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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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Transform your troubleshooting journey with Lightstep

Sachi Shah | Jun 27, 2022

Transform your troubleshooting journey with Lightstep | Lightstep blog

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Observability Mythbusters: How hard is it to get started with OpenTelemetry?

Adriana Villela | Jun 13, 2022

If you're looking to do a quickie setup to learn how to send OpenTelemetry data over to Lightstep, then you, my friend, have come to the right place!

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Observability Mythbusters: Yes, Observability-Landscape-as-Code is a Thing

Adriana Villela | Jun 6, 2022

What's an Observability Landscape, and why should you care? Read on, as I talk about what an Observability Landscape is, and how it can be codified to ensure consistency, maintainability, and reproducibility to unlock Observability greatness!

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Why You Shouldn’t Be A Race Car Driver

Austin Parker | May 23, 2022

How can we build more sustainable and maintainable systems from code, to deployment, to operation? Observability and SLOs help create safe and maintainable applications.

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Observability Mythbusters: Observability is NOT Only for SREs

Adriana Villela | May 12, 2022

In this post, I explore how Observability is beneficial to more than just SREs (and Devs), by looking how QA testers can benefit from Observability too!

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Definitive Guide to Escalation Policies, Paths, and Levels

Keanan Koppenhaver | May 12, 2022

Definitive guide on escalation policy and how to handle serious incidents. Learn about the available escalation policies, paths, and levels that help you manage escalations effectively.

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The Process of Major Incident Management

Keanan Koppenhaver | May 11, 2022

What is the process of major incident management? What are the steps that need to be taken when an incident occurs? Learn all this and more in this article.

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Observability Mythbusters: Logs and Metrics Aren’t Enough

Adriana Villela | May 3, 2022

In this article, I will be addressing whether or not logs and metrics are good enough for debugging, and I’ll be talking about where metrics fit in, in the trace-centric world of Observability.

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Analyse billions of events in seconds with Notebook’s span time series

Neena Dugar | May 2, 2022

We recently released Notebooks, which has one particularly game changing feature: being able to create time series out of your historical span data over the last three days. Notebooks allows you to make any query over the last three days of span data.

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