Software Telemetry

by Jamie Riedesel (Author)
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Software Telemetry shows you how to efficiently collect, store, and analyze system and application log data so you can monitor and improve your systems.

Summary
In Software Telemetry you will learn how to:

    Manage toxic telemetry and confidential records
    Master multi-tenant techniques and transformation processes
    Update to improve the statistical validity of your metrics and dashboards
    Make software telemetry emissions easier to parse
    Build easily-auditable logging systems
    Prevent and handle accidental data leaks
    Maintain processes for legal compliance
    Justify increased spend on telemetry software

Software Telemetry teaches you best practices for operating and updating telemetry systems. These vital systems trace, log, and monitor infrastructure by observing and analyzing the events generated by the system. This practical guide is filled with techniques you can apply to any size of organization, with troubleshooting techniques for every eventuality, and methods to ensure your compliance with standards like GDPR.

About the technology
Take advantage of the data generated by your IT infrastructure! Telemetry systems provide feedback on what’s happening inside your data center and applications, so you can efficiently monitor, maintain, and audit them. This practical book guides you through instrumenting your systems, setting up centralized logging, doing distributed tracing, and other invaluable telemetry techniques.

About the book
Software Telemetry shows you how to efficiently collect, store, and analyze system and application log data so you can monitor and improve your systems. Manage the pillars of observability—logs, metrics, and traces—in an end-to-end telemetry system that integrates with your existing infrastructure. You’ll discover how software telemetry benefits both small startups and legacy enterprises. And at a time when data audits are increasingly common, you’ll appreciate the thorough coverage of legal compliance processes, so there’s no reason to panic when a discovery request arrives.

What's inside

    Multi-tenant techniques and transformation processes
    Toxic telemetry and confidential records
    Updates to improve the statistical validity of your metrics and dashboards
    Revisions that make software telemetry emissions easier to parse

About the reader
For software developers and infrastructure engineers supporting and building telemetry systems.

About the author
Jamie Riedesel is a staff engineer at Dropbox with over twenty years of experience in IT.

Table of Contents
1 Introduction
PART 1 TELEMETRY SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
2 The Emitting stage: Creating and submitting telemetry
3 The Shipping stage: Moving and storing telemetry
4 The Shipping stage: Unifying diverse telemetry formats
5 The Presentation stage: Displaying telemetry
6 Marking up and enriching telemetry
7 Handling multitenancy
PART 2 USE CASES REVISITED: APPLYING ARCHITECTURE CONCEPTS
8 Growing cloud-based startup
9 Nonsoftware business
10 Long-established business IT
PART 3 TECHNIQUES FOR HANDLING TELEMETRY
11 Optimizing for regular expressions at scale
12 Standardized logging and event formats
13 Using more nonfile emitting techniques
14 Managing cardinality in telemetry
15 Ensuring telemetry integrity
16 Redacting and reprocessing telemetry
17 Building policies for telemetry retention and aggregation
18 Surviving legal processes

Publication date
September 21, 2021
Publisher
Page count
560
ISBN
9781638356479
Paper ISBN
9781617298141
File size
19 MB