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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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How to deploy on Friday and feel good about it

Lindsay Neeson | Feb 27, 2020

Oh, the joys of a deploy. There’s ups, and downs, and more downs. Did you test on staging enough? Is the person who is on call actually going to answer if anything happens? (Hint: something may happen) Is it safe to deploy? How about now? (Hint:...

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Advantages of Microservices: How Far Should You Go in Your Microservices Journey?

Chris Riley | Feb 26, 2020

Tech is filled with bold statements and concepts. But then there is the reality. How far should you take your microservices journey?

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Announcing Query Builder: Powerful Searches on Unsampled Data

Sachi Shah | Feb 25, 2020

We built Query Builder to search through such data efficiently — whether in a single service or across thousands of services — and to amplify the effects of Lightstep’s architecture.

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The Life of an OTEP: The Story of Context Propagation in OpenTelemetry

Matt Wear | Feb 24, 2020

In this blog, we'll discuss how the future of OpenTelemetry is shaped through the OTEP process and made possible by the hard work and investments made by Lightstep, and the other organizations and individuals helping to build it.

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What Your Observability Software Should Deliver

Eric O'Rear | Feb 24, 2020

Your observability software should deliver confidence in your distributed systems. On Friday deploys. During a 100x increase in service traffic. When latency starts spiking all over the network. Real observability will give you confidence.

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 15

Eric O'Rear | Feb 22, 2020

Vol 15 of OpenTelemetry project news. OpenTelemetry Python v0.4 is now available!

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OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News - Vol 14

Eric O'Rear | Feb 18, 2020

Vol 14 of OpenTelemetry project news. Two new Gitter chats opened up this past week: a sampling working group.

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Why do I need an o11y platform?

Katy Farmer | Feb 13, 2020

In this blog, we dare you to ask yourself why you need an o11y platform. The answer to whether we need an observability platform is, of course: it depends. Can an observability platform improve our ability to ask questions of our system and find answers?

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Service Health for Deployments in Action

Ashley Rahimi Syed | Feb 11, 2020

Lightstep’s Service Health for Deployments feature helps you understand your services, their deployments, and related performance problems so you can deploy with confidence. In this article, we show you how it works!

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