Posted On: Oct 21, 2020

Today, we are announcing the availability in preview of AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project. Part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenTelemetry provides open source APIs, libraries, and agents to collect distributed traces and metrics for application monitoring. With AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, you can instrument your applications just once to send correlated metrics and traces to multiple monitoring solutions. Use auto-instrumentation agents to collect traces without changing your code. AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry also collects metadata from your AWS resources and managed services, so you can correlate application performance data with underlying infrastructure data, reducing the mean time to problem resolution. Use AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry to instrument your applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) on EC2, and AWS Fargate, as well as on-premises.

You can configure and deploy the latest version of the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry for container services, and Amazon EC2 by using AWS CloudFormation templates, AWS Command Line Interface, or by using the Kubectl commands. Developers can use Java auto-instrumentation agent as well as Java and JavaScript SDKs to instrument their applications for collecting correlated metrics and traces.

Visit our developer portal to learn more about AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry and download the latest release. Read more about the launch and support for partner monitoring solutions.