You've heard the analogy: changing a tire while the car is moving. And you've probably seen video of the acrobatic stunt driving necessary to make that kind of operation possible. Hot swapping production services reliably might seem like high-performance engineering stunt acrobatics but, in practice, anyone can do it safely and reliably with Honeycomb.
The Mode Analytics backend team is updating different services in their stack by hot swapping them in production. By sending production traffic to both an old and new service at the same time, they can use Honeycomb to identify tiny deviations, introduce proactive fixes, and validate functionality without impacting users. With Honeycomb, the team knows exactly which work to prioritize at every step along the way to ensure a smooth transition in a setting where production traffic never stops.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
- Create a migration validation strategy with feature flags, error reporting, and observability
- Use OpenTelemetry to provide any custom insights you need
- Break down complex service migrations into manageable milestones with Honeycomb