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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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The 5 On-Call Stages of Grief for SREs

Lindsay Tyson | May 19, 2020

The world is dark, everyone is asleep, and your pager goes off. Suddenly you're alert, disoriented, and running on adrenaline. This article will help you go through the On-Call Stages of Grief quickly to mitigate the situation as soon as possible.

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Understanding tracer performance with Lightstep benchmarks

Isaac Zinda, Austin Parker | Oct 23, 2019

In this article, we discuss how we’ve produced an experimental, high-performance, streaming tracer for Python using native bindings to our C++ libraries along with a benchmarking suite to simulate extremely high-throughput tracing scenarios.

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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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