The Observability Blog

Managing Observability Pipeline Chaos and the Bottomline

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by Logan Runyan on
January 31, 2023

Observability pipelines solve some critical problems IT is facing today: the cloud environment has generated an unprecedented amount of data in recent years; enterprises now have multiple SaaS/cloud-based applications running; it’s becoming tough to know which of this massive volume of data needs to be processed for analysis vs. stored (often for regulatory reasons) cheaply; […]

Configuring OpenTelemetry Agents to Enrich Data and Reduce Observability Costs

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by Paul Stefanski on
December 20, 2022

BindPlane OP is a powerful, open source tool that makes it easy to build and manage telemetry pipelines to ship data from IT environments of any kind and size to any analysis tool or storage destination. BindPlane OP installs and configures OpenTelemetry agents, which support a wide variety of sources and can be configured to […]

Intellyx Digital Innovator Award 2022

observIQ awarded Fall 2022 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award

by observIQ Media on
November 21, 2022

We talk to a lot of the top research firms about our business and the evolving space of observability so we are honored to be awarded the Fall 2022 Intellyx Digital Innovator Award. Intellyx focuses on enterprise digital transformation and the leading edge innovators helping to drive change in the enterprise IT marketplace. They give […]

Reduce Data Costs: Log Sampling with OpenTelemetry and BindPlane OP

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by Joe Howell on
November 15, 2022

Redundant logs are a common nuisance in observability pipelines of all kinds. In large environments, excess logs can multiply data costs to unsustainable amounts. Log sampling is the process of randomly sampling logs to produce the same valuable insight with dramatically reduced data flow.  Configuring agents in a pipeline to appropriately sample logs can be […]

How to Monitor SNMP with OpenTelemetry

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by Paul Stefanski on
November 10, 2022

With observIQ’s latest contributions to OpenTelemetry, you can now use free open source tools to easily aggregate data across your entire infrastructure to any or multiple analysis tools. The easiest way to use the latest OpenTelemetry tools is with observIQ’s distribution of the OpenTelemetry collector. You can find it here.  In this blog, we cover […]

observIQ Announces Enterprise Edition of Open Source Observability Pipeline BindPlane OP

by observIQ Media on
November 3, 2022

Grand Rapids, MI (November 3, 2022) – Continuing its commitment to open source observability, observIQ announces the enterprise edition of BindPlane OP. BindPlane OP provides the ability to control observability costs and simplify the management of telemetry agents at scale while avoiding vendor lock-in. BindPlane OP Enterprise adds 24/7 support, direct access to the BindPlane […]

BindPlane OP Enterprise Reaches GA

by observIQ Media on
November 3, 2022

Today we’re excited to announce that BindPlane OP Enterprise is now generally available. With single-sign-on support for LDAP/AD authentication and 24/7 customer support from one of the largest contributors to OpenTelemetry, BindPlane OP is now ready for your enterprise environment.  We introduced BindPlane OP in June with the mission to build an open source observability […]

Ship AWS Cloudwatch Logs to Any Destination with OpenTelemetry

by Keith Schmitt on
October 20, 2022

With observIQ’s latest contributions to OpenTelemetry, you can now use free open source tools to easily aggregate logs across your entire infrastructure to any or multiple analysis tools. The easiest way to use the latest OpenTelemetry tools is with observIQ’s distribution of the OpenTelemetry collector. You can find it here.  In this blog, we cover […]

How to Enrich Logs and Metrics with OpenTelemetry Using BindPlane OP

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by Paul Stefanski on
October 17, 2022

Data enrichment is the process of adding additional context or attributes to telemetry data at the source that increases its value during analysis. OpenTelemetry, a collaborative open source telemetry project with the largest organizations in the observability space, can be configured to enrich logs and metrics from dozens of sources. This blog will show you […]

BindPlane OP Enterprise Beta Announcement

by observIQ Media on
October 5, 2022

Since introducing BindPlane OP earlier this year, we’ve received a lot of feedback asking for the enterprise features you require to deploy in production. With functionality like SSO, RBAC, and Audit reporting all surfacing to the top of that list.  Today we’re launching BindPlane OP Enterprise in beta, which introduces support for LDAP and AD […]