However, the line between observability and monitoring is often blurry for development teams. In this post, we discuss monitoring, observability, and the relationship between the two.
Monitoring allows you to watch and understand your system’s state using a predefined set of metrics and logs.
Although monitoring may not make your system wholly immune to failure, it will provide a panoramic view of system behavior and performance in the wild, allowing you to see the impact of any failure and consequent fixes.
Tracing makes your observable system more effective and allows you to identify the root cause of an issue in a distributed system.