• Evaluating a log analysis platform the wrong way - Amy Nguyen
• How to watch TV at work and get away with it - Mathieu Frappier
Evaluating a log analysis platform the wrong way
Amy Nguyen (https://twitter.com/amyngyn), Infrastructure Engineer, Observability Team at Stripe
I was recently asked to investigate whether my team should switch from running our own ELK stack to paying for a SaaS logging vendor. Eventually, I concluded that we should switch, and so we did - but not without encountering significant pushback and unexpected difficulties along the way. In this talk, I'll explain the criteria we started out with for switching, what we did during the evaluation period, and what I wish we had done instead. We'll cover actionable lessons such as how to evaluate security, the right way to ask for feedback, and what you might not have thought to ask about in a vendor trial.
How to watch TV at work and get away with it
Mathieu Frappier (https://www.linkedin.com/in/matfra/), Site Reliability Engineer at Yelp
We have close to 100 TVs in our office and we also run hundreds of microservices. What connects the two? Service owners need to have good visibility into the health of their services. We use SignalFX and Terraform to generate nice-looking, TV-ready dashboards to supplement our regular monitoring and alerting. This talk will cover our experience from monitoring our monolith to monitoring our services and how we build dashboards for them.
Doors open at 6:30pm. Catch up with other quantifiers over food and drinks. Talks start at 7:00pm and end at 8pm. Space is limited, please RSVP.
This event will be live-streamed at heavybit.com/live/ (http://www.heavybit.com/live/).