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Easy Telemetry Instrumentation on GKE with the OpenTelemetry Operator In recent years, the application monitoring landscape has exploded with instrumentation libraries, SDKs, and backends for storage and visualization. But a major friction point is still the investment required to instrument applications with these libraries, and libraries are often tied to a small set of telemetry …

You’ve likely heard the term Observability lately. There’s a fundamental change taking place in the Monitoring space, and Observability is behind it. Observability itself is a broad topic, so in this post we’ll talk about what it means to move from Application Performance Monitoring to Application Performance Observability. APM – APPLICATION PERFORMANCE MONITORING If you’ve used a traditional APM service, …

Cloud native and microservice architectures bring many advantages in terms of performance, scalability, and reliability, but one thing they can also bring is complexity. Having requests move between services can make debugging much more challenging and many of the past rules for monitoring applications don’t work well. This is made even more difficult by the fact …

OpenTelemetry (OTel) is an open source selection of tools, SDKs and APIs, that allows developers to collect and export traces, metrics and logs. It’s the second-most active project in the CNCF, and is emerging as the industry standard for system observability and distributed tracing across cloud-native and distributed architectures. OTel supports multiple languages, like JavaScript, Java, Python, Go, Ruby …

You probably already know that Kubernetes is the leading container orchestration system. And according to the most recent CNCF study, you’re likely already using it for production workloads or considering it for the year ahead. The 2021 study found that an astounding 96% of respondents are using Kubernetes or are planning to use it in the near future …

Welcome to the third and final post of our series about metrics. First, we deep-dived into the four types of Prometheus metrics; then, we examined how metrics work in OpenTelemetry; and finally, we are now putting the two together—explaining the differences, similarities, and integration between the metrics in both systems. We decided to round off the series by …

Spring Boot is a very popular microservice framework that significantly simplifies web application development by providing Java developers with a platform to get started with an auto-configurable, production-grade Spring application. In this blog, we will walk through detailed steps on how you can observe a Spring Boot application, by instrumenting it with Prometheus and OpenTelementry and by collecting and correlating logs, …

As a way to reemphasize our commitment to open source and open standards, we are sharing an exciting development in open source observability. Pixie, a real-time debugging platform for Kubernetes, has just announced their plugin system. The plugin system allows users to export data from Pixie’s rich dataset to any tool which supports OpenTelemetry. This includes data …

Software intelligence company Dynatrace (NYSE: DT) announced it has been named a Leader in the 2022 GigaOm Radar for Cloud Observability Solutions. The report evaluated solution providers based on a range of key criteria, including technical capabilities, product roadmap, innovation, and ability to execute. GigaOm placed Dynatrace in its Leaders Circle because of its uniquely comprehensive …

OpenTelemetry is enabling a revolution in how Observability data is collected and transmitted. See our What Is OpenTelemetry post on why this is an important inflection point in the Observability space. In this post, we’ll walk through how to configure the OpenTelemetry Gems within a Rails app. Want to learn more about OpenTelemetry and Observability? Sign up to be a …