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Welcome to the 28th edition of our monthly product newsletter - SigNal 28! Our team shipped many features and improvements last month. We also had an amazing team workation in Goa, India.

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Let’s dive in to see what humans at SigNoz were up to in the month of August 2023.

What we shipped?

We shipped new features like Apdex score, saved views, live view in new logs explorer, in-context logs and OpsGenie integration in our latest releases. We also shipped a lot of improvements to log management in SigNoz.

Latest release - v0.28.0

Earlier Releases - v0.27.0, v0.26.1, v0.26.0

Apdex score

Apdex score is an open standard used to measure user satisfaction with the response time of application services. You can now get an Apdex score for your services in APM charts provided by SigNoz.

Save View for Explorer Pages

Our new explorer pages for logs now come with an option to Save View. You can also share the view with your teammates. Here’s a quick demo of how to use the feature.

OpsGenie Integration

We are building more alert channel integrations to cover the wide range of use cases of our users. You can now integrate alerts from SigNoz with OpsGenie. Here’s a guide on setting up alerts in SigNoz.

Just-in-time provisioning of SSO users

We have shipped just-in-time provisioning of SSO users for our enterprise customers. With this, our users can automate user account creation when the user first tries to perform SSO.

Regex support in Explorer Pages

Regex is now supported in the query builder of our new explorer pages. It will help developers write complex queries to search and filter logs and traces.

Regex to query all logs having `info`
Regex to query all logs having info

Improvements in Logs Management

We shipped improvements to log management in SigNoz.

  • With the latest release, you can have the same attributes with multiple data types. For example, status can exist as a string with values ok/fail, etc., and status can exist as int with values 200/202, etc. (Related PR)

  • Previously, the docker container logs didn’t have container_name   by default, because of which it was difficult to filter out logs by a container name. We have added Logspout as the default docker logs collector. Now, the container name is added to the metadata of logs. (Related PR)

  • Check nearby lines of logs with in-context logs. (Related PR)

Logs context helps you to check logs before and after the selected log line
In-context logs helps you to check logs before and after the selected log line

We have added a Logs live view on the new Logs Explorer page.

A New Demo Video for SigNoz 📹

Learn more about what SigNoz can do - please check out our new demo video covering all the features that SigNoz offers:

OpenTelemetry Webinars

At SigNoz, we firmly believe that OpenTelemetry is the bedrock of open-source observability. To help the community understand the benefits of using OpenTelemetry and the right way to implement OpenTelemetry in your application, we have started doing live webinars. The first two of the series are out.

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry

Learn how to get started with OpenTelemetry. Some important concepts that are discussed in this webinar:

  • What should you instrument first
  • Infrastructure metrics
  • Where to send data & much more

Check out the entire talk here:

Gathering data with OpenTelemetry Collector

In this webinar, we discuss architecting and collecting data with the OpenTelemetry Collector. We discuss using Apache Kafka queues to handle OTLP data, and why you probably shouldn't push OTel data straight to Postgres.

SigNoz News

Crossed 14,000+ GitHub stars

We recently crossed 14,000+ stars on GitHub. Our mission is to democratize observability for engineering teams of all sizes. It amazes us to see the love and support of the dev community for our open-source project.

SigNoz reached 14k GitHub stars
SigNoz reached 14k GitHub stars

Crossed 4 Million Docker Downloads

We crossed 4 million Docker downloads for our open-source project. 🥳 It’s incredibly humbling to see the impact of SigNoz across the globe in helping developers build better applications.

Team Workation in Goa

Our team met for an offsite in Goa in the last week of August. It was so much fun interacting with everyone, discussing our future goals, and celebrating what we have accomplished till now! 🤗

SigNoz on Jamstack Radio

Jamstack Radio - a Heavybit podcast on building fast and secure applications, invited Pranay to talk about open-source observability with SigNoz.

Check out this interesting talk on **application performance monitoring, insights on utilizing OpenTelemetry, and reasons to consider open-source observability solutions instead of those from SaaS vendors.


Udemy Course on SigNoz

Our community member, Paulo, has created an Udemy course for DevOps, which includes educating students on SigNoz for the monitoring module. We’re very grateful to Paulo and amazed by the love of the community for SigNoz.

The enduring value that SigNoz brings!

We are pleased to see the long-lasting value that SigNoz provides to its users. If you’re looking for an open-source alternative to SaaS vendors like Datadog or Newrelic, SigNoz might be the right choice. You can get started here.

We’re Hiring!

We’re hiring the next set of rockstars to take SigNoz to the next level. You can look at open roles here.

If you know someone in your network who will be a good fit for SigNoz, please refer them.

Contributor Highlight

Every month, contributors from our community help make SigNoz better. We want to thank the following contributors who made contributions to SigNoz last month 🤗

Martin Gaida
Martin Gaida
Yunus M
Yunus M

Daman Arora
Daman Arora

Shivanshu Raj Shrivastava
Shivanshu Raj Shrivastava
Neelesh Sharma
Neelesh Sharma

Romain Challier
Romain Challier
Nočnica Mellifera
Nočnica Mellifera

Dhawal Sanghvi
Dhawal Sanghvi
Lucas Recoaro
Lucas Recoaro


From the blog

This guide is for anyone who is getting started monitoring their application with OpenTelemetry, and is generating unstructured logs.

Structured logs are ideal for post-hoc incident analysis and broad-range querying of your data. However, it’s not always feasible to implement highly structured logging at the code level. Read this guide on how to do log parsing with OpenTelemetry Collector.

Parsing logs with OpenTelemetry Collector

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