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Category: AWS X-Ray

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 and logs. 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 you […]

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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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Diagram of the Lambda Powertools framework.

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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Integrating the OpenTelemetry JavaScript SDK with AWS X-Ray

In this blog post, AWS intern Cong Zou shares his experience contributing to a large open source project—OpenTelemetry—for the first time. OpenTelemetry provides a single set of APIs, libraries, agents, and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics from applications. Users can analyze these traces and metrics using Prometheus, Jaeger, and other observability tools. […]

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article lead image: examples of the implementation drawn from a sample shopping cart microservice

Simplifying serverless best practices with Lambda Powertools

Modern applications are increasingly relying on compute platforms based on containers and serverless technologies to provide scalability, cost efficiency, and agility. Although this shift toward more distributed architectures has unlocked many benefits, it has also introduced new complexity in how the applications are operated. In times past, debugging was as straightforward as logging into the […]

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X-Ray Kafka service map

Tracing End-to-End Performance of Messaging Applications Built on Apache Kafka Using AWS X-Ray

Developers are using microservices architecture to build large and complex distributed applications. Distributed applications provide flexibility to isolate issues to a specific microservice, and optimize that microservice independent of other microservices. While such distributed applications scale well, it can be challenging to identify performance issues in disparate parts of the application. AWS X-Ray helps developers […]

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Open Source News Roundup: February 9, 2018

^ The Capital One Cloud Custodian Team Community Coding at the Cloud Custodian Code Day Capital One hosted their first ever community coding event at AWS re:Invent 2017, to bring current and aspiring contributors together in single location to spend a concentrated period of time hands-on with the code. Read more about it in the […]

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