OTel Me More: OpenTelemetry Project News – Vol 25
by Eric O'Rear
OpenTelemetry Project News
It has been exciting to see the growth of awareness and engagement with the project since the first wave of beta releases back in March. This progress comes alongside good news from Gartner about the future of open source instrumentation:
“By 2025, Gartner predicts, “50% of new cloud-native application monitoring systems will use open-source instrumentation, rather than vendor-specific agents for improved interoperability, which is a major increase from 5% in 2019.” Agents will shift to open source to “simplify the process of monitoring, enable interoperability among monitoring solutions, and disrupt the pricing model to be more about customer value.”
Jaeger has announced that they intend to base future iterations of the Jaeger collector, agent and ingester components on the OpenTelemetry collector.
The Lightstep OpenTelemetry Python exporter has been updated.
The HoneyComb OpenTelemetry Go exporter has been updated.
These OpenTelemetry SIGs are looking for extra support! Open source efforts rely on developers like you -- get involved with one of these implementations:
- OTel-Rust is looking for contributors and maintainers
- OTel-PHP is looking for contributors and maintainers
- OTel-C++ is looking for contributors and maintainers
- OTel-Ruby has seen a lot of contributions, but would benefit from having more dedicated maintainers
This week’s Featured Issues:
- OpenTelemetry-PHP #12: Alpha 0.2 Propagators Requirement - API
- OpenTelemetry-PHP #73: Replace current time implementation with hrtime
Awesome Articles, Resources, and Links
- Distributed Tracing with OpenTelemetry (video) by Yuri Grinshteyn
- OpenTelemetry: An XKCD 927 Success Story (video) featuring Greg Mefford at Lonestar Elixir back in February
Upcoming Conferences, Talks, and Live Events
- Join Erin Schnabel on Thursday May 7th at 2-3 pm (ET) as they talk about observability of application behaviour. She'll compare libraries like Micrometerio, MicroProfileIO, and OpenTelemetry. More info here
- CNCF Member Webinar: How OpenTelemetry is Eating the World on May 8th, 2020 10:00 a.m. PT
- KubeCon is officially going virtual, with dates announced for August 17-20th of this year
- Stay tuned to the OpenTelemetry Twitch channel for the weekly show ‘OpenTelemetry Tuesdays’ and event-specific live streams