Observability has become one of the most important areas of your application and infrastructure landscape, and the market has an abundance of tools available that seem to do what you need. In reality, however, most products – especially leading open-source based products – were created to solve a single problem extremely well, and have added additional supporting functionality to become a more robust solution; but the non-core functionality is rarely best of breed. Examples of these are Prometheus and Grafana.
Building modern applications that provide flexibility and portability can present all kinds of management challenges across the entire IT landscape. Building modern applications with observability in mind can help streamline the entire software development life cycle by emphasizing transparency, portability, flexibility and data management from the very beginning.