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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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From Day 0 to Day 2: Reducing the anxiety of scaling up cloud-native deployments

Jason English | Mar 7, 2023

The global cloud-native development community is facing a reckoning. There are too many tools, too much telemetry data, and not enough skilled people to make sense of it all.  See how you can.

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OpenTelemetry Collector in Kubernetes: Get started with autoscaling

Moh Osman | Jan 6, 2023

Learn how to leverage a Horizontal Pod Autoscaler alongside the OpenTelemetry Collector in Kubernetes. This will enable a cluster to handle varying telemetry workloads as the collector pool aligns to demand.

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Observability-Landscape-as-Code in Practice

Adriana Villela, Ana Margarita Medina | Oct 25, 2022

Learn how to put Observability-Landscape-as-Code in this hands-on tutorial. In it, you'll use Terraform to create a Kubernetes cluster, configure and deploy the OTel Demo App to send Traces and Metrics to Lightstep, and create dashboards in Lightstep.

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OpenTelemetry for Python: The Hard Way

Adriana Villela | Sep 20, 2022

Learn how to instrument your Python application with OpenTelemetry through manual configuration and manual context propagation, using Lightstep as the Observability back-end.

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Auto-Instrumentation Is Magic: Using OpenTelemetry Python with Lightstep

Adriana Villela | Aug 26, 2022

Learn the magic of OpenTelemetry Auto-Instrumentation to send data to Lightstep with Python in three different ways.

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Observability Mythbusters: OpenTelemetry to Lightstep 3 Ways in Go IS Possible!

Adriana Villela | Aug 8, 2022

Learn how to send OpenTelemetry data to Lightstep from your instrumented code in three different ways, and find out which one is right for you!

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Use Span Links in Lightstep

Adriana Villela | Jul 28, 2022

What are Span Links and why are they useful? Read on to find out, and to learn how Lightstep Observability now supports Span Links!

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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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Why choose OpenTelemetry?

Ted Young | Mar 1, 2022

What problems does OpenTelemetry solve, and why was it created?

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