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Query Data API (Enterprise)

 

New

  

The Query Data API is now generally available to Honeycomb Enterprise customers.

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With this API, you can do things such as:

  • Visualize your data on custom dashboards
  • Analyze your data in an environment like Jupyter Notebooks to glean deep insights
  • Use observability data to automate your continuous delivery systems

To learn about this, check out the announcement blog post.

Secure Tenancy Release 1.10.1

 

New

  

A new version of Secure Tenancy is now available. This release includes bug fixes for:

Honeycomb Metrics

  • Histogram no longer applies StartTimeUnixNano to TimeUnixNano.
  • IsMonotonic is now included in Sum metrics.

Other

  • The RedirectURL configuration value is now used in all appropriate locations.
  • CommitHash includes version info again.

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

CONCURRENCY Visualization

 

New

 

 

The new CONCURRENCY visualization lets you figure out how many spans are active at any time. Available on any tracing dataset -- learn more at the docs page.

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Burn Alert Form Updates

 

Improvement

 

 

What's better than sending a burn alert to a single email or Slack channel? Sending it to multiple recipients via email or Slack. Burn alert configurations now accept multiple email or Slack recipients (including both channels and individual users).

Email

Now, an email can be selected from a dropdown list of team members:

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Or, a custom email address can be typed directly into the form, followed with Tab or Enter, to add it to the list of recipients.

Slack

Slack recipients can either be a channel name, starting with a #, or a user starting with @.

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Similar to the email input, a Slack address can be typed in to the box and hitting Tab or Enter will convert it into a recipient.

The "Create Burn Alert" form is accessible by selecting an SLO > "Configure Alerts" > edit a selecting alert or click "New Burn Alert"

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.