Lightstep from ServiceNow Logo





Lightstep from ServiceNow Logo

Browse blog articles

All topics

Lightstep Blog

Get the latest news and announcements. From product updates to industry topics, hear from the Lightstep experts.

Gain agility through observability

Heather Waters | January 19, 2023

As we navigate geopolitical challenges, macroeconomic headwinds, and the post-pandemic comedown, there is pressure to drive transformation, reduce costs, and be more efficient. See how observability can help you rise to the challenge and be more agile.

Read moreRead more

Discover and explore all blog posts

Now Playing: Your Jaeger Traces in Lightstep

Parker Edwards | Aug 26, 2019

Jaeger tracing, welcome to Lightstep! Now, traces can be sent natively to Lightstep alongside any other OpenTracing instrumentation or Lightstep agents and plugins.

Learn moreLearn more

How We Write Code at Lightstep: Lab Notebooks

Julian Griggs | Aug 25, 2019

Many engineering teams create some form of a Design Document in the early stages of a new project. At Lightstep we do things a bit differently. Rather than Design Documents, we’ve created “Lab Notebooks.”

Learn moreLearn more

Kubernetes Logs and Services: Beware These Pitfalls

David Klein, James Burns | Aug 15, 2019

So, you’ve gone “cloud native” … you’re running apps in containers, you’re scheduling them with Kubernetes, and now you’re trying to figure out what the heck is going on. It’s the third time in a month where your customers are seeing two minutes of...

Learn moreLearn more

Kubernetes distribution comparison: A brief overview

Vince Power | Aug 12, 2019

There are a multitude of Kubernetes distributions out there, and determining which one is best for your needs can be a real challenge. To help solve that challenge, this article walks through a comparison of the three major Kubernetes distributions.

Learn moreLearn more

Why Working on Monoliths is Bad for Your Career

James Burns | Aug 6, 2019

Microservices are not a magic dust of success, but, all things being equal, you will grow more, learn more, become a better developer, and be more successful at more successful businesses by choosing to work in environments embracing microservices.

Learn moreLearn more

Kubernetes Observability for Contrarians

James Burns | Jul 28, 2019

So, maybe you’ve heard of this Kubernetes thing? As Kubernetes continues to pick up steam as the best platform to run your cloud native applications questions continue to be raised about how to make it observable.

Learn moreLearn more

Announcing Workflow Links: An Easier Way to Manage Distributed Systems

David Klein | Jul 22, 2019

This article discusses why we built Workflow Links — to create an immediate connection from traces in Lightstep to whatever internal or external tools you need to do your job well.

Learn moreLearn more

Development Time: The Only Cost That Matters

James Burns | Jul 10, 2019

This article discusses the impact of lost development time, lost customer feedback on new features, operational issues — these all pale before the long-term impact of making developers scared to develop and deploy.

Learn moreLearn more

OpenTracing vs OpenTelemetry: Building a Bridge with OpenTelemetry

Carlos Alberto Cortez | Jun 26, 2019

One of the main priorities for the merger is straightforward backwards compatibility with both OpenTracing and OpenCensus, via software bridges. In this post, we’ll discuss the OpenTracing to OpenTelemetry bridge.

Learn moreLearn more

Lightstep sounds like a lovely idea

Monitoring and observability for the world’s most reliable systems