Tracing

sumologic

Queryless vs. Query-less. Faster Insights and Better Observer Experience with Span Analytics

In one of my previous blogs I explained how important it is for a modern observability platform to provide “the observers” full, flexible access to all raw telemetry. Observability’s promise to find unknown unknowns relied directly on the ability of fast, powerful and multidimensional high-cardinality analysis of raw data, to uncover previously unknown patterns that have not yet been visualized as a metric, dashboard panel or an alert or anomaly event.

Observability at Microsoft: Blue Screen of Death to OpenTelemetry

Ted Young discusses OpenTelemetry at Microsoft with Reiley Yang. Reiley is a Principal Software Engineering Manager at Microsoft and a core contributor to OpenTelemetry. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
operations

The Ops Agent is now GA and it leverages OpenTelemetry

Running and troubleshooting production services requires deep visibility into your applications and infrastructure. While basic logs and metrics are available out of the box with Google Cloud Compute Engine (GCE), capturing advanced data used to require the installation of both a metrics agent and a logging agent.

instana

Improve Query Performance with Clickhouse Data Skipping Index

At Instana, we process and store every single call collected by Instana tracers with no sampling over the last 7 days. Instana’s Unbounded Analytics feature allows filtering and grouping calls by arbitrary tags to gain insights into the unsampled, high-cardinality tracing data. We are able to provide 100% accurate metrics such as call count, latency percentiles or error rate, and display the detail of every single call.

epsagon

Epsagon's Browser Tracing: Correlate Frontend and Backend Microservices

Monitoring digital user experiences is a critical part of an observability solution. Understanding the reason for a poor visitor experience on your website or analyzing the health and performance of your website can help fix issues quickly so that they don’t impact a significant user base. That is why we have integrated Browser Tracing into our solution. Browser Tracing can be considered as a part of Real User Monitoring.

honeycomb

How Slack Transformed Their CI With Tracing

Slack experienced meteoric growth between 2017 and 2020—but that level of growth came with growing pains. In his talk at the 2021 o11ycon+hnycon, Frank Chen (LinkedIn), a Slack Senior Staff Engineer, detailed one of Slack’s biggest pain points in that period: flaky tests. A flaky test returns both a passing and failing result despite no changes in the code. At one point, between 2017 and 2020, Slack’s flaky test rate reached as high as 50%.

Why distributed tracing will replace (most) logging

Lightstep co-founder and CEO, Ben Sigelman, and OpenTelemetry co-founder, Ted Young, discuss why tracing will gradually replace logging for distributed or cloud-native architectures. Lightstep’s observability platform is the easiest way for developers and SREs to monitor health and respond to changes in cloud-native applications. Powered by cutting-edge distributed tracing and a groundbreaking metrics database, and built by the team that launched observability at Google, Lightstep’s Change Intelligence provides actionable insights to help teams answer the question “What caused that change?”
logicmonitor

An Introduction to OpenTelemetry

The growth of technology has led to more efficient and relevant digital experiences, and customers continue to expect more out of those interactions. That’s true no matter their location and no matter which device they choose to use. Companies that cannot provide these kinds of personalized interactions for their customers find themselves falling behind the competition as technology continues to advance.