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Monitoring vs Observability
ABSTRACT
 
In this whitepaper, we’ll walk you through the differences and similarities in monitoring and observability, how to build an observable sytem, tools for observability and more.
A combination of monitoring and testing has been used to handle predictable failures, but they are less effective with unpredictable failures. This is where observability comes into play. Observability has its roots in control theory, which addresses how well you can infer the internal state of a system by looking at its output.Since observability is still pretty new, the line between observability and monitoring seems blurry for development teams. In this whitepaper, we shed light on observability and monitoring and provide insights into some of the tools you can use to achieve observability.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
The difference between observability and monitoring
How to build an observable system
Observability as the superset of monitoring
Which tools you will need for observability