Keynote: Identifying Hidden Dependencies (with Chaos Engineering and Telemetry)

You don’t need to write automation or deploy on Kubernetes to gain benefits from resilience engineering! Learn how Honeycomb improved the reliability of our Zookeeper, Kafka, and stateful storage systems through terminating nodes on purpose.

We’ll discuss the initial manual experiments we ran, the bugs in our automatic replacement tools we uncovered, and what steps we needed to progress towards continuously running the experiments. Today, no node at Honeycomb lives longer than 12 months, and we automatically recycle nodes every week.

Required audience experience

No specific experience required.

Objectives of the talk

This talk will introduce you to the basic concepts of chaos engineering and provide some insight into using it in production.

Location: Date: May 12, 2021 Time: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm Liz Fong-Jones, Honeycomb Liz Fong-Jones, Honeycomb