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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 Queries at Lightstep Work

Brian Lamb | Oct 24, 2022

In this post, we’ll explore how the different stages of a query interact with each other to take your raw data from our data storage layer and aggregate it into useful visualizations.

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Let's Talk About Psychological Safety

Adriana Villela | Jul 12, 2022

System outages are rough for all involved, INCLUDING those who are scrambling to get things up and running again as quickly as possible. Psychological safety is crucial, ensuring that employees are at their best & don't burn out. Read on for more on this.

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OpenTelemetry Python Metrics approaching General Availability

Alex Boten | Apr 1, 2022

OpenTelemetry Metrics is moving towards general availability across the project, including in Python. Learn about how to get started with it today!

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Create insightful trace diffs with the Lightstep API

Ishmeet Grewal | Nov 24, 2020

Lightstep recently added several new APIs to help developers access the high value data being sent to Lightstep from their systems and integrate the rich analysis built on that data into their existing workflows. Read this article to learn how.

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Leveraging the Lightstep API to visualize the reporting status of your services in Grafana

Ishmeet Grewal | Nov 17, 2020

In this Lightstep Engineering article, Solutions Architect Ishmeet Grewal explains how to report status time series with the Lightstep API, Node RED, InfluxDB, and Grafana.

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Making the complex simple: Correlation-driven dynamic sampling of trace data

Austin Parker | Sep 23, 2020

In this blog post, Austin Parker discusses Lightstep's sampling strategy, including the video and transcript of Lightstep engineer Karthik Kumar's talk, Making the Complex Simple.

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The concurrent bug I keep writing

Joe Blubaugh | Sep 8, 2020

Joe Blubaugh explains why he reaches for goroutines and channels when building simple and performant request-handling systems in distributed environments.

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