We are truly overjoyed to see all the excitement surrounding event marker support for Insights charts. While we knew it was important for our users, it’s extremely validating to see that the community values it so highly even relative to other features across our product suite.
In terms of priority for Insights, event markers are definitely on our near-term roadmap. There are a couple of other initiatives in front of it, but March Mayhem definitely lit a fire under our collective rears to start scoping the work and thinking seriously about how we might implement this.
Along those lines, I have an ask from all of you: help us to understand your needs better by answering some or all of these questions.
When you think about event markers on charts in Insights, are you thinking about things like deployment markers and alerts, or do you also include change events from Infrastructure in that list? Or is it all important?
If you had a NRQL chart showing activity for multiple apps – each of which has its own events – would you want to show markers for all of those apps on the chart, or would you want the option to show them on an app by app basis?
What kind of information do you want to get out of the event marker? What would you do next after you got that info?
Do you want bulk controls on event markers for dashboards – in other words, an option to “show all markers” across all the widgets on a dashboard – in addition to per-widget controls?
Please feel free to provide any other feedback that you think might be relevant to our understanding of the community need. Thanks in advance for your engagement and participation! We learn a ton from this forum and its members, and it has a real impact on how we think about building the right stuff.