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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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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 20

Eric O'Rear | Mar 31, 2020

Vol 20 of OpenTelemetry project news. It’s official, OpenTelementry is in beta! The Collector, as well as SDKs for Python, Java, Go, Javascript, and Erlang mark the first wave of beta releases.

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Lightstep Supports OpenTelemetry Beta Releases

Eric O'Rear | Mar 31, 2020

Lightstep and OpenTelemetry go way back, so it goes without saying that we are very excited about the OTel project entering the beta phase of its lifecycle.

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The Case for Human-Centric Observability

Austin Parker | Mar 27, 2020

Human-Centric Observability is a methodology to evaluate observability practices by how they impact external users, internal users, and engineers. We’ll discuss the value of putting them at the center of your observability practice.

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Why Observability Needs to Stay Weird

Austin Parker | Mar 26, 2020

Observability isn’t about three pillars, or dashboards or a particular product. It’s about how we think about change, and how we manage the effects of that change.

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Want to Reduce Service Cost and Resource Waste? Start Squeeze Testing

James Burns | Mar 25, 2020

This article will discuss the practice of “squeeze testing” exists to keep information about the performance requirements of a service up to date for a given traffic load.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 19

Eric O'Rear | Mar 25, 2020

Vol 19 of OpenTelemetry project news. Expanding the scope of the project to include metrics and logs, critical data for observability tools and OpenTelemetry users.

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Thinking about Migrating to Microservices? Here’s Where to Start

Talia Moyal | Mar 24, 2020

Migrating to microservices is not an easy decision, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. To get a head start, here are the two main questions that should be answered before migrating to microservices.

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What is Observability?

Katy Farmer | Mar 20, 2020

This article will be a foundation you can build on to understand observability (often abbreviated as o11y). What is observability?

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Kubernetes vs Docker Swarm: Which is better?

Austin Parker | Mar 19, 2020

You may be looking into the pros and cons of Kubernetes vs Docker Swarm. Both platforms are excellent, but they both have qualities that are unique to each other. What exactly are Kubernetes and Docker Swarm? Let’s dive in and learn a bit more.

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