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Category: AWS X-Ray

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is now generally available for metrics

At the end of 2021 we made traces in OpenTelemetry generally available (GA) and then the focus in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project moved to metrics. We worked upstream in the community to implement metrics in SDKs and ensure compatibility with Prometheus as well as to stabilize the collector to support metrics. […]

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Auto-instrumenting a Python application with an AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Lambda layer

Customers want better insight into understanding the behavior of their systems, but not all customers can afford to make significant code changes in their existing pipelines to add more observability. In this walkthrough, we explain how to get telemetry data from AWS Lambda Python functions, without having to change a line of code. Find the […]

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Adding AWS X-Ray support to the OpenTelemetry PHP library

In this blog post, AWS observability team intern engineer Oliver Hamuy shares his internship experience on his project to enhance the OpenTelemetry PHP SDK by adding support for AWS X-Ray. Please note that the OpenTelemetry PHP SDK is in development and in alpha state currently. We’ve tested the X-Ray pipeline for simple tracing using a […]

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Tracing AWS Lambda functions in AWS X-Ray with OpenTelemetry

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is a secure, Amazon Web Services (AWS)-supported, production-ready distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project that provides open source APIs, libraries, and agents to collect distributed traces and metrics for application monitoring. OpenTelemetry is a community effort to simplify observability instrumentation for all. As a committed, active member of […]

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Migrating X-Ray tracing to AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In the context of containerized microservices, we face the challenge of being able to tell where along the request path things happen and efficiently drill into signals. As a developer, you don’t want to fly blind and one popular way to provide these insights is distributed tracing. In this post we walk through migrating a […]

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Enhancing AWS X-Ray support in OpenTelemetry JavaScript SDK

In this post, AWS intern Kelvin Lo shares his experience of enhancing the OpenTelemetry JavaScript SDK to support AWS X-Ray. These enhancements are also available in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. OpenTelemetry is a popular open source project under Cloud Native Computing (CNCF) Foundation. OpenTelemetry provides a set of components including APIs and SDKs for […]

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Go support for AWS X-Ray now available in AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In this blog post, AWS interns Wilbert Guo and Kelvin Lo share their experience in enhancing the OpenTelemetry Go SDK to support sending traces to AWS X-Ray. These enhancements are also available in the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. AWS X-Ray is a service that collects data and provides tools that allow us to view, filter, […]

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Simplifying serverless best practices with AWS Lambda Powertools Java

Modern applications are increasingly relying on compute platforms based on serverless technologies to provide scalability, cost efficiency, and agility. Distributed architectures have unlocked many benefits, and they have introduced new complexities in how the applications operate. With traditional architectures, debugging was as straightforward as logging into the server and inspecting the logs. Modern observability must […]

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Monitoring application health and performance with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

A key challenge for any developer operations team is to gain full observability of a service’s health. You may already use great monitoring products from providers such as Amazon, Google, Splunk, and others. However, most of these vendors define their own data specification for metrics, traces, and logs. It is difficult for customers to switch […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry now available for public preview

Today’s distributed applications and systems are complex and constantly changing, making system observability challenging. For example, customers use multiple AWS SDKs and agents from different monitoring services to collect and analyze different performance data for their applications. Yesterday we announced the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, a 100% open source distribution of the OpenTelemetry project, which […]

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