Functions as a Service

OpenTelemetry supports various methods of monitoring Function-as-a-Service provided by different cloud vendors

Functions as a Service (FaaS) is an important serverless compute platform for cloud native applications. However, platform quirks usually mean these applications have slightly different monitoring guidance and requirements than applications running on Kubernetes or Virtual Machines.

The initial vendor scope of the FaaS documentation is around Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS functions are also known as Lambda.

Community Assets

The OpenTelemetry community currently provides pre-built Lambda layers able to auto-instrument your application as well as a the option of standalone Collector Lambda layer that can be used when instrumenting applications manually or automatically.

The release status can be tracked in the OpenTelemetry-Lambda repository.

Lambda Auto-Instrumentation

Automatically instrument your Lambdas with OpenTelemetry

Lambda Collector Configuration

Add and configure the Collector Lambda layer to your Lambda

Lambda Manual Instrumentation

Manually instrument your Lambdas with OpenTelemetry