Software Telemetry: Reliable logging and monitoring

English | 2021 | ISBN: 161729814X | 539 Pages | EPUB | 3 MB

Software Telemetry shows you how to efficiently collect, store, and analyze system and application log data so you can monitor and improve your systems.

In Software Telemetry you will learn how to:

Manage toxic telemetry and confidential records

Master multi-tenant techniques and transformation processes

Update to improve the statistical validity of your metrics and dashboards

Make software telemetry emissions easier to parse

Build easily-auditable logging systems

Prevent and handle accidental data leaks

Maintain processes for legal compliance

Justify increased spend on telemetry software

Software Telemetry teaches you best practices for operating and updating telemetry systems. These vital systems trace, log, and monitor infrastructure by observing and analyzing the events generated by the system. This practical guide is filled with techniques you can apply to any size of organization, with troubleshooting techniques for every eventuality, and methods to ensure your compliance with standards like GDPR.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the technology

Take advantage of the data generated by your IT infrastructure! Telemetry systems provide feedback on what’s happening inside your data center and applications, so you can efficiently monitor, maintain, and audit them. This practical book guides you through instrumenting your systems, setting up centralized logging, doing distributed tracing, and other invaluable telemetry techniques.

About the book

Manage the pillars of observability-logs, metrics, and traces-in an end-to-end telemetry system that integrates with your existing infrastructure. You’ll discover how software telemetry benefits both small startups and legacy enterprises. And at a when data audits are increasingly common, you’ll appreciate the thorough coverage of legal compliance processes, so there’s no reason to panic when a discovery request arrives.

What’s inside

Multi-tenant techniques and transformation processes

Toxic telemetry and confidential records

Updates to improve the statistical validity of your metrics and dashboards

Revisions that make software telemetry emissions easier to parse

About the reader

For software developers and infrastructure eeers supporting and building telemetry systems.

About the author

Jamie Riedesel is a staff eeer at Dropbox with over twenty years of experience in IT.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction


2 The ting stage: Creating and submitting telemetry

3 The Shipping stage: Moving and storing telemetry

4 The Shipping stage: Unifying diverse telemetry formats

5 The Presentation stage: Displaying telemetry

6 Marking up and enriching telemetry

7 Handling multitenancy


8 Growing cloud-based startup

9 Nonsoftware business

10 Long-established business IT


11 Optimizing for regular expressions at scale

12 Standardized logging and event formats

13 Using more nonfile ting techniques

14 Managing cardinality in telemetry

15 Ensuring telemetry integrity

16 Redacting and reprocessing telemetry

17 Building policies for telemetry retention and aggregation

18 Surviving legal processes

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