Profiling is a type of MonitoringMonitoring
Monitoring is an integral part of running services in production. Without it, we are blind to what's going on, and thus unable to act according to our best interest.

Providing visibility is in the...
where we collect a lot of data for a short period of time, which we can use to debug an issue.

Profiling allows us to have all the events with most of the context for a limited period of time. It can generate a ridiculous amount of data so we only want to run it for a short amount of time to help us with a concrete issue.

tcpdump is a good example of profiling tool - you can turn it on to record network traffic based on a filter, but you can't just leave it on permanently, as you will run out of disk space pretty soon.

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