Lightstep from ServiceNow Logo





Lightstep from ServiceNow Logo

Browse resources


Lightstep Resources

Find resources from Datasheets, Videos, White Papers and more.

The complete guide to distributed tracing

This guide will help you understand how distributed tracing provides unrivaled visibility and analysis in systems that can have dozens, hundreds, or thousands of services working together. You'll also learn: - How to establish true observability with distributed tracing - How your service affects — and is affected by — dependencies - How to decide when to take action by focusing on symptoms that directly impact users

Download NowDownload Now

Explore Video resources

The painful simplicity of context propagation in Go

Context Propagation Part Deux: ctx context.Context in context Context propagation is fundamental distributed tracing and modern observability. We're going to deep dive into how Context management works in OpenTelemetry, using Go as an example.

99 Percent Visible Tech Talks with Randy Shoup

The best response to a system outage is not "What did you do?", but "What did we learn?" This session walks through three system-wide outages at Google, at Stitch Fix, and at WeWork. In all cases, many things went right and a few went wrong, and after the blameless postmortems, we ended up learning a lot and making substantial improvements in our systems.

99 Percent Visible Tech Talks with Cindy Sridharan

Achieving Zero Downtime: A tech talk on building reliable software applications with Cindy Sridharan.

Tutorial: OpenTelemetry Java Instrumentation with Spring Boot in under 5 minutes

Get up and running with OpenTelemetry Java in just a few quick steps! Lightstepper Forrest Knight demonstrates in real-time how to get OpenTelemetry installed and configured quickly and easily.

Building Service Ownership Using Documentation, Telemetry, and a Chance to Make Things Better

Adopting Kubernetes, deploying a service mesh, or breaking up a monolith are all ways of building distributed software systems, but if we are going to build and operate software at scale, we need to think about how to build scalable and distributed people systems too.

OpenTelemetry Launchers: Instrument in one minute

Learn how to instrument with OpenTelemetry launchers in ONE minute.

Getting Started with OpenTelemetry and Distributed Tracing in Node.js

Join Ted Young, Director of Developer Education at Lightstep, to learn how to get started with distributed tracing in Node.js using OpenTelemetry.

I Have an SLO. Now What? | Alex Hidalgo on 99 Percent Visible

It’s 2020: There is a plethora of data available about measuring SLIs and setting SLO targets. But, now that you have this data, what are you actually supposed to do with it?

99 Percent Visible Tech Talks with Luis Mineiro

The industry has defined it as good practice to have as few alerts as possible, by alerting on symptoms that are associated with end-user pain rather than trying to catch every possible way that pain could be caused.


Lightstep sounds like a lovely idea

Monitoring and observability for the world’s most reliable systems