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OpenObservability Talks Dotan Horovits, Jonah Kowall, Mike Elsmore

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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.

If you'd like to propose a topic for an episode, reach out through https://forms.gle/kRsBNasVHG2xccMr8

You can find us on Twitter @openobserv

    Prometheus, OpenMetrics, and the CNCF Observability Ecosystem - OpenObservability Talks S2E02

    Prometheus, OpenMetrics, and the CNCF Observability Ecosystem - OpenObservability Talks S2E02

    The CNCF has a rich suite to address monitoring Kubernetes and cloud-native workloads. First of which is Prometheus, which is widely adopted, with great out-of-the-box compatibility with Kubernetes. But under the CNCF you can also find OpenMetrics that offers standardization of the metrics format, Thanos and Cortex which offer long-term storage for Prometheus, and other complimentary solutions and integrations.   

    On this episode of OpenObservability Talks we’ll host “RichiH” Hartmann and discuss the different OSS projects, the synergy between them, and the future roadmap in building the community and making CNCF a leading offering.  

    Richard "RichiH" Hartmann is Director of Community at Grafana Labs, Prometheus team member, OpenMetrics founder, CNCF SIG Observability chair, and other things. He also organizes various conferences, including FOSDEM, DENOG, DebConf, and Chaos Communication Congress. In the past, he made mainframe databases work, ISP backbones run, and built a datacenter from scratch.

    Resources:

    OpenTelemetry.io

    OpenTelemetry status page

    Guide to OpenTelemetry

    CNCF TAG Observability

    Open* Explainer by RichiH

    OpenMetrics

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Codeless Kubernetes Observability with eBPF - OpenObservability Talks S2E01

    Codeless Kubernetes Observability with eBPF - OpenObservability Talks S2E01

    Current observability practice is largely based on manual instrumentation, which creates a barrier to entry for many wishing to implement observability in their environment. This is especially true in Kubernetes environments and microservices architecture.

    eBPF (extended Berkeley Packet Filter) is an exciting new technology for Linux kernel level instrumentation, which bears the promise of no-code instrumentation and easier observability into Kubernetes environments (alongside other benefits for networking and security).

    On this episode of OpenObservability Talks we’ll host Natalie Serrino, Principal Engineer at Pixie Labs, which was recently acquired by New Relic. We’ll talk about observability in Kubernetes environments, eBPF and its use cases for observability.

    We’ll also talk about Pixie, the Kubernetes-native in-cluster observability platform, and the exciting news of it being open sourced and contributed these days to CNCF under Apache 2.0 license.

    Natalie is a Principal Engineer and Tech Lead at New Relic. She works on the Pixie auto-telemetry observability platform, which was acquired and open sourced by New Relic. She focuses primarily on Pixie’s data layer, including its query language, compiler, and query execution engine.

    Resources:

    http://www.brendangregg.com/ebpf.html

    https://blog.px.dev/

    https://docs.px.dev/about-pixie/roadmap/

    https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210504005480/en/New-Relic-Joins-Cloud-Native-Computing-Foundation-Governing-Board-and-is-in-the-Process-of-Contributing-Pixie-Open-Source-for-Kubernetes-Native-Observability

    https://netflixtechblog.com/how-netflix-uses-ebpf-flow-logs-at-scale-for-network-insight-e3ea997dca96

    https://logz.io/blog/istio-instrumenting-microservices-distributed-tracing/

    https://opensearch.org/blog/update/2021/06/opensearch-release-candidate-announcement/ 

    https://thenewstack.io/tracing-why-logs-arent-enough-to-debug-your-microservices/ 

    https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/29/kubernetes_spend_report/

    Social:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpenObserv 

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability 

    Website: https://openobservability.io/

    • 56 min
    OpenSearch: The Open Source Successor of Elasticsearch? - OpenObservability Talks S1E12

    OpenSearch: The Open Source Successor of Elasticsearch? - OpenObservability Talks S1E12

    OpenSearch project was born out of the passion for Elasticsearch and Kibana and the desire to keep them open source in the face of Elastic’s decision to close-source them. After a couple of months of hard work led by AWS, the Beta release was announced earlier this month under Apache2 license.

    On this episode of OpenObservability Talks we hosted Kyle Davis, Senior Developer Advocate for OpenSearch at AWS. We talked about how OpenSearch came to be, what it took to fork Elasticsearch and Kibana, what the engineers discovered when they dug into the code, what’s planned ahead, and much more.

    About Kyle Davis: While being a relative newcomer to Amazon, Kyle has a long history with software development and databases. When not working, Kyle enjoys 3D printing, and getting his hand dirty in his Edmonton, Alberta-based home garden.

    Resources:

    https://github.com/opensearch-project

    Beta announcement

    Roadmap available

    Put the OPEN in Observability: Elasticsearch and Kibana relicensing and community chat - OpenObservability Talks S1E08

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Diving deep into Jaeger and OpenTelemetry with Juraci Paixão Kröhling - OpenObservability Talks S1E11

    Diving deep into Jaeger and OpenTelemetry with Juraci Paixão Kröhling - OpenObservability Talks S1E11

    We are thrilled to have Juraci Kröhling a Software Engineer at Red Hat; CNCF, Maintainer for Jaeger, and OpenTelemetry. He will be live and in-person this month on the podcast in a discussion with Jonah Kowall who is the CTO at logz.io and contributor to Jaeger, OpenTelemetry, and OpenSearch.

    • 56 min
    Interoperability of open-source observability and new signal in the neighborhood, profiling! - OpenObservability Talks S1E10

    Interoperability of open-source observability and new signal in the neighborhood, profiling! - OpenObservability Talks S1E10

    Join Jonah Kowall and Bartek Plotka for a discussion on the latest happening topics on open source observability. Bartek works on many projects in open source and is Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat; CNCF SIG Observability Tech Lead. He is very active in the community as one of the leaders of Prometheus, Thanos, OpenMetrics, and many other projects.

    • 58 min
    How Much Observability Is Enough? - OpenObservability Talks S1E9

    How Much Observability Is Enough? - OpenObservability Talks S1E9

    The ninth of our OpenObservability Talks has Jujhar Singh, Global DevSecOps Practice Lead at The Economist.

    How much observability is enough? What is the investment required to achieve it? How can we drive observability in the company in a measured and pragmatic way? 

    This was first streamed at https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability on February 25th 2021 and the video is available at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKOtaBdQAJVRJqhJDuOlPg

    The live recording of the OpenObservability talks is the last Thursday of each month, and you can join us on Twitch or YouTube Live.

    Socials:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpenObserv

    Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/openobservability

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKOtaBdQAJVRJqhJDuOlPg

    Website: https://openobservability.io/

    Links Shared in the recording:

    https://www.kiwico.com/

    https://sre.google/sre-book/monitoring-distributed-systems/

    https://devsecops.jujhar.com/observability-strategy/

    https://devsecops.jujhar.com

    Elasticsearch/Kibana fork updates: https://discuss.opendistrocommunity.dev/c/forking-elasticsearch-kibana/50

    OpenTelemetry v1.0 for Tracing: https://medium.com/opentelemetry/opentelemetry-specification-v1-0-0-tracing-edition-72dd08936978

    Donating Docker Distribution to the CNCF: https://www.docker.com/blog/donating-docker-distribution-to-the-cncf/

    • 59 min

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