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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.14 is now available with updated Lambda layers

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.14 is now available. You can download the latest AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector image from the  Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Public Gallery.

Release highlights

  • OpenTelemetry Collector v0.38.0
  • Updated Lambda layers for Java, Java auto-instrumentation agent, JavaScript, and .Net
  • New OpenTelemetry Operator image added to public Amazon ECR
  • Added AWS X-Ray remote sampling support for Java SDK and Java auto-instrumentation agent
  • Enhanced AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry build processes

Detailed release notes are on GitHub. Note that all code changes are upstream in the OpenTelemetry project components.


Detailed technical documentation is available on the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry developer site, and you can download the distribution from GitHub. You can also download the latest AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector image from the Amazon ECR Public Gallery.

To learn more about how to use AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry to collect data for your observability solution, check out the hands-on AWS Observability workshop.

File an issue if you have any questions about the distribution, features, or its components.

We also welcome you to participate in the OpenTelemetry project. The project was approved for incubation status in 2021 by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Technical Oversight Committee (CNCF TOC).

Learn more about AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry on the AWS Open Source Blog, where we announced the distribution’s general availability for tracing in September 2021.

We announced the public preview in October 2020, followed by a re:Invent release announcement in December 2020.

Alolita Sharma

Alolita Sharma

Alolita is a senior manager at AWS where she leads open source observability engineering and collaboration for OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, Cortex, Grafana. Alolita is co-chair of the CNCF Technical Advisory Group for Observability, member of the OpenTelemetry Governance Committee and a board director of the Unicode Consortium. She contributes to open standards at OpenTelemetry, Unicode and W3C. She has served on the boards of the OSI and Alolita has led engineering teams at Wikipedia, Twitter, PayPal and IBM. Two decades of doing open source continue to inspire her. You can find her on Twitter @alolita.

Raman Aulakh

Raman Aulakh

Product Lead, AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, AWS Observability