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· 8 min read
Ankit Anand

"Greatness is not intelligence. Greatness comes from Character. And Character is not formed out of smart people but from people who have suffered"
-Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

Welcome to the 35th edition of our monthly product newsletter - SigNal 35!

We have made significant advancements in enhancing our product. The integration feature we shipped will enable quick-start monitoring for popular technologies in SigNoz.

· 15 min read
Harish R

According to Akamai, 83% of web traffic is through APIs. Microservices, servers, and clients constantly communicate to exchange information[1]. Even the Google search you made to reach this article involved your browser client calling Google APIs. Given APIs govern the internet, businesses rely on them heavily. API health is directly proportional to business prosperity.

· 17 min read
Dejan Lukić

Grafana and Splunk are both used as monitoring tools. But while Grafana is majorly used as a data visualization tool, Splunk is an enterprise security and observability platform. Monitoring tools are essential for any business that wants to have visibility into its IT infrastructure. They provide real-time data that can be used to identify and troubleshoot problems. Grafana and Splunk are two of the most popular monitoring tools on the market.

· 21 min read
Ankit Anand

Both DataDog and New Relic are popular monitoring tools that provide a wide range of products covering different aspects of application and infrastructure monitoring. In this post, I have compared Datadog and New Relic on important features like APM, log management, infrastructure monitoring, OpenTelemetry support, etc.


💡 I instrumented a sample Spring Boot Application and sent data to Datadog and New Relic to evaluate my experience. Some takeaways are subjective and based on personal preference.

· 12 min read
Ankit Anand

In microservices architecture, observability tools enable you to create central dashboards to gauge the health of your distributed systems. New age observability tools have shifted to providing quick workflows to debug application issues. In this post we will explore top 11 observability tools that you can consider to use for your software systems.

· 7 min read
Ankit Anand
Ankit Nayan

Falcon is a minimalist Python web API framework for building robust applications and microservices. It also compliments many other Python frameworks by providing extra reliability, flexibility, and performance. Using OpenTelemetry, you can monitor your Falcon applications for performance by collecting telemetry signals like traces.