AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Monitoring and observability

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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AWS adds Prometheus Remote Write Exporter to OpenTelemetry Collector

In this post, AWS intern Yang Hu describes how he made his first engineering contributions to the popular open source observability project—OpenTelemetry. His contributions to OpenTelemetry included adding a Prometheus Remote Write Exporter to the OpenTelemetry Collector. This exporter enables you to send system metrics generated from OpenTelemetry API, Prometheus instrumented libraries, or other sources, […]

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Distributed tracing with OpenTelemetry

These days, more and more systems deploy as a set of services using containers. You may already be using services like Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) or Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) for quickly getting started with container workloads. Separating out services enables separation of concerns that can enable teams to operate independently […]

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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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Building a Prometheus remote write exporter for the OpenTelemetry Go SDK

In this post, two AWS interns—Eric Lee and Connor Lindsey—describe their experience building a Prometheus remote write exporter for the popular open source observability project OpenTelemetry.  As an engineer, understanding the performance and health of your applications and services is crucial. However, this can be challenging, especially when monitoring across various languages, infrastructures, and services. […]

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