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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 […]

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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Snap xCompile: An AWS tool for cross-compiling snaps privately

Cross-compilation is the idea of building executable code for a platform with different specifications than the one on which the compilation is conducted. Engineers working on embedded systems often develop software on one platform—for example, a powerful workstation—and deploy it on another, such as single-board computers on a robot. Development machines are frequently x86-based, whereas […]

Implementing CloudWatch-centric observability for Kubernetes-native developers in Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service

This post was written by Seth Dobson (Southwest Airlines), Paul Ramsey, and Sheetal Joshi. The solution presented in this blog shows how large enterprise organizations such as Southwest Airlines can implement an end-to-end, Amazon CloudWatch-centric observability solution for Kubernetes clusters running on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) in a way that feels natural for […]

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Introducing AWS Security Analytics Bootstrap

Organizations running workloads in Amazon Web Services (AWS) often must search and analyze logs to troubleshoot or investigate operations, governance, or security events. Amazon Athena enables AWS customers to search and analyze log data directly from in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL queries. Additionally, we understand that customers need a common […]

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 […]

Building the Geomap plugin for Grafana 8.1

In this post, AWS software development intern engineers Bryan Uribe and Eunice Kim talk about their experience with developing the new panel plugin, Geomap, for Grafana. They share goals for the project, key design details, and lessons learned through working on one of the most popular open source projects. Introducing Grafana and the Geomap plugin […]

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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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Integrating Amazon EFS with Podman running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux

This post was written by Mayur Shetty and Vani Eswarappa. Podman is a daemonless open source, Linux-native tool designed for finding, running, building, sharing, and deploying applications using Open Containers Initiative (OCI) containers and container images on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system. Similar to other container engines, such as Docker, Podman depends on […]

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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 […]