Use Honeycomb to learn and explore your AWS data.
Use the Raw Data tab to orient on fields within your logs and metrics data. Explore your data further with Query Builder. For AWS logs and metrics, try some techniques listed below and explore associated resources.
BubbleUp allows you to examine what a subset of logs might have in common.
Using structured MySQL slow query logs as an example, BubbleUp can help to discover specific queries that are running slower than expected.
Below, we created a query that visualizes a heatmap on
query_time, or VISUALIZE
BubbleUp allows us to draw a box around logs that have a longer duration than preferred.
Then, view the BubbleUp charts below the heatmap. Look at which attributes that the logs inside our selected box (in yellow) have in common.
Now we see that each of those logs was the same
DELETE query in the
normalized_query field, we can see the exact shape of the query we need to go optimize.
Unstructured logs are received by Honeycomb as events with a verbose
All unstructured log data is contained within this single attribute, which can make it hard to query.
Using Derived Columns on this attribute can improve the experience and make the logs more useful.
Use derived columns to parse meaningful information out of the unstructured
When creating a derived column, leverage the
REG_VALUE operation when parsing.
While this experience is better with structured logs, we recommend this as a workaround for unstructured logs.
To learn more about querying metrics and correlating metrics with other datasets, refer to our Metrics Overview.
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