Honeycomb changelog
Honeycomb changelog

Preview new Environments and Services functionality in Honeycomb!




Starting today, if you create a new team in Honeycomb, you’ll have a new way to organize and query data in Honeycomb with constructs for Environments and Services. Worry less about how to structure and segment your data, and easily query across entire environments or within a specific service.


When can I migrate my current team? What is Honeycomb Classic?

Existing teams in Honeycomb are now part of the Honeycomb Classic experience that utilizes the datasets-only structure. A migration process to move Classic datasets into Environments is under development. Existing teams can create a new team to try out the new features. Read more about Honeycomb Classic in our docs.

New features optimized for the new Honeycomb

  • Environments represent instances of your distributed systems or groups of related datasets in Honeycomb. Create any number of environments in Honeycomb and navigate across these instances using the new Environment selector in the navigation menu. Read more about Environments in our Best Practices Guide.
  • API Keys are scoped to a specific environment.
  • Service Datasets organize distributed traces. If you are using OpenTelemetry or our Beelines, Service Datasets will automatically be created for each configured service. Read more about how Honeycomb defines services here.
  • Query across multiple datasets in Query Builder. Query Builder now includes a way to run a query across an entire environment via the All datasets in <environment_name> or a specific dataset with the Dataset Switcher.
  • Charts in the Home Page have been updated to provide better glimpses into your Service Datasets. Read more about these updates in docs.
  • Markers can now define a moment in time across an entire environment or specific datasets. Both types are markers can be viewed in dataset or environment queries with the Filter Markers feature.

How can I tell what team type I have?

You can check your team type by going to left sidenav and selecting Account -> My Account -> Your Teams. This will list all teams associated to your account and the team type.