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Tag: OpenTelemetry

Adding StatefulSet support in the OpenTelemetry Operator

In this post, AWS interns, software engineers Huy Vo and Iris Song, share their experience with adding StatefulSet support in the OpenTelemetry Operator and their design approach to building a scrape target update service into the OpenTelemetry Collector’s Prometheus receiver. OpenTelemetry (OTEL) is a popular open source framework used for observability. It provides a set […]

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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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 adds .NET tracing support

AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry (ADOT) v 0.7.0 is now available with .NET support. This release adds support for tracing .NET applications using open source OpenTelemetry’s .NET API and SDK. You can use AWS monitoring backends, such as AWS X-Ray, as well as partner monitoring solutions for triaging and analyzing performance issues or bottlenecks in your […]

Building a prototype for the Logging API and SDK for the OpenTelemetry C++ library

In this article, intern engineers on the open source observability team, Karen Xu and Mark Seufert, describe their design and implementation of an open source prototype Logging API and SDK for the OpenTelemetry C++ library. This library allows users to write and collect logs from their distributed and instrumented applications. This article details the goals […]

Building a Prometheus Remote Write Exporter for the OpenTelemetry Python SDK

In this post, AWS intern engineers Azfaar Qureshi and Shovnik Bhattacharya talk about their experience building the OpenTelemetry Prometheus Remote Write Exporter for Python. They share their experiences in tackling challenges they faced while building this tool, which is used for sending metrics to Prometheus protocol-based service endpoints. As software deployments become increasingly more complex, […]

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Using Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus to monitor EC2 environments

April 16, 2021: This article has been updated to reflect changes introduced by AWS Signature Version 4 support on Prometheus server. We recently announced Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus (AMP) that allows you to create a fully managed, secure, Prometheus-compatible environment to ingest, query, and store Prometheus metrics. In a previous blog post from the […]

Migrating X-Ray tracing to AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry

In the context of containerized microservices, we face the challenge of being able to tell where along the request path things happen and efficiently drill into signals. As a developer, you don’t want to fly blind and one popular way to provide these insights is distributed tracing. In this post we walk through migrating a […]

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 […]

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, […]