Observability? It's a Data Analytics Problem, You Fool!

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, the speaker 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. He 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.



Dotan Horovits


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