a0

    How to fix Kubernetes monitoring: https://thenewstack.io/how-to-fix-kubernetes-monitoring/



    Socials:

    Twitter:⁠ https://twitter.com/OpenObserv⁠

    YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@openobservabilitytalks⁠

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