Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

Logs (and how they hurt you)

Logs (and how they hurt you)

 25 April - 4:50 PM - 5:15 PM @ Ballroom E
Experience level: 
25 minutes conference
Business / Case Studies


"It's just a log, right?" How complicated could it be, how hard does it get? Basically the easiest thing in computer science, right? Wrong. Logs can impact your reliability, performance and quality of sleep in a million ways small and large. In this session we'll cover some of the lessons every engineer should know (and often learns the hard way), such as why good logging solutions are so expensive, why treating your logs as strings can be costly and dangerous, how logs can impact code efficiency and add/fix/change race conditions in your code. We'll also talk about trends in logging and what's next, like the drive for structured logging is all about and what comes next (eveskl


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Charity Majors

Cofounder/CEO, Honeycomb


CEO/cofounder of Honeycomb combines the raw accuracy of log aggregators, the speed of time series metrics, and the flexibility of APM (application performance metrics) to provide the world's first truly next-generation analytics service. Previously ran operations at Parse/Facebook, managing a massive fleet of MongoDB replica sets as well as Redis, Cassandra, and MySQL. Worked closely with the RocksDB team at Facebook to develop and roll out the world's first Mongo+Rocks deployment using the pluggable storage engine API.

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