Observability Explained

5 min readNov 3, 2022

Observability is a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred from knowledge of its external outputs.

- Wikipedia

Considering you have a question about the system, you take a peek at the data you collected previously, and you should be able to get the answer by playing around with the data. That is observability.

Failure of a computer you didn’t even know existed can render your own computer unusable.
- Leslie Lamport