AWS Open Source Blog

Category: Monitoring and observability

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Building a Prometheus remote write exporter for the OpenTelemetry Go SDK

Update: Please note that the exporter detailed in this blog post has been retired. See the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) blog post on migrating to the new setup for further details. 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 […]

Testing the OpenTelemetry C++ Prometheus Exporter

In this post AWS intern Eric Hsueh shares his experience working on OpenTelemetry. OpenTelemetry aims to be the industry standard in collecting telemetry data, which includes metrics, tracing, and logs. Together with fellow AWS intern Cunjun Wang, we developed a C++ Prometheus Exporter as a contribution to the C++ repository of the open source project […]

AWS adds a C++ Prometheus Exporter to OpenTelemetry

In this post, two AWS interns—Cunjun Wang and Eric Hsueh—describe their first engineering contributions to the popular open source observability project OpenTelemetry. OpenTelemetry aims to develop an open standard and provides implementation in multiple programming languages for collecting telemetry data, including metrics, tracing, and logs. The interns contributed the C++ Prometheus Exporter to the OpenTelemetry […]

AWS adds observability metrics to the OpenTelemetry C++ library

In this post, three AWS interns—Brandon Kimberly, Ankit Bhargava, and Hudson Humphries—describe their first engineering contributions to the popular open source observability project OpenTelemetry. Recently we made contributions to OpenTelemetry that included the metrics collection and processing functionality for the C++ library. These metrics are collected from instrumented applications and infrastructure. They allow users to […]