Config Management Camp 2024 Ghent

Observability? It's a Data Analytics Problem, You Fool!
2024-02-05, 16:45–17:10, B.3.039

We all know logs, metrics and traces, the “three pillars of observability”. We’ve been told that by collecting them we’d gain observability into our systems, right? WRONG!

Observability is NOT logs+metrics+traces. You can diligently collect these signals and still find yourself without the required observability to detect and root-cause during a major outage or incident. Even expanding to four, six or more ''pillars'' doesn’t help. We need a paradigm shift. Observability is actually a data analytics problem.

In this inspiring and thought provoking talk, Horovits will introduce the data analytics approach, together with practical measures that will guide you in gaining real observability into your system and in getting the insights you need, when you need them. Horovits will also challenge the “holy pillar trinity” and look into additional observability data you may not have considered, and other conventions you've grown used to.

Horovits lives at the intersection of technology, product and innovation. With over 20 years in the hi-tech industry as a software developer, a solutions architect and a product manager, he brings a wealth of knowledge in cloud and cloud-native solutions, DevOps practices and more.

Horovits is an international speaker and thought leader, as well as an Ambassador of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Horovits is an avid advocate of open source and communities, an organizer of the CNCF Tel-Aviv meetup group and of Kubernetes Community Days and DevOpsDays local events, a podcaster at OpenObservability Talks, and a blogger, among others.

Currently working as the principal developer advocate at, Horovits evangelizes on Observability in IT systems using popular open source projects such as Prometheus, OpenSearch, Jaeger and OpenTelemetry.

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