Posts in 2024
  • Insights from the OpenTelemetry Collector Survey

    Wednesday, May 08, 2024 in 2024

    The OpenTelemetry (OTel) Collector has become a cornerstone tool for observing and monitoring modern software applications. Recently, the End User SIG conducted a survey to gather feedback from users about their experiences with the OTel Collector. …

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  • The roadmap to v1 for the OpenTelemetry Collector

    Monday, May 06, 2024 in 2024

    The OpenTelemetry Collector is a very popular component in OpenTelemetry that has been under heavy development for quite some time. It is a binary that allows many formats of telemetry to be sent to it, transformed, and emitted to a destination. Much …

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  • Dude, where's my error? How OpenTelemetry records errors

    Friday, April 19, 2024 in 2024

    Depending on the language you’re used to developing in, you may have certain ideas about what an error is, as well as what constitutes an exception and how it should be handled. For example, Go doesn’t have exceptions, partly to discourage …

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  • Manage OpenTelemetry Collectors at scale with Ansible

    Monday, April 15, 2024 in 2024

    You can scale the deployment of OpenTelemetry Collector across multiple Linux hosts through Ansible, to function both as gateways and agents within your observability architecture. Using the OpenTelemetry Collector in this dual capacity enables a …

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  • OpenTelemetry announces support for profiling

    Tuesday, March 19, 2024 in 2024

    In 2023, OpenTelemetry announced that it achieved stability for logs, metrics, and traces. While this was our initial goal at the formation of the project, fulfilling our vision of enabling built-in observability for cloud native applications …

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  • Getting started with otelsql, the OpenTelemetry instrumentation for Go SQL

    Monday, March 04, 2024 in 2024

    otelsql is an instrumentation library for the database/sql library of the Go programming language. It generates traces and metrics from the application when interacting with databases. By doing that, the library allows you to identify errors or …

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  • OpenTelemetry Collector Antipatterns

    Friday, March 01, 2024 in 2024

    The OpenTelemetry Collector is one of my favorite OpenTelemetry (OTel) components. It’s a flexible and powerful data pipeline which allows you to ingest OTel data from one or more sources, transform it (including batching, filtering, and masking), …

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  • Join us for OpenTelemetry Talks and Activities at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2024

    Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in 2024

    The OpenTelemetry project maintainers, members of the governance committee, and technical committee are thrilled to be at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe and at the co-located Observability Day in Paris from March 19 - 22, 2024. Read on to learn …

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  • Making observability fun: How we increased engineers' confidence in incident management using a game

    Monday, February 26, 2024 in 2024

    At Skyscanner, as in many organizations, teams tend to follow specific runbooks for individual failure modes. With modern and complex distributed systems, this has the downside of most of the errors being unknowns, which makes runbooks only partially …

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  • Outreachy - How, When & Why?

    Wednesday, January 17, 2024 in 2024

    The OpenTelemetry maintainers are excited to have Sakshi Patle join our project as an intern via the Outreachy program. In this blog post, you can learn why Sakshi chose to apply for the Outreachy program and to contribute towards OpenTelemetry. If …

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