Posts in 2023
  • End-User Q&A Series: Using OTel at Farfetch

    Wednesday, June 07, 2023 in 2023

    With contributions from Rynn Mancuso (Honeycomb) and Reese Lee (New Relic). On Thursday, May 25th, 2023, the OpenTelemetry (OTel) End User Working Group hosted its third End User Q&A session of 2023. We had a bit of a gap due to KubeCon Europe, …

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  • Creating a Kubernetes Cluster with Runtime Observability

    Monday, June 05, 2023 in 2023

    With contributions from Sebastian Choren, Adnan Rahić and Ken Hamric. Kubernetes is an open source system widely used in the cloud native landscape to provide ways to deploy and scale containerized applications in the cloud. Its ability to observe …

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  • OpenTelemetry in Focus, May 2023

    Wednesday, May 31, 2023 in 2023

    Welcome back to OpenTelemetry in Focus for May, 2023! The sun is shining, the sky is blue, and it’s time to run down the latest updates from the OpenTelemetry project! Are you a maintainer with something you’d like featured here? Get in touch …

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  • OpenTelemetry Updates Lambda Support

    Thursday, May 25, 2023 in 2023

    The Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) SIG is incredibly excited to announce that the release of OpenTelemetry Lambda layers, and associated documentation on how to monitor Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambdas. OTel FaaS repackaged If you’ve been …

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  • Exponential Histograms

    Monday, May 22, 2023 in 2023

    Previously, in Why Histograms? and Histograms vs Summaries, I went over the basics of histograms and summaries, explaining the tradeoffs, benefits, and limitations of each. Because they’re easy to understand and demonstrate, those posts focused …

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  • Histograms vs Summaries

    Monday, May 15, 2023 in 2023

    In many ways, histograms and summaries appear quite similar. They both roll up many data points into a data structure for efficient processing, transmission, and storage. They can also both be used to track arbitrary quantiles such as the median or …

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  • OpenTelemetry End-User Discussions Summary for April 2023

    Thursday, May 11, 2023 in 2023

    For the month of April 2023, the OpenTelemetry end-user group meet took place for users in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Due to KubeCon EU, the AMER and EMEA sessions did not take place; however, we will have meetings for all 3 regions again in …

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  • Why Histograms?

    Monday, May 08, 2023 in 2023

    A histogram is a multi-value counter that summarizes the distribution of data points. For example, a histogram may have 3 counters which count the occurrences of negative, positive, and zero values respectively. Given a series of numbers, 3, -9, 7, …

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  • Sunsetting OpenCensus

    Monday, May 01, 2023 in 2023

    In 2019, we announced that OpenTracing and OpenCensus would be merging to form the OpenTelemetry project. From the start, we considered OpenTelemetry to be the next major version of both OpenTracing and OpenCensus. We are excited to announce that …

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  • OpenTelemetry in Focus, April 2023

    Monday, May 01, 2023 in 2023

    Welcome to this month’s edition of OpenTelemetry in Focus! It’s been another busy month in the OpenTelemetry community, with some big announcements and new releases from our core repositories. I’ll also be sharing some highlights from …

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