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API observability: Leveraging OTel to improve developer experience

APIs provide a way to simplify development, reduce costs, and create more flexible and scalable applications. Much of today’s development relies on APIs – in the integration of third-party services, in the communication between microservices, in mobile app development, and in other use cases. Some APIs even exist as products themselves for customers to use.

Easily configure Elastic to ingest OpenTelemetry data

Watch how to easily configure your application to ingest Elastic OpenTelemetry data. About Elastic Elastic is the leading platform for search-powered solutions, and we help everyone — organizations, their employees, and their customers — find what they need faster, while keeping applications running smoothly, and protecting against cyber threats. When you tap into the power of Elastic Enterprise Search, Observability, and Security solutions, you’re in good company with brands like Netflix, Uber, Slack, Microsoft, and thousands of others who rely on us to accelerate results that matter.

OpenTelemetry Browser Instrumentation Complete Tutorial

Browser instrumentation refers to collecting and analyzing data about a user's interactions with a web browser. This type of instrumentation involves using specialized tools and techniques to gather information about how a website is being used, such as page load times, network requests, and user interactions. The data collected through browser instrumentation can be used to improve website performance, identify and troubleshoot errors, and gain insights into user behavior.


Deploy Open Telemetry to Kubernetes in 5 minutes

OpenTelemetry is an open-source observability framework that provides a vendor-neutral and language-agnostic way to collect and analyze telemetry data. This tutorial will show you how to integrate OpenTelemetry on Kubernetes, a popular container orchestration platform. Prerequisites.


A Beginner's Guide to OpenTelemetry

OpenTelemetry (OTel) is an open-source observability framework that provides a standardized way of collecting, processing, and exporting telemetry data (metrics, traces, and logs) from distributed systems. It was born by a merger between two previously separate observability projects, OpenCensus and OpenTracing, and it is currently maintained by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).


Evaluating distributed tracing tools: A guide

Adopting a distributed tracing solution to make an application more observable and maintainable is one of the most common key initiatives modern R&D teams have on their plates currently. With the move to microservices architectures, development teams are finding that it’s taking them longer to build applications due to tasks that are growing in complexity.


OpenTelemetry vs Datadog - Choosing between OpenTelemetry and Datadog

OpenTelemetry and DataDog are both used for monitoring applications. While OpenTelemetry is an open source observability framework, DataDog is a cloud-monitoring SaaS service. OpenTelemetry is a collection of tools, APIs, and SDKs that help generate and collect telemetry data (logs, metrics, and traces). OpenTelemetry does not provide a storage and visualization layer, while DataDog does.


The Importance of Azure Distributed Tracing in Integration Services

Distributed Tracing, combined with end-to-end monitoring, lets organizations keep track of their business transactions and receive alerts when anomalies happen. End-to-end monitoring benefits business users and functional administrators more than developers and technical administrators. Nowadays, for developing integration solutions, microservice architectures are becoming the norm. A solution based on such an architecture relies on different services that shape a specific solution together.