Controlling Your Own Path to Observability
The Value of Independence
While the term “observability” has gained momentum over the past few years, elements of the practice of observability have been around for decades. Today, there are several tools for observability, including APM tools, log analytics, time series databases, SIEMs, Data Lakes, and UEBAs. These tools help development, operations, and security teams gain insights into the health of their infrastructure.
Independence with respect to observability means being able to choose the best tools and approaches. Challenges to this independence can come both externally and internally. Vendors, other teams, and budget concerns can restrict your choices and seek to control how you observe your systems. At the same time, different team goals within an organization have evolved to become more specific, making the need for independence more important.