Engineering Blog

Developer, Engineering, Featured
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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Migrating-LIVE-to-a-Multi-Disk-Clickhouse
Engineering, Featured, 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, Featured
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, Featured
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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Fixing a Gatsby Plugin Bug with Instana
Developer, Engineering
In another example of Instana using Instana for our own website, we discovered a Gatsby plug-in bug AND fixed it - mere minutes after 3 users began having an issue with our new docs site.
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Reducing AWS EBS Volume Cost — Lessons from an Instana SRE
Engineering, Product
Part of our technical Education program, Instsana SRE Bastian Spanneberg discusses an important (but many times forgotten) art - achieving the necessary scale and performance at a more efficient (er,
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Blog illustrations Instana
Developer, Engineering
An article on the whys and hows of integration tests and how to automate them using the Testcontainers framework and Docker.
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Life of an SRE at Instana – Detect certificate problems
Developer, Engineering
This is the fourth post in a series on the Life of an SRE at Instana.
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Developer, Engineering
This is the third post in a series on the Life of an SRE at Instana. Check out the first post and second post.
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Blog illustrations Instana
Developer, Engineering
Instana’s 1 second metrics resolution and auto-detection of components makes it easy to get answers for the most pressing questions when hosts get rebooted without prior notice. 
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