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Profiles, the Missing Pillar: Continuous Profiling in Practice

With Continuous Profiling (CP) you capture resource usage (such as CPU, memory, I/O, etc.) over time, enabling you to pinpoint the (source) code that is slow or causes an issue. In recent times, CP has become mainstream and a number of open source projects such as Parca, Pyroscope, or CNCF Pixie are now available to benefit from CP in your own environment. We will have a look at the origins and the underlying motivation of CP and discuss cost and benefits of using CP in production. Finally, we will make the case that profiles are, in addition to logs, metrics, and traces, the missing pillar of observability.


Michael Hausenblas

Solution Engineering Lead @AWS

Michael is a Solution Engineering Lead and product owner in the AWS open source observability service team. He covers OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, and Grafana upstream and in managed services. Before Amazon, Michael worked at Red Hat, Mesosphere (now D2iQ), MapR (now part of HPE), and prior to that...

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Thursday May 12 / 10:00AM EDT (50 minutes)


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