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Everything in Community plus:
World-class distributed tracing
Infra, app, and custom metrics
Complete system visibility
Rapid incident resolution
Observability at any scale
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Unlimited data and cardinality
Customized onboarding and training
Access to OpenTelemetry experts
Dedicated 24/7 support team
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Monitoring and observability
Alerting with context
Infrastructure, application, runtime, cloud, third-party metrics ingestion
Unlimited tracing (complete visibility from mobile / web to database)
Grouping/filtering on any tag combinations
Service and operation maps
Inferred service maps
Deviation and baseline comparisons
Change Intelligence insights
Data extensibility and storage
AWS / Cloudwatch
Prometheus / Grafana
Datadog / statsd
Jaeger / Zipkin
OpenTelemetry (OTLP) support
SOC 2 certified
Admin and user controls
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Designated shared Slack support channel
Team training support
Access to OpenTelemetry experts
Designated technical account manager
Frequently asked questions
How does Lightstep Observability pricing work?
Lightstep pricing is built for scale. While other vendors charge for hosts, containers, or even users, Lightstep does not. Instead, we price based on your number of active services.
Why does Lightstep price by active services?
Pricing by active service allows for predictable pricing that supports monitoring and observability at scale. Teams can adopt CI/CD and other DevOps best practices without increasing spend.
What is an active service?
An active service is a single component of a software application (often a microservice) that provides specific functionality, such as an authentication or checkout service. You can have an unlimited number of deployed service instances. For billing purposes, only the actual service (by name) is counted.
What is included with each active service?
1,000 GB of span dataspan data per month, 10,000 Active Time SeriesActive Time Series per month, and 10 streamsstreams.
What happens if I run multiple instances of a service? Will I be charged for each?
Even if you run 1,000s of instances of a service, you will only be charged for one.
Does Lightstep have an agent?
No. Lightstep is agentless. We ingest 100% of your unsampled data. (People seem to like this.) You can get started in minutes with our OpenTelemetry LaunchersOpenTelemetry Launchers, instantly migrate from JaegerJaeger, ZipkinZipkin, or PrometheusPrometheus, or transfer your metrics from AWS CloudwatchAWS Cloudwatch or DatadogDatadog.
Can you ingest 100% of my traces?
What languages does Lightstep support?
Lightstep supports Python, Go, Java, Node, C++, Ruby, .Net, and most common programming languages.
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Do I have to sign up for an account to try Lightstep?
Nope! You can resolve a performance regression, investigate a metric spike, debug an error, or monitor a deployment with our interactive sandboxinteractive sandbox.