Observability terms and concepts you need to know
Welcome to the ELI5 Observability Glossary! Wether you're new to observability or a seasoned DevOps engineer, you occasionally come accross observability concepts and terms that leave you puzzled: "what does this even mean?".
We've all been there.
Observability is full of expressions that we need to understand to effectively communicate, from common terms like "distributed tracing" to concepts like "cardinality" and "dimensionality".
We believe that by breaking down the technical jargon, we can make observability more accessible and understandable for everyone. This glossary explains every concept "like I'm 5".
Now that we've covered the fundamentals of observability, it's time to put your knowledge to work to improve the reliability of your applications.
If you're just getting started with observability or a seasoned veteran, lean on this glossary when instrumenting your app, communicating with your team, or selecting an observability provider.
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