Don’t Fly Blind: Logging and Metrics in Microservice Architectures

microXchg 2016 – The Microservices Conference

05. February 2016 | -

While many organizations are keen on breaking up their monolithic applications and establishing microservice architectures, only few of them truly appreciate the impact on runtime information like log data and metrics. But without it you are almost blind in production. And without correlating events from different sources it becomes very difficult to make sense of your metrics and to draw accurate conclusions. If you want to break monoliths into a variety of distributed services, standard approaches are no longer sufficient. In this session, we will show the conceptual foundation and best-of-breed tooling for a monitoring solution of a decentralized and distributed application landscape.

The video recording of this talk can be found at

Kalkscheune, Berlin
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Alexander Heusingfeld is a senior consultant for software architecture and engineering at innoQ in Germany. As a consultant, software architect and developer he supports customers with his long-term knowings of Java and JVM-based systems. Most often he is involved in the design, evaluation and implementation of architectures for modern web-applications and microservices in software modernization projects. His current focus is on team organization and software evolution.

He loves to contribute to OpenSource projects, speaks at IT conferences and Java User Groups and occasionally blogs at

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Tammo van Lessen is a Principal Consultant with innoQ. He is an elected member of the Apache Software Foundation and PMC chair of Apache ODE. He co-authored a German book on WS-BPEL and was a member of OMG’s BPMN 2.0 Finalization Task Force. He published several academic and non-academic articles on Web services & business process execution and has a weakness for rightsized software architectures, DevOps and modern monitoring tooling. He is a regular speaker on national and international conferences.

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