Lightstep and OpenTelemetryOpenTelemetry go way backway back, so it goes without saying that we are very excited about the OTel project entering the beta phaseentering the beta phase of its lifecycle.
This exciting time means a lot more developers will start using OpenTelemetry in production –– a lot more hands, eyes, and brains running into new issues, finding new use cases, and generating feedback for the open source engineers making OpenTelemetry a reality.
Open source telemetry in deep systems
OpenTelemetry provides a framework for building next generation observability platforms, and simplifies the instrumentation of cloud-native software. In his post about deep systemspost about deep systems, Lightstep CEO and co-founder Ben SigelmanBen Sigelman looks at how the ‘three pillars’ mentality fails to deliver on observability in distributed systems.
To that end, OpenTelemetry integrates tracing and metrics into a single system, unifying the context developers need for surfacing rich correlations and conducting effective root cause analysis.
Instrument with OpenTelemetry and observe with Lightstep
With support for ten languages already underway, the OpenTelemetry project is moving forward with the goal of making robust, portable telemetry a built-in feature of cloud-native software
Want to contribute?
OpenTelemetry is an open source project with implementations in many different languagesimplementations in many different languages, so whether you prefer to work with Python, Go, or Node (among others), find an issue and get started!
Join the community on GitHubGitHub and the conversation on GitterGitter.
Interested in joining our team? See our open positions herehere.
March 31, 2020
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