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Graviton2: How Honeycomb Reduced Infra Spend by 40% on Its Highest-Volume Service

Shelby Spees
Developer Advocate @ Honeycomb.io

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How did Honeycomb have the confidence to migrate to a more efficient processor architecture, resulting in a 40% reduction in AWS spend on their backend ingest service? In this talk, Developer Advocate Shelby Spees explores how Honeycomb’s platform engineering measured the risk and ROI of moving their high-traffic ingest workloads to the new ARM-based Graviton2 processor architecture. Learn how high-cardinality observability data supported performing side-by-side comparisons of the same workloads on different processor architectures, and how to gain similar insights into your own infrastructure.

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