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What’s New at observIQ

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by Paul Stefanski on
January 27, 2022

You may have noticed a few changes around here. If you explore our new website, you’ll notice new products, expansions to our open source libraries, significant contributions to our favorite open source project, OpenTelemetry, and new integrations with Google Cloud. You might just think we’re taking “new year new me” a little too seriously, but in fact we’ve been planning some of these changes for a long time. It all stems from our firm belief in open source technology. Open source projects allow the brightest minds across an industry to collaborate in ways that improve the entire industry, while leaving competition to the unique applications of that technology. When done right, it’s a win-win for everyone – especially users. 

We are in a fortunate position to be able to share observIQ’s technology freely. In our case, this means making as much as we possibly can openly available to the world, contributing everything relevant to OpenTelemetry, and offering as much support for it as we can. Of course, our cloud platform is still available with all of our latest tech fully integrated, and we are now integrated with Google Cloud as well. Read on for deeper details on what we’re up to.

Stanza is a fully equipped, powerful, and efficient logging agent. It’s the same logging agent from our cloud platform and the OpenTelemetry project. We’ve made it fully available on Github, so you can use it however you want, for free. You can check out the Stanza page for information and resources on Stanza’s capabilities, use cases, comparisons to other agents, and how to install it on your own infrastructure. Let us know about your use cases and any ideas you have for expanding the agent.

Bindplane was developed by obervIQ under our old moniker, Blue Medora. Bindplane is a state of the art metrics technology with over 150 easy integrations. You can access Bindplane through Google Cloud Platform, or as a standalone metrics service. Visit our Bindplane page to learn more.

It’s no secret that we love OpenTelemetry. For us, contributing to OpenTelemetry is about more than just advancing observability technology. It’s about committing to a philosophy that the best innovations come from open collaboration. The monitoring needs of the world are intense and growing daily. OpenTelemetry is the project that allows monitoring industry leaders to collaborate on advancing the technology while still competing in how that technology is delivered to users. In the past few months, we’ve expanded our commitment and contributions to OpenTelemetry, and we’re really inspired by everyone who is doing the same. It really is an open source project unlike any other.

You can use OpenTelemetry today by visiting the OTEL Github. You can learn more about OpenTelemetry on their website or docs, and learn more about our contributions and contributors on our OpenTelemetry page.

observIQ’s Cloud Platform is a full service log management solution that utilizes the full power of our cloud monitoring technology. It’s more powerful, more versatile, easier to install, and more affordable than competing log management platforms. You can try it free, and it’s always free under 3GB of data per day. Visit our Cloud Platform page to learn more.

Careers

If you like our technology, vision, and approach to open source, come join our team! With big changes comes big job openings! We’re filling technical and non-technical roles. You can check out openings on our careers page and apply by clicking the link to any opening that looks interesting to you. We look forward to bringing you on board!

More To Come

observIQ is just getting started. There is more to come. Check our blog for updates, as well as news, guides, and opinions on the latest in observability. We’re releasing new integrations, optimizations, and updates every week. So long, and stay observant.