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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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Wow, Metrics! How do I send them to Lightstep?

Lulu Bai | Feb 4, 2021

We are extremely excited to share how to quickly identify changes and abnormalities using Lightstep’s new Change Intelligence feature. In order to take advantage of these new features, you’ll first want to start sending us metrics.

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Announcing Change Intelligence, actionable Metrics dashboards and alerts, and a new approach for Observability

Ben Sigelman | Feb 4, 2021

Read this post on our new Change Intelligence feature, full support for infrastructure monitoring & application metrics, fast dashboards & alerts, native support for OpenTelemetry, automatic migration from Datadog and Prometheus/Grafana, and more.

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Adaptive Paging and the (dreaded) Christmas Tree Effect

Lindsay Neeson | Dec 9, 2020

We recently sat down with Luis Mineiro, Head of Site Reliability Engineering at Zalando, during a 99 Percent Visible: DevOps Reliability session. In this blog, we’ll discuss the talk, the concept of Adaptive Paging & the dreaded Christmas Tree Effect.

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Bring observability to your GitHub workflows with Lightstep

Clay Smith | Dec 8, 2020

The Lightstep Services Change Report helps connect an intentional change in code to a performance change in a production or pre-production environment with a combination of telemetry, Lightstep Snapshots API, & flexible integration into GitHub workflows.

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♪♪ Let’s talk about SL(X) ♫

Andrew Gardner | Nov 19, 2020

Why SLIs, SLOs and error budgets keep people happy and how Lightstep helps. A recap of our chat with Alex Hidalgo from 99PercentVisible.

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How Distributed Tracing Makes Logs More Valuable

Ben Sigelman | Jul 29, 2020

This article discussed the theory that logging has become a “selfish” technology. Well cover what logging is withholding with its selfishness and how can we address this with a more thoughtful and unified approach to observability.

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Observability in action: What happens when a deploy goes wrong

Ben Sigelman | Jun 23, 2020

Sometimes we should philosophize about observability and sometimes we should just get ultra-pragmatic and examine real use cases from real systems. This article takes a look into a recent bad deploy at Lightstep.

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Observability: “it’s worth it” – or isn’t it?

Talia Moyal | May 11, 2020

In order to assess future value, we want the benefits and costs to share the same units: only then is it easy to tell a straightforward ROI story. This article is about why that’s been a difficult proposition for observability, and what we can do about it.

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Got Observability Questions? Bring ‘em to Office Hours!

Austin Parker | May 8, 2020

In this post, we discuss how you can ask questions about OpenTelemetry or OpenTracing, instrumentation design and implementation, or all things observability and get answers directly from a Lightstep Developer Advocate.

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