Observability is the practice of monitoring your system in a manner where you can detect and diagnose issues as they happen. This means having visibility into all aspects of the system in order to identify issues and correct them in near-real-time. The goal of observability is to make it easy to detect and diagnose issues as they happen so that corrective action can be taken quickly and efficiently.
Observability: Definition, Capabilities, & Use Case
Observability is the ability to provide system visibility and measure the system‘s current health with the use of metrics, logs, and traces.
Observability gives the team insight to better understand the system, reduce and eliminate downtime, and proactively maintain system pipelines. Observability is the answer to identifying and solving almost unseen system issues.
In simple words, observability tracks, monitors, and troubleshoot system bugs and issues to minimize backlash, and prevent those issues from happening in the future.
There are three types of data that are used in observability: metrics, logs, and traces. Metrics are numerical values that are used to track system performance over time. They can be used to track anything from system response times to the number of errors that occur in a system.
Logs are textual records of events that have occurred in a system. They can be used to track anything from system start–up and shutdown times to the details of individual transactions.
Traces are a detailed record of the path that a request takes as it flows through a system. They can be used to track the performance of individual requests and identify bottlenecks in a system.
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Metrics, Logs, And Traces
With Metrics, Logs, and Traces functionality in observability is the perfect you can monitor the performance of your system by collecting, storing, and analyzing data in real time. This allows you to identify and diagnose problems in your system as they happen, so you can fix them before they cause outages or degrade performance. Observability is a must-have for any system that needs to be reliable and performant.