Posts in 2022
  • Why and How eBay Pivoted to OpenTelemetry

    Monday, December 19, 2022 in 2022

    eBay makes a crucial pivot to OpenTelemetry to better align with industry standards for Observability. Introduction Observability provides the eyes and ears to any organization. A major benefit to observability is in preventing the loss of revenue by …

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  • Running the OpenTelemetry Demo App on HashiCorp Nomad

    Monday, December 12, 2022 in 2022

    Y’all… I’m so excited, because I finally got to work on an item on my tech bucket list. Last week, I began the process of translating OpenTelemetry Demo App’s Helm Charts to HashiCorp Nomad job specs. Today I’ll be talking about how to run the …

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  • End User Discussion Group: New APAC Sessions Announcement!

    Tuesday, December 06, 2022 in 2022

    Since July, end users have been getting together to discuss their OpenTelemetry adoption and implementation practices in a vendor-neutral space known as the Monthly Discussion Groups (also referenced as the End User Discussion Groups). Previously, …

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  • Front-end Overhaul of the OpenTelemetry Demo (Go to Next.js)

    Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in 2022

    One of the OpenTelemetry Project’s many Special Interest Groups (SIG) is the OpenTelemetry Community demo SIG. The SIG supports a set of instrumented microservices and a front-end web app which are used to show how to instrument a distributed …

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  • Supporting Jaeger with native OTLP

    Thursday, November 03, 2022 in 2022

    Back in May of 2022, the Jaeger project announced native support for the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP). This followed a generous deprecation cycle for the Jaeger client libraries across many languages. With these changes, OpenTelemetry users are now …

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  • OpenTelemetry Project and Roadmap Update from Kubecon

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in 2022

    2022 has been an incredible year for OpenTelemetry. Metrics became a first-class signal type, and are being used on production services and infrastructure alongside OpenTelemetry’s existing distributed tracing support to send critical performance …

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  • OpenTelemetry Demo now Generally Available!

    Monday, October 24, 2022 in 2022

    Earlier this year, we announced a project to build an OpenTelemetry Demo, representing the breadth of OpenTelemetry features and languages. Today, the Demo SIG is proud to announce OpenTelemetry Demo v1.0! With this demo, you’ll be able to quickly …

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  • Announcing the 2022 Governance Committee Election Results

    Friday, October 21, 2022 in 2022

    The OpenTelemetry project is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee (GC) election! Before we get into the results, I’d like to share some statistics about the election! This year, 513 project members were …

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  • Using OpenTelemetry OpAMP to modify service telemetry on the go

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 in 2022

    How verbose should your service telemetry be? Should a service output all traces, metrics, and logs 100% of the time? How much of the service traffic should be sampled? I would like to suggest the answer of “it depends”. Desired telemetry data …

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  • Using the Collector Builder with Sample Configs on GCP

    Monday, October 17, 2022 in 2022

    The OpenTelemetry Collector is a versatile tool for processing and exporting telemetry data. It supports ingestion from many different sources and routing to just as many observability backends thanks to its modular design. This design, based on …

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