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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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Adding security workflows to OpenTelemetry

In this blog post, intern engineers Karen Xu and Kelvin Lo describe their experience working in the popular open source project, OpenTelemetry. They describe how they added security scanning workflows to the project, including how it supports a major milestone in readying the software for production use. In any important and widely adopted open source […]

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) 0.11.0 is now available

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) 0.11.0 is now available. Release highlights include support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) metrics. Amazon EKS metrics can be monitored in Amazon CloudWatch Container Insights and include CPU usage, memory, disk and network status, in addition to other infrastructure metrics. ADOT 0.11.0 also supports Prometheus metrics collected from […]

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Using AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector for cross-account metrics collection on Amazon ECS

In November 2020, we announced OpenTelemetry support on AWS with AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT), a secure, production-ready, AWS-supported distribution of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) OpenTelemetry project. With ADOT, you can instrument applications to send correlated metrics and traces to multiple AWS solutions, such as our Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) and […]

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Managing AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry Collector with AWS Systems Manager Distributor

AWS Systems Manager Distributor simplifies the distribution, installation, and update process for software packages on managed instances at scale. AWS Systems Manager also provides a secured and centralized repository with version control for these software packages. With AWS Systems Manager Distributor, users can install and update their software packages for a large set of managed […]

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry 0.10.0 is now available with AWS Lambda layers for .Net

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) version 0.10.0 is now available with AWS Lambda layers for AWS X-Ray support in .Net. Latest versions of AWS Lambda layers with AWS X-Ray support are now available for the OpenTelemetry Collector, Java, Java instrumentation, JavaScript, and Python. Review the changelog for the list of Lambda updates made for version […]

Diagram: Batching Telemetry data flow in the OpenTelemetry Lambda extension

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry adds Lambda layers for more languages and Collector

The latest release of the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) now provides AWS-managed Lambda layers for Java, NodeJS, and Python for an easier getting-started experience for customers sending traces from their applications to AWS X-Ray. ADOT 0.9.0 also now provides a Lambda layer for the OpenTelemetry Collector for customers to collect trace data from their […]

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AWS One Observability Demo Workshop: What’s new with Prometheus, Grafana, and OpenTelemetry 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a variety of observability services and tools to gain visibility and insights about your workload’s health and performance. For example, Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray offer a variety of features to collect, ingest, and perform operations on traces, metrics, and log data generated from workloads. Purpose-built solutions, such as CloudWatch […]

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 […]

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 […]