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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.

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Monitoring Serverless Functions Using OpenTracing

Parker Edwards | Jun 20, 2018

In this post, we'll explore how enterprise organizations are embracing serverless tracing and how to achieve a cohesive performance story using OpenTracing to instrument an Express app running in a local container, and a function running on Lambda.

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Monitorama 2018 - Metrics, Serverless, Tracing, and Socks

Ian Smith | Jun 13, 2018

This article takes you into Monitorama PDX 2018 and how it's an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and techniques in monitoring and observing large-scale, distributed systems from industry experts and practitioners.

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DevOps and site reliability engineering - what's different at Lightstep

Spoons | Jun 6, 2018

At Lightstep, we spend every day helping our customers understand performance behavior in their distributed applications.

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Lightstep and OpsGenie Partner to Improve Application Performance and Incident Management

Dennis Chu | May 29, 2018

Microservices-based architectures enable software teams to deliver innovations and value to their customers faster. Microservices are often owned by individual engineering teams that are solely responsible for everything from development to...

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Performance is a Shape, Not a Number

Ben Sigelman | May 7, 2018

In the last twenty years, the internet applications that improve our lives and drive our economy have become far more powerful.

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Microservices Lead the New Class of Performance Management Solutions

Kristin Brennan | May 1, 2018

There is a fundamental shift taking place in the market today with the massive adoption of microservices. As Gartner stated in a recent report, most APM solutions are ill-suited to the dynamism, modularity and scale of microservice-based applications.

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A First in APM, Only Possible with Lightstep

Dennis Chu, Lindsay Tyson | Apr 16, 2018

Lightstep analyzes 100% of unsampled transaction data for all of our customers’ production systems. This wealth of information can be used to quickly explain root causes and resolve time-sensitive issues like errors and latency spikes.

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Lightstep Releases Role-based Access Control

Daniela Miao, Katia Bazzi | Apr 9, 2018

We’re excited to release role-based access control for Lightstep with support for three different levels of permissions.

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DigitalOcean Uses Lightstep to Get a Reliable Picture of its Distributed System and Saves 1,000 Hours of Developer Time per Month

Kristin Brennan | Apr 4, 2018

DigitalOcean uses Lightstep to monitor 100+ apps in real time across its distributed system. Lightstep also helps engineers work together and improve productivity, saving 1,000 hours per month of developer time.

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