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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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Managing SLOs and SLIs in Lightstep

Ashley Rahimi Syed | Mar 18, 2020

This blog will show step-by-step how Lightstep can help you monitor and meet your Service-Level Objectives (SLOs) and resolve incidents quickly.

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Navigating microservices with OpenTelemetry

Austin Parker | Mar 17, 2020

This article discusses how microservices present a unique challenge. As a distributed system, they put up fences and boundaries around your services and teams that stymie traditional monitoring systems.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 18

Eric O'Rear | Mar 17, 2020

Vol 18 of OpenTelemetry project news. Java, JavaScript, and Python are well into the v0.4 spec and mark the first wave of beta readiness.

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The Truth About Sampling and Distributed Tracing

Katy Farmer | Mar 17, 2020

Sampling has a major impact on the accuracy and effectiveness of distributed tracing. This article covers the different types of sampling for observability solutions.

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You’ve Already Instrumented for Lightstep

Eric O'Rear | Mar 11, 2020

Whether you’ve already instrumented dozens of services or still thinking about how to view your observability data for the first time, Lightstep is ready for data from all major distributed tracing frameworks that you configure and get started in minutes.

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OpenTelemetry and Lightstep: Better Together

Eric O'Rear | Mar 10, 2020

Be it in our platform tools, open source engineering, or customer success efforts, we at Lightstep understand the gulf between data and observability better than anyone.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 17

Eric O'Rear | Mar 9, 2020

Vol 17 of OpenTelemetry project news. The first wave of beta releases reach their final stages of testing and approval.

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Microservices Architecture: When and How To Move To Microservices

Spoons | Mar 5, 2020

Often the transition to microservices is framed as a migration. Realistically, it’s better to think about this as a journey: you will learn a lot along the way, including more about your software and your organization.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 16

Eric O'Rear | Mar 3, 2020

Vol 16 of OpenTelemetry project news. Lightstep and Honeycomb teamed up for an OpenTelemetry workshop at QCon London!

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