Honeycomb changelog
Honeycomb changelog
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All Dataset definitions support Derived Columns

 

Improvement

 

 

Do you want more flexibility in your Dataset definitions? It’s now possible to include as many Derived Columns as you’d like in your definitions.

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Navigate to Dataset > Schema to define your Derived Column. Then navigate to Dataset > Definitions to associate that value with a field.

Marker filtering

 

New

 

 

Are your Honeycomb graphs sometimes cluttered with markers? Having trouble finding the marker for a specific deploy or incident? Now you can filter the markers displayed in your graph by marker type or search by name.

To use this new feature, click "Graph Settings" then "Filter Markers" to see the filter form. You can also pull up the form via keyboard shortcut by typing the l key.

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Secure Tenancy Release 1.10.0

 

New

 

 

A new version of Secure Tenancy is now available, including support for OTLP Metrics and Query Data API.

This release includes:

  • Honeycomb Metrics over OTLP - Check out our previous changelog for more information or refer to our Metrics docs.
  • Query Data API - Programmatically access your data via the API so that you can integrate with internal workflows and applications. For more information, check out our docs.
  • Additional Derived Column Operators
    • MOD - Returns the remainder of the two provided arguments
    • INGEST_TIMESTAMP - Returns the timestamp indicating when Honeycomb’s servers received the event
  • OTLP Tracing now supports Span Links and Span Events

If you are a Secure Tenancy customer, to access the new version of Secure Tenancy:

  1. Log into Honeycomb
  2. Go to Team Settings and click on the Secure Tenancy tab
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page - the new releases are listed there

Please contact support@honeycomb.io if you have any questions

😮📣🎤 Emoji support! ✨👾

 

Improvement

 

 

It's time to step up your emoji game. As of now you can use emoji across all of Honeycomb! 😎

Whether you’re using 💥 markers, 🍔 boards, 🍕 comments, you can express yourself in Honeycomb like never before!

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Enhanced usage reporting (Enterprise)

 

New

 

 

Customers have asked for access to more detailed, long-range data about how they use Honeycomb. Enhanced Reporting now provides detailed, interactive usage reports and visibility for the entire team. This feature is available to Enterprise teams.

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Navigate to Team Settings > Enhanced Reporting to view:

  • 12 months of event ingest history by day, week, month, or quarter;
  • Ingest history segmented by event type: wide events, metric events, rate limited events, and errored events;
  • Ingest history segmented by dataset and team;
  • Usage statistics, such as monthly active users, top users, top-used datasets, and usage of Honeycomb features; and
  • Additional information about your Enterprise contract.

These reports are powered by Mode Analytics, ✨a Honeycomb customer! ✨.

Honeycomb Metrics (Enterprise)

 

New

 

 

Metrics is now generally available in Honeycomb to Enterprise customers! Use metrics to visualize your systems alongside the events you use to understand applications. Explore and visualize metrics and traces in the same interface, using the same Query Builder, to quickly gain insight into fruitful paths of inquiry.

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Send, query, and visualize metric data formatted in OTLP version 0.9.0 over gRPC, including:

Everything you need, all in one place, using a workflow you already know. Read more about why we built Honeycomb Metrics.

Support for OTLP over HTTP

 

New

 

 

Honeycomb's direct data ingest endpoints and refinery now support OTLP data over HTTP+protobuf.

Combined with OTLP over gRPC, this means you can send us trace data with any OpenTelemetry SDK without a need for a Honeycomb exporter component.

Secure Tenancy support for OTLP over HTTP+protobuf is on the near-term roadmap.

Check out Honeycomb is all-in on OpenTelemetry to learn more about our support for OpenTelemetry now and in the future!

Two new derived column functions

 

New

 

 

The new FORMAT_TIME() function allows you to format a numeric Unix timestamp as a string, using a strftime-compatible format specifier. You can use this to extract specific values from the event time or other timestamp field, for example:

# Returns UTC weekday of the event, e.g. "Friday".
FORMAT_TIME("%A", EVENT_TIMESTAMP())

The new MOD() function computes the remainder of division of two numbers. This is similar to the modulo % operator in most computing languages.

Secure Tenancy Release 1.9.1

 

New

 

 

A new version of Secure Tenancy is available.

This release includes:

  • Support for OTLP tracing over gRPC
  • Extended configuration support for use behind ingress and egress proxies

For more information on configuring these options, please reference the honeycomb.yml.example configuration file.

If you are a Secure Tenancy customer, to access the new version of Secure Tenancy:

  1. Log into Honeycomb
  2. Go to Team Settings and click on the Secure Tenancy tab
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page - the new releases are listed there

Please contact support@honeycomb.io if you have any questions

Secure Tenancy Release 1.8.4

 

New

 

 

A new version of Secure Tenancy is available.

This release includes:

  • A critical security patch that affects customers with Secure Tenancy 1.8.x. Customers on a previous version of Secure Tenancy (<= 1.7.0) are unaffected.
  • The migrate tool for backwards compatibility.

If you are a Secure Tenancy customer, to access the new version of Secure Tenancy:

  1. Log into Honeycomb
  2. Go to Team Settings and click on the Secure Tenancy tab
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page - the new releases are listed there

Please contact support@honeycomb.io if you have any questions