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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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SOA vs Microservices: Perspectives in Architecture

Eric O'Rear | Apr 23, 2020

While microservices are front and center today, they evolved from an earlier architecture paradigm: service-oriented architectures, or SOAs. SOAs had their primetime in the early 2010s, arguably ‘paving the way’ for microservices. What’s the connection?

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Lightstep Brings Observability Automation to GitHub

Fran Thorpe | Apr 23, 2020

You’ve finished your pull request, merged it, and deployed the code. Then, your phone starts freaking out. Looks like your service is taking forever to respond, but where’s the bug?

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The DevOps Conference Everyone Needs Right Now

Katy Farmer | Apr 22, 2020

This is not your typical virtual conference. Deserted Island DevOps is a virtual DevOps conference that takes place wholly in Animal Crossing with nearly 500 attendees and a full list of speakers. Register now to join the fun!

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 23

Eric O'Rear | Apr 21, 2020

Vol 23 of OpenTelemetry project news. Microsoft Azure announces codeless Java application monitoring with their Application Insights SDK.

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Ben Sigelman and Bryan Cantrill talk Sun Microsystems, DTrace, and Shouting in the Data Center

Ashley Rahimi Syed | Apr 20, 2020

In this conversation with Lightstep's Ben Sigelman, Bryan Cantrill recalls his experiences working alongside Jeff Bonwick at Sun Microsystems in the 90s, (almost) interviewing with Tom West for a position at Data General, the origins of DTrace, and more.

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Incident Readiness and Observability for Production Teams: Live Webinar

Ian Smith | Apr 16, 2020

Join Lightstep and Blameless for a live webinar, Incident Readiness, Observability & Learning for Production Teams, on May 7 at 10AM PST, hosted by senior solution engineers Ian Smith from Lightstep, and Paul Chu from Blameless.

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Gain visibility into hosted databases, cloud services APIs, and message systems with Inferred Services

Talia Moyal | Apr 15, 2020

This article dives into Lightstep's new feature: Inferred Services. You can now define service boundaries with tags, allowing Inferred services to be generated in the Service Diagram, helping developers see beyond their instrumentation limitations.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 22

Eric O'Rear | Apr 14, 2020

Vol 22 of OpenTelemetry project news. There are now two SIGs for metrics and logs, respectively.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 21

Eric O'Rear | Apr 7, 2020

Vol 21 of OpenTelemetry project news. This week’s news includes a major announcement from Datadog as well as continued progress within the open source project.

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