AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Monitoring and observability

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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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds StatsD and Java support

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) 0.8.0 is now available with StatsD support in the Collector and stable Java 1.0 support with an auto-instrumentation agent for observing your Java applications. StatsD Receiver The StatsD receiver is part of the OpenTelemetry Collector and collects StatsD metrics for exporting to your choice of monitoring service. This StatsD receiver […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds .NET tracing support

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) v 0.7.0 is now available with .NET support. This release adds support for tracing .NET applications using open source OpenTelemetry’s .NET API and SDK. You can use AWS monitoring backends, such as AWS X-Ray, as well as partner monitoring solutions for triaging and analyzing performance issues or bottlenecks in your […]

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Building a prototype for the Logging API and SDK for the OpenTelemetry C++ library

In this article, intern engineers on the open source observability team, Karen Xu and Mark Seufert, describe their design and implementation of an open source prototype Logging API and SDK for the OpenTelemetry C++ library. This library allows users to write and collect logs from their distributed and instrumented applications. This article details the goals […]

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Building a Prometheus Remote Write Exporter for the OpenTelemetry Python SDK

In this post, AWS intern engineers Azfaar Qureshi and Shovnik Bhattacharya talk about their experience building the OpenTelemetry Prometheus Remote Write Exporter for Python. They share their experiences in tackling challenges they faced while building this tool, which is used for sending metrics to Prometheus protocol-based service endpoints. As software deployments become increasingly more complex, […]

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Architecture diagram of the example in the post.

Using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus to monitor EC2 environments

April 16, 2021: This article has been updated to reflect changes introduced by AWS Signature Version 4 support on Prometheus server. We recently announced Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) that allows you to create a fully managed, secure, Prometheus-compatible environment to ingest, query, and store Prometheus metrics. In a previous blog post from the […]

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Set up cross-region metrics collection for Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus workspaces

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) is a Prometheus-compatible monitoring service for container infrastructure and application metrics that makes it easy for customers to securely monitor container environments at scale. In a previous getting started blog post, we showed how to set up an AMP workspace and ingest metrics from an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds partner exporters for metrics and traces

Today’s release of AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) 0.7.0 adds support for four more partner monitoring solutions—Datadog, Dynatrace, New Relic, and Splunk—enabling customers to send correlated metrics and traces using OpenTelemetry. These partner exporters are available now in addition to exporters for AWS monitoring services, such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS X-Ray, and Amazon Managed Service […]

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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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