Sunday, September 11, 2022

Cloud Native: OpenTelemetry (CNCF)

OpenTelemetry website

OpenTelemetry is a collection of tools, APIs, and SDKs. Use it to instrument, generate, collect, and export telemetry data (metrics, logs, and traces) to help you analyze your software’s performance and behavior.

attempt to standardize "app tracing" , "observability movement"; 
defines protocol, and provides standard SDKs

#2 CNCF project now

Martin is a Developer Advocate at Honeycomb

from ... OpenTracing and OpenCensus projects. The leadership of those two projects have come together to create OpenTelemetry, which combines the best parts of OpenTracing and OpenCensus to create one open source project to help with your instrumentation needs.


OpenTelemetry is important because it standardizes the way telemetry data is collected and transmitted to backend platforms.

As part of the Linux Foundation, we provide support, oversight and direction for fast-growing, cloud native projects, including Kubernetes, Envoy, and Prometheus.

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