Dynamic Observability at Scale with Live Logger

Dana Kohut
Oct 13 · 5 min read

Today we’re delighted to welcome to the show Shahar Fogel, co-Founder and CEO of Rookout, a company that provides secure and fast data access by equipping engineering teams with solid solutions that allow them to understand their code and increase productivity, velocity, and efficiency.

In this interview episode, we talked about the advantages of Live Logger and Dynamic Observability tools for modern enterprises, the updates and tech announcements during the upcoming KubCon event, and innovations driven by customers’ needs.

Watch&Listen to the full episode here.

Shahar Fogel, Co-Founder&CEO at Rookout

I heard about a new product called ‘Live Logger’. Can you talk about why you built it?

I’ve seen Rookout talk a lot about “Dynamic Observability” recently. Can you tell our audience what this means and how it’s different from traditional Observability?

With Rookout’s Dynamic Observability, you don’t have to rewrite code or redeploy; with a click of a button, you can understand the context, get the data you need, all on the fly. You can remove logs or keep them running dynamically.

Most of our clients have existing observability solutions, but they also leverage the Rookout tools to complement and enable their applications to be dynamic and save tremendous amounts of time and effort in understanding and debugging production environments.

KubeCon is happening this month, and Kubernetes is a prevalent technology. Are Rookout customers using it?

Kubernetes gave enterprises many opportunities to be more agile, flexible, better support their customers. Unfortunately, these tools have been built mainly for DevOps while engineers kept working with the existing toolset, IDs and logs that are not enough for efficient application troubleshooting.

You have to understand the traces; which version is running on that machine? How is it behaving? How is it communicating between different Kubernetes pods? Understanding is the most significant chunk of usage and workout in these environments. Not only in Kubernetes production environments but also in pre-production and staging. To answer these questions and solve many dependencies, companies use Rookout in closer environments to understand faster, get the data with a click of a button and move on.

Do you have anything new that you are announcing at the event to help Kubernetes users?

The second announcement is the support of Golang, which is very significant for CNCF. Modern enterprises are increasingly developing cloud-native applications, and this language is being used more and more. We’ll release the supporting tool for Golang in the KubCon event, and hopefully, lots of engineers will gain much value from us.

How does the innovation look like at Rookout?

What challenges do you see in increasing Rookout product adoption?

What’s your unique value proposition in comparison to your competitors?

The second point is the big observability players. Today, we’re not competing with them, and we’re working collaboratively with App Dynamics, Data Dog, New Relic, and others in providing a solution with solid capabilities to their clients.

Shahar, this was such a great conversation! Thank you for the mission, the approach, and the customer-centricity!

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