Posts in 2022

  • OpenTelemetry Project and Roadmap Update from Kubecon

    Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Blog

    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 Blog

    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 Blog

    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 Blog

    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 Blog

    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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  • Final list of candidates for the 2022 OpenTelemetry Governance Committee

    Thursday, October 13, 2022 in Blog

    The OpenTelemetry election committee is pleased to announce the final list of candidates running for one of the four available seats. We encourage all voters to take a moment and review all candidates, picking the one that best represents your …

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  • Join us for OpenTelemetry Talks and Activities at Kubecon NA 2022

    Monday, October 10, 2022 in Blog

    The OpenTelemetry project maintainers, and members of the governance committee and technical committee are excited to be at Kubecon NA in a few weeks! Join in to meet up in person or virtually for OpenTelemetry activities in Detroit from October 24 - …

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  • OTel Unplugged at KubeCon NA 2022!

    Friday, October 07, 2022 in Blog

    Are you excited about KubeCon NA 2022 in Detroit later this month? Maybe you’re attending in-person or virtually, for the first time or the fifth – either way, the OpenTelemetry community is excited to present a hybrid event that will take …

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  • Announcing the OpenTelemetry Community Manager

    Thursday, October 06, 2022 in Blog

    OpenTelemetry has demonstrated massive growth since its inception in 2019. What started as a handful of OpenTracing and OpenCensus maintainers and collaborators meeting at the Google campus and over Zoom, has now grown into the second-most popular …

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  • Tail Sampling with OpenTelemetry: Why it’s useful, how to do it, and what to consider

    Monday, September 26, 2022 in Blog

    Tail sampling is useful for identifying issues in your distributed system while saving on observability costs. In this post, you’ll learn how to implement tail sampling using the OpenTelemetry collector. I will also share some general and …

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