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After multiple iterations of the Go wrapper library, we learned a lot on how to provide high-quality, easy-to-use instrumentation for Go. Always keep the code as intact as possible. If there are inter
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With Instana there is no need to manually determine which performance degradation in a service is related to resource contention on the host running Docker. Instana automatically determines the relati
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By installing a lightweight Instana agent and providing credentials, the sensors are activated automatically and start collecting metrics for each configured Queue Manager instance and other correspon
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For Goji, Observability isn’t just a way to gain visibility into applications and solve problems. It’s also a key contributor to developing a thriving culture for developers.
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Cassandra Failure
Developer, Engineering
Things break all the time in distributed systems. In this post I talk about how we detected problems with one Cassandra node in production and how we quickly resolved this issue.
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ClickHouse Failure
Developer, Engineering
Things break all the time in distributed systems. This post explains how we responded to a ClickHouse node problem in production.
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Migrating-LIVE-to-a-Multi-Disk-Clickhouse
Developer, Engineering
You were able to easily grow your Clickhouse disks as you needed, but what can you do when it's time to shrink them? Instana's SRE team used the new multi-disk capabilities to do that - here's what th
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Engineering, Product
We've made some UI improvements to our dashboards. Find out how we've improved the read-ability of charts and cards.
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Lessons Learned From Dockerizing Our Application
Developer, Engineering
Let’s face it - organizations of all sizes are shifting away from classic software delivery models. As they strive to deliver better software faster, packaging binaries and shipping pieces of a dist
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Reducing Clickhouse Storage Cost with the Low Cardinality Type – Lessons from an Instana Engineer
Developer, Engineering
Directly from the Instana Ops / SRE team - another real-world lesson in optimizing performance and costs simultaneously - in this case, with Clickhouse.
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