Putting Services First:
A New Scorecard for Observability

Technical Guide

Microservices allow us to achieve higher velocity and team independence, but at the cost of limited visibility into service health and dependencies.

When things break — and they will — we can't expect to find a solution by guessing-and-checking across the entire system. Or rely on raw telemetry data (metrics, logs, and traces) to guide our hypotheses and investigations. 

Enter: A New Scorecard for Observability 

In this guide, you'll learn:

  • Why the “Three Pillars of Observability” fail to address the observability needs of modern systems
  • How APM broke microservices
  • What you can do to better develop, understand, and operate your distributed system
Ben Sigelman, CEO and Co-Founder