Stepping it up! Lightstep feature updates - August 2021
by Robin Whitmore
Read all about the new features and enhancements that Lightstep has delivered in the last few months.
Lightstep now supports sending metric and Stream alerts to BigPanda. Alerts with a BigPanda destination result in a new incident in BigPanda. When the alert is resolved, the incident is moved to the Resolved folder in BigPanda.
Lightstep now supports distribution-type metrics. A distribution metric type returns a set of values for a point in time and performs aggregation on those values before charting the points. Lightstep supports percentile aggregation and can display the 50th, 95th, 99th, and 99.9th percentiles.
The Lightstep Metrics Plugin allows you to view metrics from Lightstep directly in Grafana. With minimal effort, you can use the plugin to continue viewing your existing visualizations in Grafana, using Lightstep as the data source. Then when you notice a deviation, you can click on a chart in Grafana and navigate into Lightstep to use Change Intelligence and uncover the root cause.
You can now clone metric dashboards and charts, making it easy to create versions of existing dashboards and charts. More here!