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Monitoring Akka.NET Systems with Datadog

If you know me you know that if I can't monitor something in Datadog it may as well not exist, so as I'm starting to roll out some Akka.NET systems naturally I needed to get some observability in there. There is already some basic StatsD support that ships in the core Akka.Monitoring packages, but that fell a little short of what I wanted. Namely, if your actor system is named mysystem and your actor…

Exposing ADO.NET Performance Counters through Datadog

There are a number of useful performance counters exposed for System.Data.SqlClient that can provide some nice insight into what's going on under the hood of your applications. Today I found myself monitoring the NumberOfReclaimedConnections counter to track down some connections that weren't being properly disposed. It's certainly not ideal to need to log into the servers to monitor this, so I went off looking for how to expose this through our Datadog dashboards. On…

Querying Datadog Graphs from Hubot

As part of my continued mission to add instrumentation and monitoring into basically everything, Datadog is a tool that I've come to really love. In addition to the built-in metrics it can record, such as things like CPU usage, the real power comes in being able to easily define your own metrics and create meaningful visualizations of the true running state of your systems. At Olo we run a Hubot instance that connects to our Slack…