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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is now generally available for metrics

At the end of 2021 we made traces in OpenTelemetry generally available (GA) and then the focus in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project moved to metrics. We worked upstream in the community to implement metrics in SDKs and ensure compatibility with Prometheus as well as to stabilize the collector to support metrics. […]

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Simplifying Amazon ECS monitoring set up with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In this blog post, we explain how to set up AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry for Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) with the 1-click console integration. OpenTelemetry metrics and traces collection on Amazon ECS mainly consists in instrumenting your application and running the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector container, using its Amazon Elastic Container Registry […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.14 is now available with updated Lambda layers

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.14 is now available. You can download the latest AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector image from the  Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Public Gallery. Release highlights OpenTelemetry Collector v0.38.0 Updated Lambda layers for Java, Java auto-instrumentation agent, JavaScript, and .Net New OpenTelemetry Operator image added to public Amazon ECR Added […]

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Auto-instrumenting a Python application with an AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Lambda layer

Customers want better insight into understanding the behavior of their systems, but not all customers can afford to make significant code changes in their existing pipelines to add more observability. In this walkthrough, we explain how to get telemetry data from AWS Lambda Python functions, without having to change a line of code. Find the […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry is now GA for tracing

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) is now generally available with production-ready tracing support. You can download the latest ADOT Collector image from the Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Public Gallery. Highlights End-to-end support for collecting, processing, and exporting traces. OTLP v 0.9.0 fully supported. Stability guarantees for tracing in the OpenTelemetry Protocol (OTLP). Semantic […]

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Simplifying OpenTelemetry Collector and Go library releases with the Go MultiMod tool

Managing versions and releases of multiple Go Modules can be a struggle to perform manually for maintainers of large repositories, especially due to the lack of official Golang support for this task. In this post, AWS Observability intern software engineer Eddy Lin discusses his experience building the Go MultiMod tool, an open source solution that […]

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AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.12 adds metrics support for AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS on EC2 metrics, and Amazon EKS metrics in Amazon Managed Prometheus (Preview)

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) 0.12.0 is now available. You can download the latest ADOT Collector image from the Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR) Public Gallery. Release highlights Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) Infrastructure metrics and trace collection: Enhanced support in the Collector for gathering Amazon EKS infrastructure metrics and traces. This discovery […]

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Adding AWS X-Ray support to the OpenTelemetry PHP library

In this blog post, AWS observability team intern engineer Oliver Hamuy shares his internship experience on his project to enhance the OpenTelemetry PHP SDK by adding support for AWS X-Ray. Please note that the OpenTelemetry PHP SDK is in development and in alpha state currently. We’ve tested the X-Ray pipeline for simple tracing using a […]

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Building a Helm chart for deploying the OpenTelemetry Operator

In this post, Shibo Wang, an intern on the AWS Open Source Observability team, shares his experience of designing and building the OpenTelemetry Operator Helm chart and integrating the OpenTelemetry Operator into the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT). This open source Helm chart allows you to install the OpenTelemetry Operator to an on-premises or managed […]

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Deployment patterns for the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector with Amazon Elastic Container Service

The AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) is a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the OpenTelemetry project. Cloud-native, distributed technology stacks are now the norm, but these architectures introduce operational challenges, which have led to the rise of observability. Several different patterns can be used for deploying ADOT for observability, and this blog post will describe […]

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