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Own Your Data

Switch to and from any other OpenCensus-compatible observability platform without changing your instrumentation.

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Integrated Everywhere

Integrate with virtually anything — proxies, service meshes, frameworks, and common languages such as Java, Go, C++, Python, and Erlang/Elixir.

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No Sampling

LightStep’s unique Satellite Architecture collects 100% of your tracing data — including data from mobile apps, web clients, and serverless — offering end-to-end visibility into every aspect of your application.

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Traces Transformed

Aggregate, analyze, and visualize thousands of traces in order to answer specific, high-value questions about the health of your services or system.

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Faster Firefighting

Quickly identify the services, dependencies, and teams responsible for slowness, errors, or other issues that cross service boundaries.

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Performance Optimization

Know which optimization efforts will improve availability and performance, and where cycles would otherwise be wasted. Analyze how performance changes over time — whether it’s a SQL query or all microservice requests for a customer.

What Is OpenCensus?

OpenCensus is a Google-founded open source project in which a set of libraries are used to automatically capture traces and metrics from services. The project is composed of cloud providers, application performance management vendors, and open source contributors. OpenCensus works with all software systems, including monoliths, complex microservices, and client applications.


OpenCensus Features

OpenCensus offers tracing, tags, stats, and metrics for the following languages: Java, Go, C++, Python, Erlang/Elixir.

Open Source

OpenCensus is 100% open source and community-driven. The project is hosted on Github.