AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Monitoring and observability

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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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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Building a reliable metrics pipeline with the OpenTelemetry Collector for AWS Managed Service for Prometheus

In this blog post, AWS intern engineers Aman Brar and Jason Liu talk about their experience working with the OpenTelemetry Collector and Prometheus Remote Write Exporter. They share their experiences in tackling challenges they faced and how they applied lessons learned to ensure the reliability of the AWS Distro for the OpenTelemetry Collector as the […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds Prometheus and Lambda support and other cool features

Today’s release of the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) now brings support for Prometheus and AWS Lambda and adds AWS X-Ray support in Go and Python. The release also adds an OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP) HTTP exporter, an AWS EMF exporter, and an X-Ray exporter. Prometheus support: Prometheus support includes an out-of-process remote write exporter for […]

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Launching the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry developer site with Gatsby and GraphQL

In this post, AWS intern Wilbert Guo shares his experience in building the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry developer site using Gatsby and GraphQL. The developer site aims to provide a place where customers can find out more information about the project, as well as get involved and download the distribution. OpenTelemetry is a popular open […]

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