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Joseph Chege
Splunk is a powerful unified security and observability tool that analyzes data and logs. Splunk allows you to monitor and visualize data in real-time. It analyzes machine-generated data and logs through a web interface. It was recently acquired by Cisco in a $28 billion deal. While Splunk is a powerful platform, it might not suit your needs. In this post, we discuss 11 top Splunk alternatives that you can consider.

8 min read
Priyansh Khodiyar

In the ever-evolving world of software development, one constant remains - the pursuit of better performance. As applications grow in complexity and demand, the need for tools to uncover performance bottlenecks becomes paramount.

Flamegraphs, a brainchild of Brendan Gregg, has emerged as an important visualization of insight, showing those dark corners of your codebase that need optimization. Before we dive into understanding how to use these instruments, let's first light the flames of curiosity by exploring what exactly a Flamegraph is and why it's a must-have in your performance optimization toolkit.

10 min read
No膷nica Mellifera

Datadog has a huge product footprint with a sophisticated user experience, but any discussion of its usefulness must include a consideration of its significant costs. Datadog pricing is complex and has a lot of SKUs that a customer needs to understand. If you're not careful, you might end up blowing your Datadog bill.

9 min read
Adnan Rahic

What is the hidden potential of OpenTelemetry? It goes a lot further than the (awesome) application of tracing and monitoring your software. The OpenTelemetry project is an attempt to standardize how performance is reported and how trace data is passed around your microservice architecture. This context propagation is a superpower for those who adopt OpenTelemetry tracing. Tracetest promises to make this deep tracing a huge new asset in your testing landscape, and SigNoz helps all engineers get insight into what OpenTelemetry can see.