The OpenTelemetry project provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from your application.
By providing a standardized data format for distributed traces and metrics data, OpenTelemetry eliminates the need for vendor-specific integrations. Language-specific SDKs and auto-instrumentation for common languages and frameworks make it easier than ever to instrument your code and start capturing observability data.
Learn the basics of OpenTelemetry and why it’s the best way to stay vendor agnostic.
A deeper dive into OpenTelemetry architecture and technology
Getting started guides
Complete overviews for your language and framework.
Observability for developers
A practical overview of observability written for a developer audience
A brief history of OpenTelemetry
OpenTelemetry is released in Beta
The OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects announce a merger, forming OpenTelemetry
Google releases a new portable instrumentation project called OpenCensus.
Jaeger, an open-source tracing tool developed by Yuri Shkuro, is open-sourced by Uber.
Lightstep helps to found OpenTracing, the first common, portable API for distributed tracing.
Lightstep is founded by Ben Sigelman, Daniel Spoonhower, and Ben Cronin
Zipkin, which started as a hack day project shortly after the publication of the Dapper paper, is open-sourced by Twitter.
Rob Benson, Lightstep's VP of Engineering, Product, & Design, is one of three engineers at Twitter helping to create Zipkin.
While working at Google, Lightstep Co-Founder and CEO Ben Sigelman develops Dapper, one of the first large-scale distributed tracing infrastructures.