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Strengthening our commitment to the OpenTelemetry project 

Carter Socha | April 20, 2023

Lightstep is the first company to natively provide customers with complete control of their telemetry pipeline which saves time and money, and provides the freedom to innovate at scale. By embracing OpenTelemetry support without vendor lock-in, Lightstep helps you make complex app development easier and faster.

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New Lightstep and Grafana plug-in to power your dashboards with observability

Brandon Cato | Oct 22, 2020

Teams use Grafana to visualize consolidated metrics from different applications and databases into a single dashboard. Now with Grafana and Lightstep, developers can power Grafana’s visualization with Lightstep’s rich trace data.

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Lightstep makes Kubernetes observability seamless with OpenTelemetry and Ambassador

Austin Parker | Oct 20, 2020

You can now create an application-ready Kubernetes playground and pair it with Lightstep Community and our OpenTelemetry Launchers, making it easy to learn about and get started with OpenTelemetry.

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Lightstep's commitment to security

Spoons | Oct 14, 2020

Today, we are announcing the availability of our Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II report. This independent validation of security controls is crucial for enterprise observability.

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Announcing a new GitHub Action: Bring observability data directly into GitHub with Lightstep's Pre-deploy Check

Fran Thorpe | Oct 7, 2020

With the release of our new GitHub Action, the Lightstep Pre-Deploy Check, developers can be proactive about ensuring the quality and performance of their software before it’s actually deployed.

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Stepping it up! Lightstep feature updates - September 2020

Robin Whitmore | Oct 6, 2020

September 2020 post updated on the latest enhancements, so you're sure not to miss out on how Lightstep is evolving to make your life easier.

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Lightstep is now free for developers

Austin Parker | Oct 2, 2020

We've revamped our pricing to make it easier than ever to get started with Lightstep. We want as many people as possible to start to understand the power and value of observability tools - and the best way to do that is by giving it to you for free.

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Distributed Tracing: Why It’s Needed and How It Evolved

Austin Parker | Oct 1, 2020

Distributed tracing is the “call stack” for a distributed system, a way to represent a single request as it flows from one computer to another.

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OpenTelemetry Launchers: What they solve and why we need them

Ted Young | Sep 29, 2020

Introducing the OpenTelemetry Launchers: a Lightstep distribution of OpenTelemetry. The OpenTelemetry team at Lightstep created a way for developers to copy and paste one line of code to get up and running with distributed tracing.

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Announcing OpenTelemetry Launchers: The easiest way to get started with distributed tracing

Ben Sigelman | Sep 29, 2020

Historically, adoption of distributed tracing has required manually adding tracing API calls throughout your system, or relying on various plugins. With OpenTelmetry Launchers, you can get started with one line of code.

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