Here’s a short breakdown of MELT, which stands for metrics, events, logs, and traces. These are the four most basic data types used for network and system telemetry. There are other data types that are widely used and very useful in a robust observability solution, though I would argue some are just another form of one of these general data types.
These data types are used in system monitoring in general, but are very valuable in observability. Metrics, events, logs, and traces have most commonly been the cornerstone of application and system observability, but today they also form key components of the telelemtry used for network observability.Continue reading “A Breakdown of MELT for Observability”