Honeycomb Announces Support for AWS for Games
March 29, 2022
Share this

Honeycomb announced support for the AWS for Games initiative from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Being selected as a launch partner for AWS for Games is a testament to how both Honeycomb and AWS can enable game companies to move faster, and build better, more performant services so they can deliver better player experiences.

One of the earliest adopters of observability tools were gaming companies because of the profoundly complex and distributed systems. Honeycomb makes these modern systems easier to observe because their datastore and query engine are purpose-built to detect patterns across billions of requests in under three seconds, even with highly unique and granular data where problems lurk behind any arbitrary combination of attributes. This unique advantage gives game developers fast feedback loops to understand how their code operates in the chaotic real world of production. In addition, with Honeycomb instrumentation on AWS, teams can validate how new features perform in real time. This is because Honeycomb's purpose-built datastore and query engine ingest high-cardinality and high-dimensionality data, so teams can drill down to individual player experiences with distributed tracing and advanced metrics.

In addition to using Honeycomb with AWS technology services, AWS Enterprise Support services like Infrastructure Event Management (IEM), is also a great time to implement observability with Honeycomb. This ensures your LiveOps, TechOps, and game teams, etc., have the complete picture of how your players are experiencing your services in real time, even during your biggest launches of the year.

“Honeycomb was actually built and designed by former game developers, so we personally understand the frustrations of not having the right insights at hand when something is going wrong in these deeply complex game systems,” said Liz Fong-Jones, Principal Developer Advocate at Honeycomb. “By using Honeycomb on AWS, teams get real-time observability, so they’re able to understand production—without having to comb through raw server logs and uploaded client crashes manually. This is truly a game-changer for developer teams used to managing chaotic releases and solving last-minute perplexing bug challenges.

AWS for Games is an initiative featuring services and solutions from AWS and AWS Partners, built specifically for games customers. The initiative makes it easier for game developers, publishers, and platforms to select the right tools and partners to build, run, and grow their games. For customers looking to accelerate deployments with solution-specific support, AWS for Games also identifies dedicated AWS Game Tech industry specialists, AWS services, and leading AWS Partners in each solution area.

"Honeycomb is a trusted solution for games customers today," said Rob Schoeppe, Head, Game Tech Solutions/BD at AWS Game Tech. "The work between Honeycomb and AWS for Games gives developers more solutions to use, so teams can focus more on creating fun player experiences.”

Share this

The Latest

September 30, 2022

For businesses with vast and distributed computing infrastructures, one of the main objectives of IT and network operations is to locate the cause of a service condition that is having an impact. The more human resources are put into the task of gathering, processing, and finally visual monitoring the massive volumes of event and log data that serve as the main source of symptomatic indications for emerging crises, the closer the service is to the company's source of revenue ...

September 29, 2022

Our digital economy is intolerant of downtime. But consumers haven't just come to expect always-on digital apps and services. They also expect continuous innovation, new functionality and lightening fast response times. Organizations have taken note, investing heavily in teams and tools that supposedly increase uptime and free resources for innovation. But leaders have not realized this "throw money at the problem" approach to monitoring is burning through resources without much improvement in availability outcomes ...

September 28, 2022

Although 83% of businesses are concerned about a recession in 2023, B2B tech marketers can look forward to growth — 51% of organizations plan to increase IT budgets in 2023 vs. a narrow 6% that plan to reduce their spend, according to the 2023 State of IT report from Spiceworks Ziff Davis ...

September 27, 2022

Users have high expectations around applications — quick loading times, look and feel visually advanced, with feature-rich content, video streaming, and multimedia capabilities — all of these devour network bandwidth. With millions of users accessing applications and mobile apps from multiple devices, most companies today generate seemingly unmanageable volumes of data and traffic on their networks ...

September 26, 2022

In Italy, it is customary to treat wine as part of the meal ... Too often, testing is treated with the same reverence as the post-meal task of loading the dishwasher, when it should be treated like an elegant wine pairing ...

September 23, 2022

In order to properly sort through all monitoring noise and identify true problems, their causes, and to prioritize them for response by the IT team, they have created and built a revolutionary new system using a meta-cognitive model ...

September 22, 2022

As we shift further into a digital-first world, where having a reliable online experience becomes more essential, Site Reliability Engineers remain in-demand among organizations of all sizes ... This diverse set of skills and values can be difficult to interview for. In this blog, we'll get you started with some example questions and processes to find your ideal SRE ...

September 21, 2022

US government agencies are bringing more of their employees back into the office and implementing hybrid work schedules, but federal workers are worried that their agencies' IT architectures aren't built to handle the "new normal." They fear that the reactive, manual methods used by the current systems in dealing with user, IT architecture and application problems will degrade the user experience and negatively affect productivity. In fact, according to a recent survey, many federal employees are concerned that they won't work as effectively back in the office as they did at home ...

September 20, 2022

Users today expect a seamless, uninterrupted experience when interacting with their web and mobile apps. Their expectations have continued to grow in tandem with their appetite for new features and consistent updates. Mobile apps have responded by increasing their release cadence by up to 40%, releasing a new full version of their app every 4-5 days, as determined in this year's SmartBear State of Software Quality | Application Stability Index report ...

September 19, 2022

In this second part of the blog series, we look at how adopting AIOps capabilities can drive business value for an organization ...